Event Reports

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.

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.

Experts Discuss Economic Opportunities and Social Benefits of Oil Revenues

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.

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.

Chief Justice launches Democracy Torch and Democracy Exhibition

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.

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.

ACFODE – KAS Regional Review Workshop for Central and Western Uganda

Civil Society actors from the Central and Western region who were previously trained as grassroots civic educators under the project, “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda” converged at Lake View Hotel, Mbarara between 10th-12th June 2012 to participate in a three day review workshop of the grassroots training activities they had participated in. The newly trained civic educators hailed from the districts of Kisoro, Kabale and Mbarara in the Western region and Kiboga as well as Masaka in the central region.

Press Freedom in Uganda Shrinking

Public Dialogue on Occasion of the International Press Freedom Day

Negative interference by the state, economic pressure and self-censorship are the main threats that cause press freedom to shrink in Uganda. This is according to media practitioners who convened on the International Press Freedom Day on 3rd May 2012 in order to discuss current challenges fort he media in Uganda. The public dialogue was organised by the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) with support from KAS.

Training Series on Good Governance and Accountability Concluded in Soroti

The series of training workshops conducted by KAS and ACFODE under the EU-supported project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” has recently been concluded with two training workshops for local councillors and civil society actors in Soroti district.

Kisoro District Councilors and CSO Representatives trained on Good Governance and Accountability

The training series under the EU-supported "Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability" continued in the district of Kisoro.

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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