Events

Expert conference

COVID-19 Responses: What Implications for Global Leadership?

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

Can we trace correlations between political ideology, political system, and political culture and countries’ responses to global threats like the pandemic? Did female leaders – as often asserted – indeed respond better to COVID-19? And what conclusions can we draw for the leadership of the future? Who will our future leaders be?

Expert conference

The Role of Sports and the Arts Industry in Restructuring Global Conversations

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

While arts and sports are a reliably thriving industry, governments have not been shy to use them for their advantages as soft power: Whether exploited to exert political influence or as an economic or even cultural tool, the two have become strategic components of international relations.

Expert conference

2020 and Beyond: Shaping our Future Together

Kampala Geopolitics Conference

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020, the organisation has launched a series of dialogues on how to build a true global partnership to realise shared aspirations for a just, peaceful and sustainable future. The initiative will see people from all regions and walks of life join hands to discuss how to collectively bridge the gap between the world we want and the world we will see if current trends continue.

Online-Seminar

Beyond the Crisis: Leadership at Crossroads

Annual Leaders Gathering

Bringing together young and emerging leaders from all over Africa. Tune in online! The event is held in cooperation with LeO Africa Institute

Expert conference

Geopolitics and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

Previous industrial revolutions affected balance of power and caused geopolitical disruptions of gigantic proportions. But the geopolitical disruptions by the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) are unmatched. Boundaries of all sorts have been blurred. And in this new age of Big Data, Blockchain and the Internet of Things, fundamental questions around data ownership and usage arise.

Conversation

A conversation with Anna Reismann!

KAS Alumni and Scholars Event on Thursday 22nd October 2020

The first-time opportunity for our KAS Scholars, Fellows, and Alumni to meet and actively engage with the Country Director - Anna Reismann, as we discuss the role of the youth in transforming Uganda's political landscape.

Expert conference

Women and Power: Reshaping of Geopolitics

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

This panel will discuss why we need gendered approaches in Geopolitics: What is different about women’s roles, their approaches, their skills or their conflict resolution capabilities? Let’s listen to the women who make our world a better place and let’s learn more about the female impact in security, foreign policy and development politics!

Expert conference

Stronger Together? Why and How the Pandemic Should Help Us Re-Imagine Subsidiarity & Solidarity

Kampala Geopolitics Conference Opening

The third edition of the Kampala Geopolitics Conference will take place virtually. You can participate - tune in online or follow the discussions on NBS.

Study and Information Program

Faces of Care

Celebrating Frontline Workers in the Fight Against COVID-19

With the world on lockdown, the medical workers and support staff at medical facilities have become one of the most important service providers during the Covid19 pandemic. Our campaign will feature frontline workers, covering nurses, doctors, ambulance drivers, immigration control officers, and hospital cleaners across key facilities in the country.

Online-Seminar

Writing an Emancipatory Practise?

Literature, Emancipation and Democracy in Uganda

The activity aims to bring together the fellows, scholars, alumni and friends of the KAS youth programmes in Uganda and South Sudan. This event will additionally provide platforms for likeminded KAS fellows and scholars that operate on a broader common ground, i.e. their substantial contribution to politics and civil society in the country.

Online-Seminar

The Threat of Fake News During a Pandemic

A Citizen Webinar

A webinar on fake news and misinformation

Online-Seminar

Coping with Anxiety and Mental Health During a Pandemic

A Citizen Webinar

Webinar on coping with anxiety and mental health.

Online-Seminar

The Science behind COVID-19

A Citizen Webinar

Uganda has been applauded for its effort to control, trace and contain the Corona Virus to minimal numbers. This webinar will cover Uganda’s scientific response to the epidemic with the focus being on the country’s efforts prior to case zero, primary prevention protocols, key dates in the virus’ growth curve, spread projection models, justifications for quarantine/lockdown, case finding and tracing and what happens next. The Webinar will also help provide clarifications on several myths around the Virus.

Stakeholders Meeting in Discussion of Pension Sector Reforms

Rethinking Pension Sector Reforms as a Means of Strengthening Social Security Sector Frameworks in Uganda

On May 7th 2015, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan convened a high level stakeholders meeting to discuss the reforms being proposed in the pension sector in Uganda with the goal of contributing to strengthening social security frameworks in the country. The round table meeting was convened in line with KAS efforts of promoting the concept of Social Market Economy around the world. The Social Market Economy idea considers balancing economic growth and the preservation of individual and market freedoms with social justice.

Workshop with Local Youth Council Leaders on Youth Participation – Northern Region

Strengthening Youth Structures in the Northern Region for Effectiveness and Election Preparedness

From April 15th until April 17th, Youth Councilors and Youth Council Leaders of 16 northern Districts of Uganda participated in a training in Gulu held by the National Youth Council (NYC) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Focus of the training was to build the capacity of the local youth structures to better coordinate their work and lead young people at the district level, as well as specifically address the topic of the upcoming elections 2016 and how young people in the north can be most effectively prepared for and involved in the election process.

First KAS Scholarship Holders Training 2015

Local Governance: Interrogating the Ugandan Model and Exploring Alternatives

The first annual scholarship holders training of 2015 took place on Tuesday, 28th April, at the Grand Global Hotel Kampala. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited its scholars, which are studying in the field of Democracy and Development Studies, and Local Governance and Human Rights at the Uganda Martyr’s University, to a workshop on “Local Governance: Interrogating the Ugandan model and exploring alternatives”. This meeting was also considered as an informative get-together to foster the development of a strong alumni network.

Campaigning Training for Women

30 Female Councilors Trained in Kiboga District

The workshop in Kiboga, which took place from 14 to 16 of April, is the first of a series of workshops which focus on equipping aspiring leaders with skills and information on their mandate and as such support them to design their campaigns along achievable outcomes in relation to their mandate as women’s representatives and female political leaders.

Young Leaders Think Tank Non Residential Workshop

Capacity Building and Review Meeting

After the first workshop of the year, where the “Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives” set the frame for the upcoming work, they met again on Saturday, 25th April 2015 at Salama Shield Foundation. During this follow-up meeting, the participants concretized the planning process as well as reviewed the progress so far attained by the groups.

Unity in Diversity?

Scholars Discuss Religious Tolerance and Radicalisation in Uganda

On 27 March 2015, a public dialogue organised by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) brought together secular and religious scholars to discuss the question of “Unity in Diversity: Perspective on Uganda as a Multidenominational Society”. While also discussing the roots and causes of religious radicalisation in Uganda, the dialogue was a strong call for religious tolerance, coexistence, and dialogue between people belonging to different faiths and denominations.

Student Leaders as Drivers of Democratic Reform

Debate of the Candidates for the Position of Guild President, Makerere University

On 8 March 2015 the annual guild presidential candidates’ debate took place at Makerere University. The debate is traditionally organised by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Uganda and South Sudan. The debate gave the nine candidates for the position of Guild President the chance to improve on their debating skills and offered the students of Makerere University an opportunity to inform themselves about the candidates and their programmes.

Young Leaders Think Tank Advocates for Electoral Reforms

In 2014, the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives worked on policy recommendations concerning electoral reforms. Since the subject is heatedly discsussed within civil society and the political sphere, the publication is not only timely, but was also used to advocate for the Think Tank's recommendations within different fora.

Africa Rising!

Challenges, Opportunities, and Prospects for Sustainable Economic Transformation

In a public lecture organised by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) on 16 April 2014, Prof. Charles Kwesiga, Executive Director of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute, reflected on the chances of and challenges for economic transformation in Uganda. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with representatives of academia, civil society, and politics. All panellists agreed that Uganda has the potential for economic transformation, but that the necessary economic and institutional framework for this was not in place.

Capacity Enhancement Sessions for Women Councillors in Pallisa District

Between 11 and 13 March 2014 Action for Development (ACFODE), a Ugandan women's rights organisation, held a highly successful workshop for female councillors in Pallisa District in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The aim of the workshop was to equip the female participants with the tools they need in order to successfully champion the interests of their constituents generally and those of women particularly.