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

“Peace starts in our homes!” – The Role of Women in Peace-Building in South Sudan

The prevalent underrepresentation of women in peace-building processes is one of the reasons for the failure to achieve lasting peace in South Sudan. For that matter there are increasing voices in calling for the greater role of women in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCISS). The Workshop organised, by Mer Christian Women Fellowship, seeked to explore why women’s role in peacebuilding is critical and what the opportunities for women to participate in peacebuilding are.

Event Reports

“If you don’t actively engage in your council, then you are as good as an empty chair”

The two-day follow-up training on the women caucuses in Kabale District offered participants a chance to refresh their commitment towards implementing gender-responsive policies, programmes and budgets and strengthened networking and knowledge sharing among the councillors from the sub counties and district.

Event Reports

Promoting Access to Information in Bunyoro Sub-Region

‘Access to information is the engine of development’ – It is a right guaranteed under the article 41 of 1995 constitution of Uganda, which is again operationalized by the Access to Information Act (ATIA) 2005. In Uganda, most district officials and the general public are unaware of this law. Consequently, the key components of the ATIA are not effectively put into practise. To tackle this challenge, Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) conducted a Workshop from the 28th to the 30th of May in Hoima to provide an insight in the ATIA as well as to deepen the understanding of access to information for a functioning democracy.

Event Reports

"There is no ‘one best way’ to handle conflict" – discussing various conflict management and solution finding techniques with South Sudanese communities and leaders

On the 27th of May 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) hosted a workshop on the topic of conflict resolution. The event was organized to equip the South Sudanese community and organizational leaders with the basic skills in conflict management and solution finding.

Event Reports

Youth4Policy fellows headed off for their first Policy Learning Mission

The first Policy Learning Mission offered the 2019 Youth4Policy fellow class a chance to actively engage in insightful discussions with different political stakeholders and the local community in Kabarole District. Throughout the weekend, the fellows gained a deeper understanding of the complexities of public policy design and implementation, which will help them to sharpen their research focus.

Event Reports

Be Organized and Prepared to Lead your Country to Greatness – South Sudanese Youth Advised

On 21st May 2019, a section of South Sudanese youth met at the Juba Regency Hotel to discuss their roles in nation building so as to promote development. Attended by over 80 youth leaders from different parts of the country and organizations such youth associations; youth led organizations, the national youth union and government institutions. The dialogue was organized in partnership with Centre for Rehabilitation and Development (CEFoRD). Specifically, the public dialogue provided a platform for the youth to discuss the relevance of active citizenship in building national identify for South Sudan

Event Reports

"Stand together and make it work" – promoting political pluralism and stronger collaboration among leaders at the local government level

From the 21 - 22 of May, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the Directorate of National Guidance hosted a training for district leaders in Mbale. The event aimed to promote political pluralism and stronger collaboration among the appointed and elected leaders at the local government level. This workshop was one out of a series of workshop activities, which took place in various districts since 2016. This time 48 participants of Manafa, Budaka and Mbale districts came together to attend the training.

Event Reports

KAS-UMU Scholars in Uganda discuss the social and economic opportunities which Social Protections Floors could offer for Uganda

On the 10th of May, 2019, scholars and the alumni members of our scholarship programme at Uganda Martyrs University gathered in Kampala to examine the social and economic opportunities Social Protection Floors could offer for Uganda and discussed ways in which the challenges of establishing such mechanisms could be overcome.

Event Reports

Ugandan experts call for more action to address climate change.

Climate change is real. It is a global threat whose impacts are felt already at the smallest scales. To tackle this problem, the African Center for Trade and Development (ACTADE) together with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted a round table discussion on 7th of May. The debate dealt with the topic of the facing climate change challenges and Uganda’s response plans and actions towards it. The expert discussion engaged 30 participants from several fields related to climate change. Participants from Government and Private sector, academia, media, and relevant Civil Society Organizations actively discussed not only governmental but also individual actions which positively impacting climate change.

Event Reports

South Sudanese Refugees at Bidi-Bidi Rally to Defy Ethnic Divides and Build Peace

Misunderstanding cultures can lead to conflicts - this is particularly relevant in the context of South Sudan, where 64 different ethnic groups exist. At our intercultural dialogue organised together with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) and Young-adult Empowerment Initiative (YEi), we brought together different stakeholders to discuss how to live together peacefully and constructively in a multicultural setting and to develop a sense of community and belonging.