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Employment Policies for Uganda: Young Leaders' Perspectives

A Study Conducted by the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives

The members of the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives have worked intensively on the topic of (un)employment in Uganda with particular focus on the challenges for the youth. Based on ananalysis of the situation and the existing policies, the members have discussed and formulated policy recommendations that could help in addressing challenges of youth (un)employment in the country. The paper analyses the given context, legal framework and existing policies and outlines the policy recommendations from the perspective of the young generation.

Concepts and Principles of Democratic Governance and Accountability

A Guide for Peer Educators

The guide forms part of the "Civic Education Toolkit" under the project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” and is designed to serve as a simplified tool for use by civic educators and elected leaders in understanding the concepts of democracy, good governance and accountability. It clearly defines and explains the general concept of democracy and outlines the main "ingredients" of a democratic state and society. Particular attention is given to the specific Uganda context.

Facilitation Skills and Methods of Adult Education

A Guide for Civic Education at Grassroots Level

The guide is part of a comprehensive "Toolkit for Civic Education" which is being produced under the project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability”. It is a comprehensive manual for trainers and facilitators of civic education activities which contains basic information on the concepts of civic education and adult learning and gives practical instructions on how to organise and implement trainings at grassroots level. Specific attention is given to facilitation skills and methods that can help the trainers apply an appropriate and effective methodology.

Multiparty Politics in Uganda

Reality Check 4

This 4th edition of the Reality Check deals with "multi-party politics in Uganda". It was written by the renowned political scientist Assoc. Prof. Yasin Olum and published by KAS. The report contains an assessment of the development, challenges and perspectives of multi-party politics in Uganda, covering areas such as the legal and institutional framework, the decentralisation process, election management and campaigning, the role and performance of political parties and other democratic actors, and factors such as ethnicity and religion.

Pro-Poor Development and Poverty Reduction in Uganda and the Idea of Social Market Economy

Proceedings of a High-Level Roundtable Discussion organised by KAS and ACTADE

The publication compiles the input presentations and results of the discussions at a high-level roundtable on the topic „Pro-Poor Development and Poverty Reduction in Uganda and the Idea of Social Market Economy“, held on 3rd November 2011 at the Serena Hotel in Kampala. The discussion was organised by the African Centre for Trade and Development (ACTADE) with support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and brought together an exclusive number of 30 invited participants with leading roles and particular expertise in the areas of economic governance, development and poverty reduction.

Uganda Media Review - Issue II

Media and Corruption

With support from KAS the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) published the second issue of the "Uganda Media Review". This year the journal focusses particularly on the topic "Media and Corruption". It features expert articles on a number of related topics and general media concerns as well as project briefs about the different UMDF-activities.

Herausforderungen bei Ermittlungen des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofes

Das Beispiel Uganda

Ende des Jahres 2011 wird die Versammlung der Vertragsstaaten des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofes (IStGH) einen neuen Chefankläger für das Gericht bestimmen. Die neunjährige Ära des derzeitigen Anklägers, des Argentiniers Moreno Ocampo, nähert sich damit seinem Ende. Uganda war das erste Land, in dem der IStGH auf Einladung des Präsidenten Museveni Ende 2003 Ermittlungen aufnahm. Das Ende des Mandates Moreno Ocampos, und der Fakt, dass die Ermittlungen seit nunmehr fast acht Jahren andauern, bieten Anlass für eine Zwischen-betrachtung der bisherigen Arbeit des Gerichtshofes in Uganda.

The challenges of youth (un-) employment in Uganda

Paper by the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives

The paper by the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives on the challenges of youth (un)- employment in Uganda is intended to highlight the problem at hand and also give offer possible policy alternatives that can alleviate it. The paper will also inform key policy makers and implementers about the interests of the young generation and highlight the rationale for including them in the country’s national development priorities.

Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda

Project Brief

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in partnership with ACFODE has received funding from the European Development Fund (EDF) as part of the Democratic Governance and Accountability Program(DGAP) for the Project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda" to be implemented over a period of 24 months in 11 districts namely Jinja, Palisa and Soroti in Eastern Region, Masaka and Kiboga in the Central Region, Kabale, Kisoro and Mbarara in the West and Arua, Pader, Lira in the North.

Erstmalig Kämpfer der Lord’s Resistance Army vor Gericht

Mitte Juli 2011 begann unter großer Medienaufmerksamkeit in Gulu, Norduganda, das strafgerichtliche Verfahren gegen Thomas Kwoyelo. Er war einer der führenden Köpfe der Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), die den Norden des Landes jahrelang in Angst und Schrecken versetzte und verantwortlich für massive Menschenrechtsverletzungen war.

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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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