Events

WORKSHOP ON POLICY BRIEFS WITH YOUNG LEADERS THINK TANK FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES

Young Leaders Think Tank receives training on producing effective policy recommendations

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives is an initiative of KAS to enhance youth participation in governance and policy formulation in Uganda. The 25 members are young, highly qualified Ugandans engaged in different sectors and meet regularly to discuss important policy issues and develop policy papers (the last one on Agriculture was even presented to the Vice-Minister of Uganda). Therefore, developing skills to write well-structured and relevant policy briefs and blog posts was the goal of the two-day-workshop from 3rd to 4th September at Esella Country Hotel in Kampala.

REGIONAL YOUTH DEBATE SERIES GOES TO NKUMBA UNIVERSITY

Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement

Often times, many young people participate in political processes only during the election peaks. To inculcate youth participation at all times, we hold public dialogues and debates to continue providing a platform where youth can engage and discuss real political issues.

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives meets the Vice-President of Uganda

Policy Recommendations on how to enhance youth participation in Ugandan agriculture

KAS is collaborating with young innovators in Uganda to generate new policy ideas on issues that affect the young people in Uganda. On 25th August, the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives has presented a paper that offers critical reflections on youth engagement in the agricultural sector to the Vice President of Uganda, Mr. Edward Ssekandi.

SYMPOSIUM ON THE POSSIBILITIES OF PEACE AND POLITICAL STABILITY IN SOUTH SUDAN

Alternatives for Fostering Inclusive State Building and Sustainable Peace

To create a platform for dialogue on the current situation in South Sudan, KAS together with Makerere University Convocation and the University Forum on Governance organized a public dialogue and academic roundtable to discuss the prospects for peace and political stability in South Sudan. With the theme: “Transcending the Shadow of Violence: Alternatives for Fostering Inclusive State Building and Sustainable Peace in South Sudan” the events aimed to provide a platform where experts on violence, state building and peace will reflect on prevailing circumstances in Sudan.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IMPROVED LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN WEST NILE REGION

Promoting Good governance, Accountability and Civic engagement at the local government level through social Media

For the third time in 2016, we have once again partnered with the Center for Media Literacy and Community Development (CEMCOD) to train 20 local government leaders in the West Nile Region (Arua, Moyo, Yumbe, Nebbi and Koboko) on the effective use of media, with special emphasis on social media platforms in improving good governance, transparency and accountability in the management of public affairs, citizen engagement and delivery of social services.

The Role of Appointed and Elected Leaders in Promoting Good Governance in a Multiparty-System at the District Level

Promoting responsible citizenship, pluralism and cooperation regardless of political affiliation

The Directorate of National Guidance (DNG)in partnership with KAS trained 35 local government leaders from Tororo, Busia and Butajela on effectively collaborating in a multiparty-system at local level, with special emphasis on responsible citizenship, civic education and citizen engagement to guarantee efficient service delivery. Aware of the fact that multipartyism is still relatively new in Uganda, the concept lacks appreciation, especially at the local level – leaders therefore need to be oriented towards the key tenets of democracy and pluralism

2016 UGANDA SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE REPORT

In order to provide further opportunities for a systematic reflection on crucial issues related to social mediawith key experts and stakeholders, KAS hosted the second annual Social Media Conference on 19th July2016. The theme for this year’s conference was “How is social media transforming Uganda’s political and sociallandscape?” The conference brought together key stakeholders from academia, government, civil society and the mediato have a constructive exchange on the opportunities and challenges of the growing social media.

KABAKE: HOW A COMMUNITY RADIO PROGRAMME IS RESTORING HOPE AND BUILDING COMMUNION IN NORTHERN UGANDA

Wie ein Radioprogramm in Norduganda Hoffnung schenkt und Gemeinschaft bildet

On Sunday, the 07th August 2016 at 10:00AM, most residents of Acholi and parts of Lango sub-region shall tune to 102 Mega FM listen to KABAKE. To many of them, this will not be their first time to listen to the programme but rather their 670th. Kabake, an Acholi word which literally means to “to gather and dialogue” is a community radio programme supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, a German political foundation.

Social Media in Uganda: Redefining Democratic Engagement?

2nd Annual Social Media Conference hosts lively discussions

On 19th July, the second annual Uganda Social Media Conference, hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, brought together more than 250 participants and 30 panelists to discuss how social media is transforming Uganda’s political and social landscape.

INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH: LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND

LéO Africa Economic Forum was a huge success

On the 22nd July 2016, the LéO Africa Institute in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Uganda organized the third annual Economic Forum on the theme: “Leave no one behind: Promoting inclusive economic growth & decent employment for all by 2030”