Events

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.

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.

ENFORCING POLITICAL COOPERATION IN ACHOLI SUB REGION

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.

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.

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.

LeO Africa Review Magazine

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.

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IMPROVED LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY

“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.

EMPOWERING UGANDAN FEMALE POLITICIANS

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.

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.