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“Charcoal Burning is Another ‘War’ in Northern Uganda”

The indiscriminate tree cutting for charcoal production in Oroko village in Palaro Sub County in Gulu district has sparked strong debate on Kabake Community Radio Programme. During Kabake community radio programme recording at Oroko trading centre, residents raised concern that with the current trend, in a few years, the area will become bare.

Water supply in Uganda

Water security and social repercussions

Failure to address the question of water supply triggers repercussions that go far beyond ensuring the availability of drinking water and that may pose threats to the areas of health, economy and social justice. Blessed with abundant precipitation and natural water reservoirs, the East African country Uganda seems unaffected by these challenges. Nonetheless, a closer look reveals incisive challenges in access to clean water and to sanitation facilities.

36 years on, What’s the SPLM Up-To? A Conversation with Aligo Lo-Ladu, the Party’s Yei River State Secretary

Our Programme Officer, Donnas Ojok and Hon. Aligo Lo-Ladu, Secretary of SPLM Party in Yei River State

Revisiting Civic-Engagement as a Tool for Peacebuilding in South Sudan

Keynote Address by Donnas Ojok

Why Access to Information Matters!

Keynote Address by Donnas Ojok at the Access to Information Public Dialogue held at Pauline Hotel, Lira Town on the 19th March 2019.

Digitalisation Forum 2018 - Managing the 4th Industrial Revolution

On 15th & 16th November 2018, some of East Africa’s key players in the digital sphere gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda to discuss challenges and opportunities ushered in by Industry 4.0 and how to effectively manage it, especially from a policy angle. This is the comprehensive report of the conference.

Scholarship Annoucement 2019

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) announces scholarships for Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes in four disciplines (see document). The scholarships are targeted towards aspiring future leaders across a range of social, political, and economic fields. Applicants will have to prove their leadership potential in order to be considered for the scholarship.

In South Sudan, KAS Scholarship Alumni Are Sowing Seeds of Peace and Stability

On 21st August 2013, Mawa George from Yei River State in South Sudan got a phone call from an administrator at KAS that would forever change his life. The phone call was relaying to him the great news that he had been selected as one of the four students from South Sudan to benefit from a scholarship programme by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stfitung at the Uganda Martyrs University. The greatness of the news laid in the fact that without the scholarship, George was not sure if he would even enroll for the programme, although he had been admitted to the university. To George, a university degree was a ticket to better life for himself; a gateway to the success of a small community organization he had founded and an inspiration to thousands of young people in his community.

How can females students' enrollment in STEM be improved?

Increasing female students' enrollment boosts the chances of employment and economic inclusion for women, as most new job opportunities demand STEM-related skills. One reason, why the percentage of female students is low in STEM are social constraints. Therefore, policies need to focus on social constraints.

Access to Remedies - Human Rights Violations in the Oil and Mining Sector

Increased investment in the oil and mining sector has led to a proliferation of business-related human rights violations. As the victims do not always have access to effective remedy, there is a need for a new policy to enable access to judicial remedies.

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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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