KABAKE! – Interactive radio at grassroots level in Uganda
In Uganda like in many other African countries the radio is of enormous importance as a primary source of information for the population. This insight forms the basis for the pro-active integration of radio programs in the spectrum of KAS activities in Africa. During his visit to Northern Uganda the Deputy Secretary General of KAS, Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, got a personal impression of this type of work and could experience with how much enthusiasm community members at grassroots level discuss political topics and put forward their concerns in front of radio microphones.
The Role of State and Market for Sustainable Development in Africa
Conference with former German President Horst Köhler in Kampala
At a conference organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung the former President of Germany, Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, discussed with leading Ugandan representatives from economy, politics and civil society about the principles of the social market economy and their relevance in the Ugandan context. He accentuated his optimism regarding Uganda’s future in spite of persisting problems such as poverty and unemployment. „I see among Ugandans the willingness to face the existing problems and the confidence in their ability to solve these problems “ Köhler stated.
Reporting about Human Rights
The public dialogue in Mbale held by local representatives of politics, police, civic society and the media focused on human rights reporting as well as on concrete assaults of journalists. On basis of a theoretical training in the following workshop journalists produced stories about human rights violations on the ground.
Eastern Uganda Students Debate Gender Issues
Students Debate organised by ACFODE
The Inter–Institutions debate tournament of 9th April in Soroti was a competition between five institutions of higher learning. They included Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Kumi University, Uganda College of Commerce (UCC), the East Africa Civil Aviation Academy and the Comprehensive School of Nursing - Soroti. The debate which is part of a series was organised by ACFODE in cooperation with KAS. It was held along the theme: "Involvement of the youth in the promotion of gender equality”
Journalism and Human Rights
Public Dialogue and Workshop in Kasese
Journalists from Kasese and the surrounding districts met for a public dialogue followed by a three-day workshop to discuss the role of journalists as bearers and promoters of human rights. The lively discussion about the freedom of the press in Uganda between different stakeholders during the dialogue provided a starting point for the subsequent workshop. Journalists participating in the workshopwere trained in reporting about human rights after a theoretical briefing about investigative journalism and the concept of human rights.
New UMDF-Board Elected
The Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) has elected a new Executive Board. Mr. J.B Wasswa, a media consultant and Makerere University lecturer, was elected Board President with Mr. Mpimbaza Hashaka as Vice President. Others elected were Mr. Moses Sserwanga as General Secretary, Mr. Paul Kihika as Treasurer and Ms. Joyce Tabingwa as Education Secretary. Ms. Lucy Lapoti and Mr. Collins Juuko joined the board as committee members. The elections occurred at the March 18th general meeting.
National Dialogue: Journalists as Bearers and Promoters of Human Rights
The Ugandan Context
Public dialogue organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) with support from the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
KAMPALA DECLARATION ON JOURNALISTS AS BEARERS AND PROMOTERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Journalisten präsentieren Workshop-Ergebnisse
Declaration adopted by journalists and human rights activists during a national workshop organised by KAS in cooperation with UMDF and support from the GTZ.
Political Actors and Academicians Discuss the State of Multiparty Democracy in Uganda
KAS-Symposium mit politischen Akteuren und Akademikern
A Symposium conducted by KAS raised a vibrant discussion on the challenges and successes of the five-year-old multiparty democracy in Uganda.
"Kultur ist das Einzige was uns davon abhält, uns gegenseitig zu töten!"
Im Südsudan wird die kulturelle Vielfalt oft als eines der Hauptprobleme im andauernden Bürgerkrieg identifiziert. Kultur ist jedoch auch eines der am meisten unterschätzten sozialen Werkzeuge zur Konfliktlösung. Aus diesem Grund kamen Mitglieder verschiedener südsudanesischer Gruppen in Kampala zusammen, um über die positive Rolle der kulturellen Vielfalt im Südsudan zu sprechen.