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Oct

2020

Women and Power: Reshaping of Geopolitics
Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

Oct

2020

Women and Power: Reshaping of Geopolitics
Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020
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Conversation

A conversation with Anna Reismann!

KAS Alumni and Scholars Event on Thursday 22nd October 2020

The first-time opportunity for our KAS Scholars, Fellows, and Alumni to meet and actively engage with the Country Director - Anna Reismann, as we discuss the role of the youth in transforming Uganda's political landscape.

Expert conference

Geopolitics and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

Previous industrial revolutions affected balance of power and caused geopolitical disruptions of gigantic proportions. But the geopolitical disruptions by the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) are unmatched. Boundaries of all sorts have been blurred. And in this new age of Big Data, Blockchain and the Internet of Things, fundamental questions around data ownership and usage arise.

Expert conference

COVID-19 Responses: What Implications for Global Leadership?

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

Can we trace correlations between political ideology, political system, and political culture and countries’ responses to global threats like the pandemic? Did female leaders – as often asserted – indeed respond better to COVID-19? And what conclusions can we draw for the leadership of the future? Who will our future leaders be?

Expert conference

The Role of Sports and the Arts Industry in Restructuring Global Conversations

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

While arts and sports are a reliably thriving industry, governments have not been shy to use them for their advantages as soft power: Whether exploited to exert political influence or as an economic or even cultural tool, the two have become strategic components of international relations.

Expert conference

2020 and Beyond: Shaping our Future Together

Kampala Geopolitics Conference

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020, the organisation has launched a series of dialogues on how to build a true global partnership to realise shared aspirations for a just, peaceful and sustainable future. The initiative will see people from all regions and walks of life join hands to discuss how to collectively bridge the gap between the world we want and the world we will see if current trends continue.

Online-Seminar

Beyond the Crisis: Leadership at Crossroads

Annual Leaders Gathering

Bringing together young and emerging leaders from all over Africa. Tune in online! The event is held in cooperation with LeO Africa Institute

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Expert conference

Stronger Together? Why and How the Pandemic Should Help Us Re-Imagine Subsidiarity & Solidarity

Kampala Geopolitics Conference Opening

The third edition of the Kampala Geopolitics Conference will take place virtually. You can participate - tune in online or follow the discussions on NBS.

Study and Information Program

Faces of Care

Celebrating Frontline Workers in the Fight Against COVID-19

With the world on lockdown, the medical workers and support staff at medical facilities have become one of the most important service providers during the Covid19 pandemic. Our campaign will feature frontline workers, covering nurses, doctors, ambulance drivers, immigration control officers, and hospital cleaners across key facilities in the country.

Online-Seminar

Writing an Emancipatory Practise?

Literature, Emancipation and Democracy in Uganda

The activity aims to bring together the fellows, scholars, alumni and friends of the KAS youth programmes in Uganda and South Sudan. This event will additionally provide platforms for likeminded KAS fellows and scholars that operate on a broader common ground, i.e. their substantial contribution to politics and civil society in the country.

Online-Seminar

The Threat of Fake News During a Pandemic

A Citizen Webinar

A webinar on fake news and misinformation

Online-Seminar

Coping with Anxiety and Mental Health During a Pandemic

A Citizen Webinar

Webinar on coping with anxiety and mental health.

Online-Seminar

The Science behind COVID-19

A Citizen Webinar

Uganda has been applauded for its effort to control, trace and contain the Corona Virus to minimal numbers. This webinar will cover Uganda’s scientific response to the epidemic with the focus being on the country’s efforts prior to case zero, primary prevention protocols, key dates in the virus’ growth curve, spread projection models, justifications for quarantine/lockdown, case finding and tracing and what happens next. The Webinar will also help provide clarifications on several myths around the Virus.

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Project Launch (SPACE)

“Strengthening Performance and Accountability through Community Engagement”

The launch of our new EU funded project titled ‘Strengthening Performance and Accountability through Community Engage-ment – (SPACE)” with the government of Uganda under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) supported by the European Union and the Government of Uganda.

Conversation

"In Defense of Liberal Democracy" - KAS Scholars and Alumni Network Nr. 2

KAS Scholars and Alumni Network Nr. 2 with the topic "In Defense of Liberal Democracy". Our Country Director Mathias Kamp will be the main speaker. At this evening you will have the chance to interact with him once again before he will leave the country in just a bit.

Workshop

The Political Economy of the Number of States in South Sudan

Disussion about the role of the system represented by ten states in the development of South Sudan

A one-day workshop and public dialogue organized by the Centre for Peace and Advocacy (CPA) under the auspices the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations (NoSSCOU) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) to equip the general populace about the peace and development within ten states in South Sudan

Workshop

Capacity Building Training for Youth Council Leaders and Female Youth Councilors

This training is aimed at sharing leadership skills, addressing female stereotype issues and providing sustainable, long-term solutions. The meeting shall bring together youth council members and female youth councilors from Ankole Sub region.

How Local Governments Can Make Use of Social Media to Enhance Civic Engagement and Access of Information

A systematic flow of information from local governments to their electorate is inevitable to assure good governance, transparency and accountability within the democratic system of Uganda. CEMCOD (Centre for Media Literacy and Community Development) has conducted a 3-day training in cooperation with KAS from 20th – 22nd February, in order to train local leaders of Masaka region about the effective use of social media to enhance civic engagement and information access for society.

Refresher Training: How Can District Women Councilors Enhance their Participation in the Political Field?

KAS, together with ACFODE (Action for Development) has conducted a refresher training in Apac from 14th to 15th February, to strengthen gender equality in the political sphere and equip female district councilors with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively take part in the political decision-making process.

Promoting Good Governance and Collaboration among Appointed and Elected Leaders at the District Level

From 12th – 13th February, KAS together with the Directorate for National Guidance (DNG) conducted a training for district leaders in Masindi, in order to promote political pluralism and stronger collaboration among the appointed and elected leaders at the local government level.

Training the Next Generation of High-Qualified Journalists

This year, KAS is partnering with Media Challenge Initiative and DW Academy to launch the very first Next – Gen Journalist Fellowship Program. It is an aggressive 6-month multimedia journalism training given to the best 25 students out of 12 universities in Uganda. On 8th–12th January 2018 the fellowship kicked off with a first training, whereby professional journalists from different media sectors combined report assignments and overall trainings in online, radio and television journalism for all fellows.

Access to timely and relevant information is a lifeline of good governance

Access to information is a fundamental human right recognized by international human rights instruments including article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”

Football Tournament Unites South Sudanese Youth in Uganda

On Sunday, 11th February 2018, South Sudanese students at various universities in Uganda contested in a football challenge as a uniting factor for all regardless of political and social/cultural differences.

Debating about the structure of a post-conflict South Sudan

Due to continuous violence in South Sudan since the outbreak of the conflict in 2013, the IGAD countries will soon start the 2nd phase of the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) to promote a revitalized and stable peace process within the country. Therefore, KAS in partnership with the Center for Peace and Justice and the African Youth Action Network (AYAN) organized another roundtable discussion at Makerere University. Different members of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) discussed about sustainable solutions for a good governance structure and security sector reform in South Sudan.

Young and Emerging Leaders Program Graduation: Transformative Leadership for Society

From 26 to 27 January, LéO Africa Institute hosted the graduation seminar at Lake Victoria Serena Resort for the inaugural class of their Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. YELP brings together 20 outstanding thought leaders from Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda that have backgrounds in media, social entreprise, the arts, and business.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Media Professionals in Uganda

In 2017, we partnered with Media Challenge Initiative and the DW-Akademie to implement the Media Challenge Academy project which took us to over 20 universities and media institutes in Uganda providing practical training and lessons on broadcast journalism to a total of 500 students. At both the Media Challenge Expo where students showcased their skills and at the Media Challenge Awards night were best students were recognized, up to 1,000 students, most of them undertaking media studies actively participated.

Achieving Peace in South Sudan: What Role for Civil Society?

Since the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in 2013, attempts at achieving lasting peace have been unsuccessful and criticized for not including all relevant stakeholders. KAS hosted a roundtable with representatives of South Sudanese women, youth, artists and religious leaders to explore how CSOs can contribute to achieving sustainable peace in the country.