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

Training Workshop for District Political Party Leaders

by Felix Peter Dinnessen

Strengthening the Capacity of District Political Party Leaders to Enhance Institutional Communications
With the overall aim to train elected party representatives in the understanding of political party functions and the importance of party structures in the co-ordination and recruitment of members, the Foundation for African Development (FAD) has conducted a training programme for district political party leaders from 12th to 13th July in Soroti. The two-day workshop was supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Event Reports

KABAKE! – Interactive radio at grassroots level in Uganda

by Felix Peter Dinnessen, Mathias Kamp

In Uganda like in many other African countries the radio is of enormous importance as a primary source of information for the population. This insight forms the basis for the pro-active integration of radio programs in the spectrum of KAS activities in Africa. During his visit to Northern Uganda the Deputy Secretary General of KAS, Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, got a personal impression of this type of work and could experience with how much enthusiasm community members at grassroots level discuss political topics and put forward their concerns in front of radio microphones.

Event Reports

The Role of State and Market for Sustainable Development in Africa

by Julia Madeleine Remy, Mathias Kamp

Conference with former German President Horst Köhler in Kampala
At a conference organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung the former President of Germany, Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, discussed with leading Ugandan representatives from economy, politics and civil society about the principles of the social market economy and their relevance in the Ugandan context. He accentuated his optimism regarding Uganda’s future in spite of persisting problems such as poverty and unemployment. „I see among Ugandans the willingness to face the existing problems and the confidence in their ability to solve these problems “ Köhler stated.

Event Reports

Reporting about Human Rights

by Magdalena Vogt

The public dialogue in Mbale held by local representatives of politics, police, civic society and the media focused on human rights reporting as well as on concrete assaults of journalists. On basis of a theoretical training in the following workshop journalists produced stories about human rights violations on the ground.

Event Reports

Eastern Uganda Students Debate Gender Issues

Students Debate organised by ACFODE
The Inter–Institutions debate tournament of 9th April in Soroti was a competition between five institutions of higher learning. They included Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Kumi University, Uganda College of Commerce (UCC), the East Africa Civil Aviation Academy and the Comprehensive School of Nursing - Soroti. The debate which is part of a series was organised by ACFODE in cooperation with KAS. It was held along the theme: "Involvement of the youth in the promotion of gender equality”

Event Reports

Journalism and Human Rights

by Magdalena Vogt

Public Dialogue and Workshop in Kasese
Journalists from Kasese and the surrounding districts met for a public dialogue followed by a three-day workshop to discuss the role of journalists as bearers and promoters of human rights. The lively discussion about the freedom of the press in Uganda between different stakeholders during the dialogue provided a starting point for the subsequent workshop. Journalists participating in the workshopwere trained in reporting about human rights after a theoretical briefing about investigative journalism and the concept of human rights.

Event Reports

New UMDF-Board Elected

The Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) has elected a new Executive Board. Mr. J.B Wasswa, a media consultant and Makerere University lecturer, was elected Board President with Mr. Mpimbaza Hashaka as Vice President. Others elected were Mr. Moses Sserwanga as General Secretary, Mr. Paul Kihika as Treasurer and Ms. Joyce Tabingwa as Education Secretary. Ms. Lucy Lapoti and Mr. Collins Juuko joined the board as committee members. The elections occurred at the March 18th general meeting.

Event Reports

National Dialogue: Journalists as Bearers and Promoters of Human Rights

by Marta Majewska

The Ugandan Context
Public dialogue organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) with support from the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

Event Reports

KAMPALA DECLARATION ON JOURNALISTS AS BEARERS AND PROMOTERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

by Mathias Kamp

Journalisten präsentieren Workshop-Ergebnisse
Declaration adopted by journalists and human rights activists during a national workshop organised by KAS in cooperation with UMDF and support from the GTZ.

Event Reports

Political Actors and Academicians Discuss the State of Multiparty Democracy in Uganda

by Mathias Kamp

KAS-Symposium mit politischen Akteuren und Akademikern
A Symposium conducted by KAS raised a vibrant discussion on the challenges and successes of the five-year-old multiparty democracy in Uganda.