Event Reports

Youth Discuss Peaceful, Free, and Fair Elections

2nd National Youth Conference Held at Makerere University

More than half of Uganda's population of voting age will be under 30 in the 2016 general elections. However, young people are not fully integrated in the democratic processes of the country and already today there are worrying trends that indicate that some degree of election violence seem likely in 2016. In light of these developments, KAS in cooperation with UNIFOG, CCG, and UYONET implemented a conference which brought together over 100 young people from all over the country and focused on the theme “2016 and beyond; Young people for a peaceful and credible election experience”.

Ugandan Political Delegation Visiting Berlin

Following an invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the "Stiftung für Grundwerte und Völkerverständigung", a group of political representatives from Uganda visited Berlin from 10 to 13 June. The 10 delegates wer led by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah. Among others, the delegation included the chairman of the parliamentary Human Rights Committee, the speaker of the Ugandan delegates within the East African Legislative Assembly, and several Members of Parliament and advisors from different ministries.

Capacity Building as Preparations for the 2016 General Elections

(Aspiring) Female Politicians in Apac District Trained

From 19th to 21st May 2015, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Action for Development (ACFODE) implemented the second workshop in a series of workshops which aim at preparing aspiring women leaders and women who are already in elected office but are going to aim for higher offices for the 2016 general elections. By capacitating and empowering the participants, ACFODE and KAS hope to motivate more women to run, as well as to enable them to effectively and efficiently campaign for themselves.

Stakeholders Meeting in Discussion of Pension Sector Reforms

Rethinking Pension Sector Reforms as a Means of Strengthening Social Security Sector Frameworks in Uganda

On May 7th 2015, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan convened a high level stakeholders meeting to discuss the reforms being proposed in the pension sector in Uganda with the goal of contributing to strengthening social security frameworks in the country. The round table meeting was convened in line with KAS efforts of promoting the concept of Social Market Economy around the world. The Social Market Economy idea considers balancing economic growth and the preservation of individual and market freedoms with social justice.

Workshop with Local Youth Council Leaders on Youth Participation – Northern Region

Strengthening Youth Structures in the Northern Region for Effectiveness and Election Preparedness

From April 15th until April 17th, Youth Councilors and Youth Council Leaders of 16 northern Districts of Uganda participated in a training in Gulu held by the National Youth Council (NYC) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Focus of the training was to build the capacity of the local youth structures to better coordinate their work and lead young people at the district level, as well as specifically address the topic of the upcoming elections 2016 and how young people in the north can be most effectively prepared for and involved in the election process.

First KAS Scholarship Holders Training 2015

Local Governance: Interrogating the Ugandan Model and Exploring Alternatives

The first annual scholarship holders training of 2015 took place on Tuesday, 28th April, at the Grand Global Hotel Kampala. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited its scholars, which are studying in the field of Democracy and Development Studies, and Local Governance and Human Rights at the Uganda Martyr’s University, to a workshop on “Local Governance: Interrogating the Ugandan model and exploring alternatives”. This meeting was also considered as an informative get-together to foster the development of a strong alumni network.

Campaigning Training for Women

30 Female Councilors Trained in Kiboga District

The workshop in Kiboga, which took place from 14 to 16 of April, is the first of a series of workshops which focus on equipping aspiring leaders with skills and information on their mandate and as such support them to design their campaigns along achievable outcomes in relation to their mandate as women’s representatives and female political leaders.

Young Leaders Think Tank Non Residential Workshop

Capacity Building and Review Meeting

After the first workshop of the year, where the “Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives” set the frame for the upcoming work, they met again on Saturday, 25th April 2015 at Salama Shield Foundation. During this follow-up meeting, the participants concretized the planning process as well as reviewed the progress so far attained by the groups.

Unity in Diversity?

Scholars Discuss Religious Tolerance and Radicalisation in Uganda

On 27 March 2015, a public dialogue organised by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) brought together secular and religious scholars to discuss the question of “Unity in Diversity: Perspective on Uganda as a Multidenominational Society”. While also discussing the roots and causes of religious radicalisation in Uganda, the dialogue was a strong call for religious tolerance, coexistence, and dialogue between people belonging to different faiths and denominations.

Student Leaders as Drivers of Democratic Reform

Debate of the Candidates for the Position of Guild President, Makerere University

On 8 March 2015 the annual guild presidential candidates’ debate took place at Makerere University. The debate is traditionally organised by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Uganda and South Sudan. The debate gave the nine candidates for the position of Guild President the chance to improve on their debating skills and offered the students of Makerere University an opportunity to inform themselves about the candidates and their programmes.

About this series

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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