Event Reports

“Access to Information is a human right”

On 18th-20th February 2019, the Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a workshop to foster the implementation of the Access to Information Act 2005 and Access to Information Regulations 2011 in Nebbi district. The HIM has been actively engaged in capacity building and advocacy campaigns and is targeting local government officials and sensitizing the public about the law. The project aims to strengthen the leaders’ knowledge and usage of the access to information tools which in turn leads to an improvement in citizen’s access to information and strengthening governance accountability. This should also realize strengthened citizens’ engagement in promoting government accountability.

Development, Refugees and Human Rights Abuses - extensive debates at International Law Fellowship 2019

On 15th February the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the University Forum on Governance (UNiFOG) hosted the International Law Fellowship 2019 at Makerere University in Kampala. The event brought law students and experts from Uganda, South Sudan and Sierra Leone together. They were involved in panel discussions on current issues of international law and rule of law in the context of Uganda and Africa.

Kick-off for the second cohort of the Media Challenge Fellowship 2019

The second cohort of young and emerging journalists started the Media Challenge Fellowship Programme on 5th-10th February 2019. Organized by the Media Challenge Initiative in partnership with DW Academy and KAS, 26 students from 12 universities in Uganda undergo an intensive 6-month multimedia journalism training. The first week of the Programme included practical trainings in online, radio and television combined with discussions and talks with professionals from different media sectors.

Kampala Students debate on Gender and Youth Empowerment

From 13th to 14th the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted this year’s Regional Debate Competition in Kampala in cooperation with Action For Development (ACFODE). Together participants, judges and organizers created an effective forum for young people to engage in discussions on gender, democracy, good governance and youth participation. 32 students of Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Uganda Christian University and Kampala International University participated.

Unity in Diversity – Intercultural Dialogue for Peace in South Sudan

“Everybody’s culture matters.”

In South Sudan 64 different ethnic groups exist, each with its own cultural heritage, traditions and values. How can this rich diversity be used to promote the national identity and unity in South Sudan, the youngest state in the world? At our intercultural dialogue organized together with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) and DHORAN foundation we brought together different stakeholders to discuss how intercultural dialogue can work as a bridge for effective peace-building in South Sudan.

Civic Engagement must transcend electoral boundaries – Jinja Youth Leaders advised

On 9th of February 2019, 26 young leaders from Jinja districts participated in a one-day training on political economy analysis, advocacy and social mobilization. The Political Leadership Advancement Laboratory (PoLA-LAB) is a youth focused political leadership training organized in cooperation with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG). POLA LAB is a one-day session that includes an interactive and participant-centered approach to promote a better understanding of the development challenges through a political economy analysis lens. The sessions also focus on designing better advocacy and political mobilization and facilitating conversations meant to promote constructive civic engagements beyond electoral periods and cycles.

The Governance of Civil Society in Uganda

A framing workshop by the Centre for Development Alternatives and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, critically evaluated the key question which the Reality Check research seeks to answer.

Promoting Good Governance and Collaboration among Local Leaders

From 7th-8th February, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the Directorate for National Guidance (DNG) conducted a training for district leaders in Kaberamaido, in order to promote political pluralism and stronger collaboration among the appointed and elected leaders at the local government level.

Young & Emerging Leaders of 2018 are stepping “out of the YELP bubble”

Moving beyond the ‘self’ – from achieving personal success to significance in society – this was the guideline for the last seminar of the 2018 YELP class. From 25th to 27th January 2019, LéO Africa Institute arranged the graduation seminar at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort for the class of their Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung and Stanbic Bank. The second cohort of the program comprises more than 20 outstanding thought leaders from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi that have backgrounds in media, social enterprise, politics, military, arts and business.

"We need to own the Peace Agreement!"

South Sudanese Refugees in Bweyale Town Meets to Learn More about the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS).

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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