Event Reports

Making sure the issue becomes the story: problematizing the media coverage of sexual harassment at Makerere University

In the after march of several media reports on sexual harassment in Makerere University, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) together with its partners "Women in Media" and "Kweeta" organized a theme night, discussing sexual harassment and its media coverage in Makerere University and beyond.

Why it Matters to Problematize and Tackle the Problem of Sexual Harassment Everywhere

Keynote Adress

In the after march of several media reports on sexual harassment in Makerere University, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and its partner Women in Media discussed sexual harassment and its media coverage in Makerere Universitys and beyond. Professor Sylvia Tamale, head of the committee investigating sexual harassment at Makerere University,gave a keynote address.

Boosting Uganda’s economic transformation: Energy stakeholders and media representatives discuss Uganda’s future

Friday, on August 10th, the Marriot Hotel became a stage for discussing Uganda's economic development: In two round tables, organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) together with its Partner, the Center for Development Alternatives (CDA), key Stakeholders from the Energy Sector, government representatives and media came together to talk about what changes the energy sector must undergo in order to transform Uganda's economy into a more productive one.

South Sudanese community in Byeyale refugee settlement united to resolve conflict.

At various refugee settlements in Uganda where South Sudanese reside, there have been outbursts of violence along ethnic lines. It is based on this background that on Saturday 4th august 2018, the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) and its implementing partner SSOW Care Foundation with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) carried a civic education awareness discussion on the role of community involvement in conflict resolution in Bweyale refugee settlement of Kiryadongo district in Northern Uganda.

Enhanced civic participation

Kiboga local leaders participate in a two day civic

For the third time, the Governance Accountability Civil society network of Uganda (GAIN Uganda)organized a civic education training for its members in 13 districts in four regions. One of the trainings took place in Bukomero, Kiboga, where representatives of different communities came together to talk about democracy.

Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) – Evening Networking Meeting

Leveraging media for effective policy communication

On Friday, 27th of July, the Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) fellows met two outstanding experts in their respective fields. With Prof. Dr. Maggie Kigozi, who formerly served as Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), and Charles Mwangushya, a seasoned journalist with the Nation Media Group (NMG). These two discussed with the Y4P fellows strategies on how to gain public support for their policy proposals and make them relevant.

10 PRACTICAL WA|YS TO HELP REFUGEE WOMEN SURVIVE

Rosemary Amana, 25, a refugee from South Sudan witnessed horrific cases of violence against women as they fled to Uganda after the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan.

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THE REFUGEE CRISIS: A WOMENS RIGHT ISSUE

Refugees have been spilling out of the countries intoneighbouring ones and others farther afield for quite a while now. The reason: civil warin South Sudan and a relentless and egregious persecution of the Rohingyas in Myanmar.Beside these two countries, others that have become the largest sources of refugees, oftendue to armed conflict, are Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo,the Central African Republic, Eritrea and Burundi.

BOOK REVIEWS - A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY

In A Moonless, Starless Sky Alexis Okeowoweaves together four narratives that forma powerful tapestry of modern Africa: ayoung couple, kidnap victims of JosephKony’s LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonelycampaign against modern-day slavery; awomen’s basketball team flourishing amidwar-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takesup arms against the extremist group BokoHaram.

BOOK REVIEWS - EXIT WEST

“I can understand it,” [Nadia] said.“Imagine if you lived here. And millionsof people from all over the world suddenlyarrived.”

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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