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

Oct

2020

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

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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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.

Event

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.

Discussion

The Status and Costs of Kampala’s Polluted Air

As a rapidly growing city, Kampala is facing the equally mounting problem of pollution, impacting the health of its inhabitants. Pollution occurs in an abundance of forms, roughly categorized into air, water and land pollution. Urban areas suffer greatly from air pollution mainly due to combustion processes. Critical sources of harmful emissions include vehicles, unpaved roads, industry, open waste burning and domestic cooking. This meeting is to bring key players of the various sectors together to share information on the prevalent situation, on the state of current projects and on the prospects, hence identifying opportunities for cooperative synergies.

“We cannot work in isolation” - The National Youth Council Public Dialogue

The National Youth Council in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung facilitated a public dialogue in order to explore ways to improve communication between the NYC and its constituencies and to identify areas of synergies and collaboration with youth wings of all political parties.

“You should become role models for your communities and promote women's rights!”

Action for Development and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung implemented a monitoring and coaching workshop for Kabale’s women caucus to empower female leaders to advocate for their demands in local politics and beyond.

“We are brought up being told we just don’t belong to certain spaces”- The #WomenInMediaUG public dialogue

Discussing Media Coverage of Women in the Ever-Changing World of Work

In light of the Theme of 2017 International Women’s Day commemoration (i.e. Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030), the #womeninmediaug campaign, an initiative supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in partnership with Mon Pi Mon and SheMattersUganda, held an evening public conversation with leading Ugandan media practitioners, civil society activists and politicians.

Building Synergies between Political Parties and CSOs for Constructive Youth Participation in Politics

On the 10th of March 2017, the University Forum on Governance in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organised a roundtable discussion at Makerere University, Kampala. The discussion aimed at reflecting on the initiatives by the two dominate agencies – political parties and the civil society organizations in advocating for the fair representation of the youth interests at policy discussion levels.

The Young Leaders Think Tank launches its research topics for 2017

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives is a group of highly qualified and committed young Ugandans from varied professional backgrounds. They aim to generate new policy ideas on issues that affect the young people in the country and to enhance youth participation in governance and policy formulation. On the first weekend of March, the Think Tank met for a residential workshop in order to enable a productive start into a new year of research and to broaden its capacity for effective public engagement.

LEADERSHIP BEYOND POLITICAL AFFILIATION FOR BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY

Responsible citizenship, pluralism and cooperation across the political divide

In the second round of “the DNG signature” workshops for local leaders, KAS continues to promote measures aimed at strengthening local leaders in partnership with the Ministry of information, ICT and National Guidance to promote good governance. The workshop series are aimed at breaking the barriers between the elected and appointed leaders at the local level in a bid to smoothen service delivery.

Empowering district councillors to advocate for women's rights

Action for Development and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung facilitated workshops in Pallisa and Apac in order to encourage and empower district leaders to effectively advocate for women’s and girls’ interests in their political work.

“Leadership comes with responsibility, not opportunity” – The Young & Emerging Leaders Fellowship

On 25th-26st of February 2017, the Y&ELP started a fellowship program designed to train values of self-advancement, integrity, social responsibility, and socioeconomic transformation for passionate and young emergent leaders. In a bid to build quality networks of transformative leaders on the continent, the LéO Africa Institute is committed to providing platforms that train and harness ideas in order to stimulate the energy of young and emerging leaders into engines for growth and transformation.

“There is no way Local Governments Officials can run away from Social Media”

Social Media for improved local governance and service delivery in Uganda

Despite closeness to their constituencies which should ensure better service delivery and accountability, local government units in Uganda face a gigantic communication roadblock which makes the concept of citizen-state engagement in the country an illusory catchphrase. This gap presents a unique opportunity to use social media to advance better local governance and better service delivery.

REGIONAL YOUTH DEBATE: WHEN THE DEMOGRAPHIC ADVANTAGE IS NOT BEING TRANSLATED INTO POLITICAL POWER

On the 8th of January, an enthusiastic discussion at Busitema University with University students from Eastern Uganda Universities interrogating whether or not political parties are providing the right platform for youth participation in politics started the 2017 Regional Debate Series, a project co-implemented with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG).