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Hungersnot im Südsudan - Eskalierende Katastrophe im Schatten des Krieges

Das jüngste Kind der Staatengemeinschaft ist ein Sorgenkind. Nur wenige Jahre nach seiner Unabhängigkeit bietet der Südsudan ein katastrophales Bild. Es ist das Bild eines scheiternden Staates. Das Leid der ohnehin krisengeplagten Bevölkerung im Südsudan nimmt derweil immer beängstigendere Ausmaße an. Zu den direkten Folgen des anhaltenden Bürgerkrieges kommen die Auswirkungen einer verheerenden humanitären Krise, die durch akute Nahrungsmittelknappheit weiter eskaliert. Mitte Februar erklärten die Vereinten Nationen eine Hungersnot. Die Aussichten sind düster.


Enabling women to start up their own businesses and to create employment would bring major benefits to the country, turning Ugandan women into a strong asset. Acknowledging the role of women entrepreneurs in private sector development, poverty reduction, and sustainable growth and development in Uganda, this paper aims to identify ways to empower women for effective entrepreneurship. The question thus arising is the following: How can Ugandan women be empowered to successfully engage in entrepreneurial activities?

„Gute Arbeitsplätze für junge Menschen schaffen“ – Eine Illusion in Uganda?

Vor einem Jahr wurden bei dem größten Gipfeltreffen aller Zeiten in New York 17 nachhaltige Entwicklungsziele für 2030 verabschiedet. Eines davon ist Ziel 8: Gute und menschenwürdige Arbeitsplätze schaffen. Dies scheint für Uganda eine der wichtigsten Herausforderungen der nächsten Jahr(zehnt)e zu adressieren – die hohe Jugendarbeitslosigkeit. Wie sieht es derzeit aus in Uganda, dem Land mit einer der jüngsten Bevölkerungen der Welt? Wie versucht die Regierung, Jobs für junge Menschen zu kreieren? Und ist die Zielsetzung, bis 2030 Arbeitsplätze für alle zu schaffen, wirklich realistisch?

Arise Magazine - Issue 61

Exclusion, Misrepresentation and Discrimination - Insights on the situation of women in the media

Despite the gains made in the area of women inclusion and participation in governance and other leadership roles, certain segments of society have not yet overcome their skewed views about women. Arise magazine 61 attempts to highlight the challenges women face in the Ugandan media

Taking Action – Prospects for Possible Foreign Interventions in the South Sudanese Civil War

On 26th August, the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan, in cooperation with the University Fo-rum for Governance (UNIFOG) organized a full-day symposium on possibilities for peace and inclusive state-building in South Sudan. Reflecting on practical proposals for solutions and feasible actions to improve on the sit-uation in Uganda’s northern neighbour-state, there was clearly one key question that came to dominate the debate: the question of foreign inter-vention.

Exclusion, Misrepresentation & Discrimination – Insights on the situation of women in the media

ARISE Magazine, Issue 61

Together with our partner ACFODE (Action for Development) we published the ARISE magazine, a magazine for women's development. This issue deals with exclusion, misrepresentation & discrimination and gives insights into the situation of women in the media.


The significance of the youth in shaping global affairs is an undoubted fact. In Africa, and particularly in Uganda, the youth are increasingly becoming forerunners in initiatives and actions to redeem and re-focus the future of the continent.


A Keynote Address delivered at the Private Sector Forum on Promoting Exports in Uganda

The purpose of this paper is premised on the need to increase exports as a means of creating jobs, stabilizing the exchange rate for better business planning, and boosting overall development through sufficient provision of foreign exchange.

South Sudan Factbook

An Introduction to the Newest County on Earth

9 July 2011 was a landmark day for Africa and the world. It was the day that introduced a new player to international politics by giving birth to the planet’s newest nation: The Republic of South Sudan. As the day that marked the end of Africa’s longest running civil war, 9 July 2011 was full of hope and recommencement. However, it also marked the beginning of a troublesome story: South Sudan’s internal struggles for national unity and enduring peace. This country report not only offers a collection of current, reliable, and valid data, it also provides a clear and accessible narrative.


The paper outlines the state of youth participation in the agriculture sector in Uganda, noting, most specifically, that while absorbing a large part of the working population, the sector is operating highly inefficiently, mostly owing to the effects of subsistence farming and engagement in the sector as a last resort or interim solution while other economic pursuits are aspired to. The result is a workforce engaged in agriculture that is lacking the vision and awareness of opportunities for entrepreneurship within the sector and, therefore,does not unlock its employment potential.

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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 In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.


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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