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The Cooperative Movement in Uganda is Alive: Here is Why

"Can you believe that there are over 18,000 cooperatives in Uganda, excluding the over 8000 SACCOs?" The first article of our series out of the Arise Magazine deals with the Cooperative Movement in Uganda.

IGAD, Political Settlements and Peace building in South Sudan:

Lessons from the 2018 Peace Negotiation Processes

South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation on 22nd July 2011. Two years down the road, the country descended into conflict and civil strife. A series of revitalization talks initiated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) led to the revitalization of the previously signed and broken Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS). This paper explores IGAD’s role in facilitating and supporting peacebuilding and conflict mediation initiatives in South Sudan and highlights key challenges that must be addressed and windows of opportunities that could be exploited for its effective implementation.

Social Media, Local Governance and Development in Uganda

This research paper aims to advance our understanding of social media and its growing relevance for promoting development in general and improving local governance and public service delivery in particular. As a key lesson, the paper draws heavily from a recently concluded “Social Media for Improving Local Governance” Project implemented by the Centre for Media Literacy and Community Development (CEMCOD) in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Cooperatives as a vehicle to gender equality & women’s rights in Uganda

ARISE Magazine, Issue 65

Together with our Partner ACFODE (Action for Development) we published the Arise Magazine, a Women's Development Magazine. This issue deals with the emergence of cooperatives, gender equality and women's rights in Uganda.

A Huge Leap to Green Energy?

The Future of Africa’s Energy Supply

The lack of a comprehensive, reliable electricity supply is a central obstacle to economic development on the African continent. In times of climate change, the question arises as to how the rising energy demand can be met in a climate-friendly manner. Western partners, and Germany in particular, emphasise the opportunities presented by renewable energy, but some African countries are already making plans for nuclear alternatives – and fossil fuels are by no means out of the running, either.

Powering Uganda’s Transformation

Reality Check 10

This 10th edition of the Reality Check examines the role of energy as a driver and shaper of economic transformation in Uganda. The quest for decent access to affordable energy presents a major development concern today. It would be unimaginable for a country to achieve inclusive growth and sustained peace without providing access to energy, especially to electricity for all.

The Refugee Crisis - A Women's Rights Issue

ARISE Magazine, Issue 64

Together with our Partner ACFODE (Action for Development) we published the ARISE Magazine, a Women's Development Magazine. This issue deals with the refugee crisis.

Attention, Internet Fraud!

False information about scholarships of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Dear applicants for scholarships of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Currently there are circulating on the internet various offers of services for obtaining scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, often at considerable costs. Some websites are using the logo of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation without authorization.

Call For Applications: Youth4Policy

Are you a highly motivated young Ugandan interested in policy analysis and research?Are you interested in doing high-quality research while receiving training, mentorship and further developing your professional skills?Do you want to become part of a network of promising young policy leaders?Then Youth4Policy is for you!

Museveni als „ewiger Präsident“ in Uganda: Aufhebung des Alterslimits als letzte Hürde?

Nach monatelangen Debatten stimmte das ugandische Parlament am 20. De-zember 2017 für das sogenannte “Age Limit Bill”, welches eine Verfassungsän-derung vorsieht und die Altersgrenze von 75 Jahren für den Präsidenten auf-hebt. Damit kann Präsident Yoweri Mu-seveni, seit 32 Jahren im Amt, auch bei der nächsten Wahl im Jahr 2021 antre-ten. Er wäre dann 76 Jahre alt. Noch hat Museveni nicht öffentlich erklärt, ob er dann nochmal antreten will. In Uganda ist nach der Verfassungsänderung nun aber die Angst groß, dass der Präsident sich damit de facto sein Amt auf Lebens-zeit gesichert hat.

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Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Event Reports

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.

ARISE

A Women’s Development Magazine

ARISE magazine features varying issues around women and development in Uganda. Whether women wearing uniform, working as farmers, or holding political offices: We review the trends and challenges women face in Uganda. The magazine has been published in cooperation with Action for Development since 1990.

Reality Check

The series analyses developmental challenges in the political, social and economic sphere in Uganda. The editions examine hot topics of the daily political agenda and undertake a rigorous reality check. Reality Check is published in cooperation with Centre for Development Alternatives.

Economic Policy Paper Series

We examine economic issues in Uganda through a policy lens: Which way for Uganda's economic development? Which obstacles does the country face? And how can political players set the course for economic growth? This series crafts policy papers to inform and inspire debates around economic progress in Uganda. The Economic Policy Paper Series is published in cooperation with Centre for Development Alternatives. 

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