Event Reports

“Peace starts in our homes!” – The Role of Women in Peace-Building in South Sudan

The prevalent underrepresentation of women in peace-building processes is one of the reasons for the failure to achieve lasting peace in South Sudan. For that matter there are increasing voices in calling for the greater role of women in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCISS). The Workshop organised, by Mer Christian Women Fellowship, seeked to explore why women’s role in peacebuilding is critical and what the opportunities for women to participate in peacebuilding are.

“If you don’t actively engage in your council, then you are as good as an empty chair”

The two-day follow-up training on the women caucuses in Kabale District offered participants a chance to refresh their commitment towards implementing gender-responsive policies, programmes and budgets and strengthened networking and knowledge sharing among the councillors from the sub counties and district.

Promoting Access to Information in Bunyoro Sub-Region

‘Access to information is the engine of development’ – It is a right guaranteed under the article 41 of 1995 constitution of Uganda, which is again operationalized by the Access to Information Act (ATIA) 2005. In Uganda, most district officials and the general public are unaware of this law. Consequently, the key components of the ATIA are not effectively put into practise. To tackle this challenge, Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) conducted a Workshop from the 28th to the 30th of May in Hoima to provide an insight in the ATIA as well as to deepen the understanding of access to information for a functioning democracy.

"There is no ‘one best way’ to handle conflict" – discussing various conflict management and solution finding techniques with South Sudanese communities and leaders

On the 27th of May 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) hosted a workshop on the topic of conflict resolution. The event was organized to equip the South Sudanese community and organizational leaders with the basic skills in conflict management and solution finding.

Youth4Policy fellows headed off for their first Policy Learning Mission

The first Policy Learning Mission offered the 2019 Youth4Policy fellow class a chance to actively engage in insightful discussions with different political stakeholders and the local community in Kabarole District. Throughout the weekend, the fellows gained a deeper understanding of the complexities of public policy design and implementation, which will help them to sharpen their research focus.

Be Organized and Prepared to Lead your Country to Greatness – South Sudanese Youth Advised

On 21st May 2019, a section of South Sudanese youth met at the Juba Regency Hotel to discuss their roles in nation building so as to promote development. Attended by over 80 youth leaders from different parts of the country and organizations such youth associations; youth led organizations, the national youth union and government institutions. The dialogue was organized in partnership with Centre for Rehabilitation and Development (CEFoRD). Specifically, the public dialogue provided a platform for the youth to discuss the relevance of active citizenship in building national identify for South Sudan

"Stand together and make it work" – promoting political pluralism and stronger collaboration among leaders at the local government level

From the 21 - 22 of May, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the Directorate of National Guidance hosted a training for district leaders in Mbale. The event aimed to promote political pluralism and stronger collaboration among the appointed and elected leaders at the local government level. This workshop was one out of a series of workshop activities, which took place in various districts since 2016. This time 48 participants of Manafa, Budaka and Mbale districts came together to attend the training.

KAS-UMU Scholars in Uganda discuss the social and economic opportunities which Social Protections Floors could offer for Uganda

On the 10th of May, 2019, scholars and the alumni members of our scholarship programme at Uganda Martyrs University gathered in Kampala to examine the social and economic opportunities Social Protection Floors could offer for Uganda and discussed ways in which the challenges of establishing such mechanisms could be overcome.

Ugandan experts call for more action to address climate change.

Climate change is real. It is a global threat whose impacts are felt already at the smallest scales. To tackle this problem, the African Center for Trade and Development (ACTADE) together with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted a round table discussion on 7th of May. The debate dealt with the topic of the facing climate change challenges and Uganda’s response plans and actions towards it. The expert discussion engaged 30 participants from several fields related to climate change. Participants from Government and Private sector, academia, media, and relevant Civil Society Organizations actively discussed not only governmental but also individual actions which positively impacting climate change.

South Sudanese Refugees at Bidi-Bidi Rally to Defy Ethnic Divides and Build Peace

Misunderstanding cultures can lead to conflicts - this is particularly relevant in the context of South Sudan, where 64 different ethnic groups exist. At our intercultural dialogue organised together with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) and Young-adult Empowerment Initiative (YEi), we brought together different stakeholders to discuss how to live together peacefully and constructively in a multicultural setting and to develop a sense of community and belonging.

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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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