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

MBARARA UNIVERSITY GUILD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

by Donnas Ojok

NURTURING A NEW BREED OF YOUNG LEADERS IN UGANDA
The debate aimed at nurturing and inculcating the key tenets of democratic electoral competition amongst the young Ugandan elite who are in this case viewed as the next generation of the country’s politicians and election managers. A series of student dialogues and intellectual engagement organized in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), the 2016 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Guild Presidential debate contest brought together eight guild presidential aspirants and offered them a leveled ground to lay their political manifestos.

Event Reports

SOCIAL MEDIA AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA

by Donnas Ojok

Social Media for Effective Local Government Service Delivery
With the deepening of internet penetration and the increasing popularity of social media, technical savviness is a necessity if such platforms are to be used as a democracy advancement tool. During a three days residential workshop, 20 senior local government officials including the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs), District Information Officers and Community Development Officers from 5 districts of Eastern Uganda received a special and practical training on social media usage to enhance their skills of using these platforms as a tool for improving local government service delivery.

Event Reports

2016 MAKERERE UNIVERSITY GUILD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

by Donnas Ojok

Promoting democratic principles and values by deepening the debate culture in Uganda’s Leadership Competition
An annual event organized in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), the 2016 Makerere University Guild Presidential debate contest brought together 12 guild presidential aspirants and offered a contest for formal argumentation and a ground for intellectual engagement on their campaign manifestos.

Event Reports

CO-OPERATION FOR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

by Donnas Ojok

Fostering Constructive Youth Political Engagement through Organisations
Together with our partner, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), we held a public debate at the Civil Service College in Jinja to discuss mechanisms for enforcing effective and meaningful cooperation among youth groups and organizations. The debate which attracted 120 participants, mostly students and young leaders from Busoga University and the Jinja Branch of Makerere University offered an exciting learning and dialogue platform on topical issues related to political and organizational development.

Event Reports

IN LIGHT OF PEACEFUL ELECTIONS IN UGANDA

by Donnas Ojok

A Spoken Word Poem on Peaceful Elections in Uganda
Between 1990 and 2015, more than half of the over 300 elections held in Africa were characterized as violent. In this spoken word piece Donnas Ojok explores the context of electoral violence and implores every rightful thinking Africa not to be naïve about the dangers electoral violence pose.

Event Reports

YOUTH FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN

by Donnas Ojok

Interparty Youth Statement denouncing violence during the 2016 General Elections
Do young people have a voice in determining the peacefulness or violent tendencies of electoral democracy? Together with our partner, the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP), we have been working tirelessly to ensure peaceful electoral processes in the buildup to the 2016 general elections. As such, we started a series of initiatives with the youth political wings of the various political parties in Uganda. The first initiative was holding a workshop to discuss the broad analytical and conceptual framework of electoral violence in the context of Africa.

Event Reports

Social Media no Replacement for Traditional Media, State Experts

KAS launch of reality check on social media and new year reception
On 22 January 2016, KAS Uganda and South Sudan invited its partners and friends to a festive launch of the eight edition of the successful publication series Reality Check. The collection of articles focuses on "Assessing the Impact of Social Media on Political Communication and Civic Engagement in Uganda". At the same time, the launch was KAS' new year reception and provided ample space for conversations and networking.

Event Reports

ARISE MAGAZINE

A journey of passion for a just society
In December 2015, Acfode celebrated 30 years of empowering women to be effective leaders in their different roles. With KAS's over 25 years partnership, many lives have been transformed making it worth celebrating the passion for a just society

Event Reports

Stimulating meaningful youth participation in agriculture – policy proposals for Uganda

Mind-set change will transform the youth perception on agriculture and thus interest them in joining the untapped source
The young leaders’ think tank for policy alternatives held a one day meeting to discuss policy proposals generated by the think tank with a cross section of experts working in the agriculture sector. The meeting which took place at Protea hotel on the 1st of December 2015, brought together over 40 experts in the agriculture sector including the academia

Event Reports

South Sudan Journalists urged to be patient with the fragile state in the world’s newest capital

Workshop for Journalists in Juba
KAS in partnership with the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) successfully held a four day training for journalists in South Sudan from 23 to 27 November 2015. Focusing on the role of the media in nation building and the promotion of sustainable peace in the world’s newest state, the media practitioners were skeptical about the government’s commitment to protect and promote the media in South Sudan. They called on their government to assure them of protection and also demonstrate to the media fraternity that they are a relevant player in the rebuilding of their country.