Events

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

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

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.

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

Women and Power: Reshaping of Geopolitics

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

This panel will discuss why we need gendered approaches in Geopolitics: What is different about women’s roles, their approaches, their skills or their conflict resolution capabilities? Let’s listen to the women who make our world a better place and let’s learn more about the female impact in security, foreign policy and development politics!

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.

Youth interventions ought to be mainstreamed

Most conversations on youth have only focussed on what needs to be done and what is missing. It is commonplace for example, to find young people demanding for new policies, new programmes, new departments, to mention a few. What has been missing however, is a nuanced reflection of what is there in terms of policies and programmes, and what these have achieved. Or where they have failed and why. The fourth annual national youth conference organised in partnership with the University Forum on Governance endeavoured to address this.

LéO Africa Economic Forum Calls for Problem-focused & Inclusive Innovation

Innovation and Technological Disruption in Africa

An inclusive innovation model that is labor intensive and not only connects, but also empowers people and communities – including those at the base of the pyramid, to access basic goods and services in a faster and easier way was the overriding call at the 2017 LéO Africa Economic Forum, that took place on July 7th at the Kampala Serena Conference Center.

By Your own terms: Success Insights for the young and emerging African leaders

There isn’t a dearth of literature or perspectives on success - what it is, how to arrive at it, how to manage it and the list goes on and on. But reviewing and analyzing the broad theme of success within the context of leadership in Africa and the role of her young and emerging leaders is a subject that requires some deep reflection. Young leaders from East Africa who are fellows of the Young and Emerging Leaders Project which is a collaborative initiative of the LeO Africa Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung explored this topic at a recently concluded 2017 second seminar series.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 2017

Facts, Freedoms and Rights in a Connected World

Social media channels have become more common as sources of information to the public.We only need access to internet and our smart phones to access a lot of information. But wealso see unregulated journalism strongly growing alongside the tradition media houses. Thisdevelopment poses many questions like: - How can we trust the sources of all thisinformation? What does it mean with regards to the aspects of objectivity? What happens tothe aspects of filtering and conceptualisation? And whether this development undermines thetraditional media houses?

SOCIAL MEDIA, BLOGGING AND CITIZEN JOURNALISM: RECONFIGURING ETHICAL STANDARDS.

Keynote Address by Rachael Akidi at the 2017 Uganda Social Media Conference

The keynote Address at the 2017 Edition of the #UgandaSocialMedia Conference was delivered by Rachael Akidi, the Editor of BBC Focus on Africa Programme. Her speech explored how and why Social networks, online news websites and blogs have become crucial alternative sources of information. The gist of her talk was that the “democratization of information” should not affect the quality of information.

RECOUNTING THE IMPACT OF THE SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEE CRISIS

South Sudan is at the brink of an international humanitarian crisis. The violence that erupted in July 2016, the same week of the country’s fifth independence anniversary has ushered in avalanche of violent contestations with no end in sight. The country has turned into a hotbed of conflict among the various warring factions divided along ethnic lines. While the running conflict between SPLM in Government and that in Opposition keeps gaining fresh momentum, new and different militia groups keep forming and sprouting at an alarming rate.

LOCAL LEADERS IN A MULTIPARTY SYSTEM

A multiparty system, like the Ugandan, requires the willingness to work together, all persons involved on all levels. The DNG-workshop in Kapchorwa on the 31st May and 1st transported this important rule for a functional democracy to appointed and elected leaders.

Ugandan government partners with KAS and GAIN-Uganda in civic education

Scalling up Civic Education in Uganda

With a great party in the KAS gardens, the DEMOCRACY WORKBOOK for civic education in Uganda was launched on Friday, 26th of May 2017. The second edition of the book is released by GAIN, KAS and the Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance.

The search for answers to the employment challenge in Uganda reframes the debate

The 3E's Reality Check Conference 2017

Following the release of the 9th Edition of the Reality Check Report, which focuses on the issues of Employment, Entrepreneurship and Education in Uganda, the debate on employment takes a rather different yet more analytical course. During a three-day conference to discuss the report, the focus on youth (un) employment changed from victimising the unemployed to problematising the labour market.

Civil society organisations representing citizens in bargaining a social contract with the state.

The challenges facing young people in Uganda are enormous and the actors working to do something about them are diverse. But even with all these efforts, policy outcomes are yet to reflect and effect the interests of the youth. Therefore, without proper coordination, there are significant risks of duplication, limited prospects for sustainability and failure to impact on the public policy environment.