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Democracy Torch and Exhibition Received in Jinja

Farbenfroher Auftakt der landesweiten Kampagne zur Förderung demokratischer Werte

In a momentous event, the Democracy Torch was received in Jinja District on 17th August 2012 as part of a campaign to draw attention of the local population to issues of democratic governance and accountability. The initiative is a component under the project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” which KAS and ACFODE are implementing in 11 districts with support from the European Union.

Chief Justice launches Democracy Torch and Democracy Exhibition

KAS and ACFODE achieve another milestone in EU-supported project

In a solemn function, Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki has launched the Democracy Torch. It is part of a campaign to increase awareness on democratic principles among the Ugandan people and to remind political leaders of their commitment to democratic values. The campaign is part of the project "Action for Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability" which KAS is implementing together with the local partner ACFODE with support from the EU. The torch will be taken to the 11 target districts of the project together with a Democracy Exhibition which was presented at the same event.

Next round of the EU-supported Project “Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” successfully completed

As part of the EU-supported project “Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability“ three review workshop for civil society actors were held last week in Lira, Soroti and Mbarara.

ACFODE – KAS Regional Review Workshop for Central and Western Uganda

Civil Society actors from the Central and Western region who were previously trained as grassroots civic educators under the project, “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda” converged at Lake View Hotel, Mbarara between 10th-12th June 2012 to participate in a three day review workshop of the grassroots training activities they had participated in. The newly trained civic educators hailed from the districts of Kisoro, Kabale and Mbarara in the Western region and Kiboga as well as Masaka in the central region.

Press Freedom in Uganda Shrinking

Public Dialogue on Occasion of the International Press Freedom Day

Negative interference by the state, economic pressure and self-censorship are the main threats that cause press freedom to shrink in Uganda. This is according to media practitioners who convened on the International Press Freedom Day on 3rd May 2012 in order to discuss current challenges fort he media in Uganda. The public dialogue was organised by the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) with support from KAS.

Training Series on Good Governance and Accountability Concluded in Soroti

The series of training workshops conducted by KAS and ACFODE under the EU-supported project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” has recently been concluded with two training workshops for local councillors and civil society actors in Soroti district.

Kisoro District Councilors and CSO Representatives trained on Good Governance and Accountability

The training series under the EU-supported "Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability" continued in the district of Kisoro.

EU Project: Civil Society and District Councillors Trained in Kiboga District

The second round of training workshops for local government leaders and civil society actors has taken place in Kiboga district. Implemented by KAS and ACFODE the activities are part of the EU funded project: Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability.

EU Funded Project: Training Activities Start in the Districts

Erste Workshops für Lokalpolitiker und Zivilgesellschaftsvertreter in Masaka abgehalten

Under the EU funded project: Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda, KAS and ACFODE will train elected representatives and civil society actors in 11 districts of Uganda.

Interparty Youth Platform Launched

Unterzeichnung der gemeinsamen Absichtserklärung

Seven major political party youth wings in Uganda have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the Interparty Youth Platform. This followed several months of discussions and consultations in process supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.