Events

Workshop

The role of appointed and elected leaders in Promoting Good Governance

The role of appointed and elected leaders in Promoting Good Governance in a multiparty system at the district level
Understanding democracy in a multiparty environment, the role of elected and appointed leaders, peace building and conflict management, engaging the citizenry and the different stakeholders in setting district priorities.

Seminar

YELP Graduation Class of 2019

The Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) annually inducts 20-30 outstanding thought leaders into a fellowship program designed to train and orient values of self-advancement, integrity, social responsibility, and socioeconomic transformation.

Conversation

Kick-off of the Scholars and Alumni Network

Building Networks beyond KAS-Programs

Book presentation

Launch of "Reality Check 11: Civil Society in Uganda"

New Year’s Reception & Reality Check 11: Civil Society in Uganda

Workshop

Political Leadership Advancement Lab (POLA-LAB) in Masaka District

The political Leadership Advancement Lab (POLA-LAB) is a project aimed at mentoring a new breed of effective and reflective leaders with skills to deal with the contemporary development and political economy challenges.

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH: LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND

by Donnas Ojok

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”

Event Reports

How social media is transforming Uganda’s political and social landscape

Keynote address by Daniel Kalinaki
This keynote address by Daniel Kalinaki, Managing Editor for Regional Projects and Convergence at Nation Media Group, was delivered at the second annual KAS Social Media Conference that took place at the Kampala Serena Hotel on 19 July 2016.

Event Reports

FOSTERING AND SUSTAINING CONSTRUCTIVE YOUTH POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE TO EMPOWER UGANDAN YOUTH AND ENHANCE THEIR PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES
Together with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) held the 3rd Annual National Youth Conference at Makerere University from Thursday 30th June to Saturday 2nd July, 2016. The conference brought together 60 dynamic and influential youth leaders from civil society, politics, academia and business to deliberate on this year’s theme “Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement” among other related critical topics affecting the youth in Uganda.

Event Reports

ENFORCING POLITICAL COOPERATION IN ACHOLI SUB REGION

by Bernard Mukhone

Local leaders trained on how to work together regardless of political affiliation
Between 16th and 17th June 2016, 43 participants drawn from Lamwo, Pader and Kitgum districts participated in a training workshop on promoting good governance in their districts. Aware of the fact that multipartyism is still relatively new in Uganda; the concept lacks appreciation especially at the local level thus the need to orient the new leaders on the key tenets of the same.

Event Reports

WOMEN SHOULDN’T BE PATIENT

WOMEN DEMAND GENDER EQUALITY AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS
During the past years, Uganda put effort on developing gender equality but it has only been a step into the right direction. There is a lot more to be done especially in politics, women are underrepresented.

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.