Events

Forum

Uganda Green Growth Summit

This summit is a contribution to support transition toward a greener growth in Uganda. The objective is to bring the topic to a non-specialist audience, provide policy and technical solutions available, in order to support a re-think of individual business strategies. The summit is open to the core stakeholders of the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy; that is; Government, Civil Society, private sector, researchers and academia. The main category targeted is the private sector.

Workshop

Conflict Sensitive Reporting Workshop

Capacity Building Workshop for Cross Border Network Journalists
The main objective of the workshop is to strengthen capacities of journalist to produce peace, gender and conflict sensitive media programmes by building their capacity on conflict sensitive reporting

Event

Graduation of Youth4Policy Fellows

The 2019 Youth4Policy fellowship is coming to an end! With their policy papers finalised, our fellows are graduating from the Y4P fellowship and will be initiated into the programme's alumni network.

Expert talk

Economic Policy Roundtable

In a meeting with the Ministry of Finance, KAS and CDA will present the outcomes of the first research paper of the "Economic Policy Paper Series". The paper looks into catalysing SME growth.

Forum

Annual KAS-UMU Scholarship Forum

KAS-UMU scholarship holders and alumni are getting together for their annual scholarship forum.

Congress

The Kampala Geopolitics Conference - 2nd edition

The conference will feature 18 panels and will attract thousands of participants from Uganda and beyond. The targeted audience is the general public with special focus on students, academia, representatives from civil society and media, political decision-makers and the diplomatic community.

Workshop

Youth4Policy Final Writing Workshop

Fellows of the Youth4Policy programme are meeting to finalise their writing products for submission of their research-based policy briefs.

Expert conference

The Age of Digital Interdependence

KAS in partnership with the Ministry of ICT is conducting a multi-stakeholder forum on the report of the UN Secretary-General's high level panel on Digital Cooperation

Event Reports

THE ROLE OF SOUTH SUDAN WOMEN IN PEACE BUILDING AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION

Facilitating South Sudanese women to develop a National Strategy for enhancing their participation in the TGoNU
Despite the fact that women in South Sudan account for over 60% of the total population, their participation in governance and nation building is almost negligible as they are not adequately represented in political and decision making processes. This is attributed to a host of factors like: discriminatory cultural traditions, abject poverty, high illiteracy rate among women, low economic power etc. Therefore, in order to amplify the voices of women, special efforts and strategies need to be developed and applied to include adequate women participation in national decision-making processes.

Event Reports

LeO Africa Review Magazine

by Donnas Ojok

First Edition, June 2016
The LéO Africa Review is a magazine about inspiration, leadership development and unleashing young people’s creative power to take up their roles in a highly dynamic society.

Event Reports

SITUATING THE PRINCIPLE OF SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY WITHIN UGANDA'S DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT

Welfare and economic development: what policy options for Uganda?
Questions around human welfare and economic development motivated a roundtable meeting of experts hosted at Makerere University by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The conversation reflected on the Social Market Economy model with a view to explore the extent to which it can inspire policies for a welfare-compatible economic development regime in Uganda. Yusuf Kiranda provides analysis.

Event Reports

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IMPROVED LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY

by Donnas Ojok

“Promoting Good governance, Accountability and Civic engagement at the local government level through social Media
Through the project “Promoting Good governance, Accountability and Civic engagement at the local government level through Media” CEMCOD in partnership with KAS engaged and trained 16 local government leaders in the Ankole region (Mbarara, Ibanda, Kiruhura and Isingiro) in 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.

Event Reports

EMPOWERING UGANDAN FEMALE POLITICIANS

by Donnas Ojok

Capacity Enhancement Sessions for Women in Local Politics
On the 17th and 18th May 2016, our institutional partner Action on Development (ACFODE) held a workshop in Kabale to induct the newly elected female councilors and other female politicians.

Event Reports

THE AGENDA 2063 AND DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives interrogates Agenda 2063 visa-vie the other development frameworks.
In 2013, African heads of government agreed to form an agenda that would guide national development frameworks of the member states in achieving certain development aspirations that the continent is aiming to attain over the next 50 years.

Event Reports

PRIVATE SECTOR AND CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM

Understanding the required leadership of Private Sector in addressing climate change in Uganda
It is now an “inconvenient truth” that Climate Change is a major threat to development in Uganda and beyond. There is no longer any doubt that the global climate system is changing. Apart from the roles played by the governments and civil society organizations, the Private sector is recognized globally not only as a gate-keeper, but also a leader in the efforts to address climate change.

Event Reports

REGIONAL DEBATING SERIES ON YOUTH PARTICPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement.
The Lira debate was a second in the 2016 debating series which seeks to evaluate youth engagement in the 2016 polls as well as identify and document strategies for a more constructive and sustained youth political engagement beyond elections. The debate is also build-up into the 2016 annual youth conference portended for May 2016, which will also address the same topic from a national perspective.

Event Reports

STRENGTHENING ACCOUNTABILITY, INCREASING PARTICIPATION

by Bernard Mukhone

GAIN-Uganda to develop civic education measures targeting the local level
GAIN-Uganda intends to scale up its civic education engagement with the community as one of the ways to promote good governance and accountability at the local level in Uganda. GAIN- Uganda is comprised of local organisations that have interest in promoting accountability at the local level. The membership which is spread across 11 districts of Uganda provides a wide reaching effect once effective strategies and tools for engaging the public are developed.

Event Reports

MULTIPARTYISM AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA

by Bernard Mukhone

The role of appointed and elected leaders in promoting good governance in a multiparty system at the district level
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) together with the Directorate of National Guidance (DNG) hold a two day workshop for elected and appointed leaders on their role in promoting good governance in a multiparty system.