Employment Policies for Uganda: Young Leaders' Perspectives
Public Dialogue organised by the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives
The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives which was initiated by KAS in February 2011 has held its first public dialogue. The Think Tank presented a paper on the topic of youth unemployment which outlines policy recommendations from the perspective of the young generation. The paper was discussed by a panel of politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs.
Memorial Dialogue for Uganda’s first Prime Minister – Benedicto Kiwanuka
Foundation for African Development (FAD) has held a memorial dialogue for the late Ben Kiwanuka, the founding president of the Democratic Party and Uganda’s first Prime minister. This took place on September 28th at Hotel African in Kampala.
Training workshop for District Political Party Leaders in Arua District from 12th-13th September 2011
STRENGTHENING CAPACITY OF POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS
Foundation for African Development (FAD) designed a training program on strengthening the capacity of political party leaders on methods of communication and institutionalising ethical standards with the aim of enabling the newly elected District Political party leaders to improve on methods of communication and promote openness, accountability and accessibility.
Strategy Meeting for 2012
WORKSHOP OF KAS UGANDA AND PARTNERS
A strategy meeting, organised by KAS Uganda, took place in order to plan for 2012. The future cooperation with the partners and current challenges of the cooperation were discussed.
Training Workshop for Journalists
Reporting on Corruption: Bracing Journalists to Fight Corruption in Uganda
Uganda is one of the countries where the impact of corruption causes considerable political instability and furthermore represents a hindrance for social and economic development. In order to achieve improvements in transparency and accountability as well as curbing corruption, journalism needs professional journalists capable of understanding transparency and governance issues through conceptual frameworks and tools.
Think Tank Members Meet Deputy Speaker of Parliament
Members of the KAS supported Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives have held a meeting with the Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah. They presented to him several policy alternatives for promoting youth employment in Uganda.
KAS-supported Civic Education Programme started in South Sudan
New Cooperation with the Salesians of Don Bosco
A workshop in Maridi for youth and women marked the beginning of a new civic education programme that KAS is implementing in South Sudan in collaboration with a new partner, the Salesians of Don Bosco.
Trends, Challenges and Prospects of Deepening Democracy at the Local Level
Mbale District Local Governance Actors Discuss Trends and Challenges to Democratisation
Civil society, political party activists and local government leaders in Mbale district emphasised the need to continue a dialogue on issues of democracy and development. This consensus was reached during dialogue at Masaba Hilltop hotel facilitated by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, July 21, 2011.
Economic Growth and Equity
Social Market Economy as an Alternative Approach to Poverty Reduction?
At a public dialogue organised by Makerere University Convocation (MUC) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) leading representatives from the academic as well as the political sphere discussed whether the concept of Social Market Economy could represent an alternative approach to ensure inclusive growth and poverty reduction in Uganda. They largely agreed that a mixture of free market and the creation of a social balance through state intervention in cases of market failure is the way forward.
Training Workshop for District Political Party Leaders
Strengthening the Capacity of District Political Party Leaders to Enhance Institutional Communications
With the overall aim to train elected party representatives in the understanding of political party functions and the importance of party structures in the co-ordination and recruitment of members, the Foundation for African Development (FAD) has conducted a training programme for district political party leaders from 12th to 13th July in Soroti. The two-day workshop was supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.