2013

Launch of the Uganda Media Review Journal Vol. 3

Theme: “Struggling for media space through the decades”
UMDF Launches Third Edition of the Uganda Media Review Journal

2013

EU Diplomats and Ugandan Leaders Discuss Public Sector Accountability

by Christian Warnke

A high-level panel of EU ambassadors, Ugandan politicians and civil society actors has underscored the importance of a well functioning public sector which is accountable to citizens as a pre-requisite for achieving development and a just society. They, however, observed that for the case of Uganda public sector accountability is presently far from working frictionless and is mostly disturbed by pervasive corruption. This was the outcome of an intellectual discourse organised by KAS and ACFODE on the occasion of the Europe Day 2013.

2013

Public Dialogue on the Role of State Institutions in a Democracy

by Yusuf Kiranda, Maike Messerschmidt

A panel of high ranking experts from politics and the academia have underscored the importance of strong and clearly mandated state institutions to democratic development. They, however, noted that such institutions are presently lacking in Uganda. This was a consensus reached at the KAS supported dialogue organised by Makerere University Convocation (MUC), February 12, 2013.

2012

Leadership Development Project Launched

Festive event for the launch of the DGF sponsored project "Leaders for Today and Tomorrow"
In Uganda the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is working through a cross-party forum of young politicians to implement a leadership and dialogue programme. The project dubbed ‘Leaders for Today and Tomorrow’ was launched on November 30, 2012 during a festive occasion at the KAS Office premises in Kampala.

2012

KAS and UMDF Launch Study on Independence of the Media in Uganda

KAS und UMDF präsentieren Studie im Rahmen der Reihe "Reality Check"
With support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) has launched a study under the title "Revisiting the Media Freedom Debate at Uganda's Independence Golden Jubilee" at a public dialogue in Kampala.

2012

Young Leaders Think Tank Presents Education Policy Alternatives

The KAS-supported „Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives“ has presented policy recommendations to improve the Ugandan education system. In a public dialogue at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, the members of the Think Tank discussed their analysis of the problems in the education sector and their recommendations with experts and the interested public.

2012

Experts Discuss Economic Opportunities and Social Benefits of Oil Revenues

by Mathias Kamp

High Level Conference “Oil Production in a Social Market Economy – Perspectives for Uganda”
In a high level conference organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in conjunction with the Uganda National Chamber for Commerce and Industry a range of outstanding experts presented their views on the topic of oil production in Uganda. The main focus of the discussion was on the question how the expected oil revenues can be managed in a meaningful way in order to ensure a sustainable and socially balanced economic development. The presentations and discussions generated a number of concrete recommendations – among them the establishment of a sovereign oil fund for the Ugandan people.

2012

Democracy Torch and Exhibition Received in Jinja

Farbenfroher Auftakt der landesweiten Kampagne zur Förderung demokratischer Werte
In a momentous event, the Democracy Torch was received in Jinja District on 17th August 2012 as part of a campaign to draw attention of the local population to issues of democratic governance and accountability. The initiative is a component under the project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” which KAS and ACFODE are implementing in 11 districts with support from the European Union.

2012

Chief Justice launches Democracy Torch and Democracy Exhibition

by Mathias Kamp

KAS and ACFODE achieve another milestone in EU-supported project
In a solemn function, Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki has launched the Democracy Torch. It is part of a campaign to increase awareness on democratic principles among the Ugandan people and to remind political leaders of their commitment to democratic values. The campaign is part of the project "Action for Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability" which KAS is implementing together with the local partner ACFODE with support from the EU. The torch will be taken to the 11 target districts of the project together with a Democracy Exhibition which was presented at the same event.

2012

Next round of the EU-supported Project “Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” successfully completed

As part of the EU-supported project “Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability“ three review workshop for civil society actors were held last week in Lira, Soroti and Mbarara.