Events

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

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

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.

“Debate is the foundation for the progress of the world”

Final National University Debate Competition for students from all over Uganda

Together with our partner Action for Development (ACFODE), we held the National University Debate in Kampala from the 6th to the 7th of March. More than 40 students coming from ten different universities in Uganda discussed about various controversial issues such as political representation, feminism, women emancipation, gender neutral language and “women only” spaces.

#DataFestKampala: Using the new oil effectively

“Data is the new oil” – this statement was highlighted quite often during the first DataFest in East Africa, hosted by Pollicy and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Kampala from 6th to 7th of March. Twenty speakers educated and discussed with over 200 participants about different aspects of data such as data management, analysis, security and visualization. Stakeholders from NGOs, the private sector and the government came together to increase collaboration and knowledge.

“You represent the youth. You are important.”

Between 27th February and 1st March elected youth leaders met in Kitgum district for a training organized by the National Youth Council (NYC) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The participants were trained and sensitized about the foundations of their work and discussed their own contribution to regional development.

How can climate-smart technologies be implemented in agriculture?

On 27th February the African Centre for Trade and Development (ACTADE) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted a panel discussion on climate-smart technologies for Uganda’s agricultural sector. Representatives from governmental institutions, the private sector and farmers as well as scientists attended the event and debated intensively on how solutions can be implemented and how new technologies can be accessible and affordable for smallholder farmers.

Intercultural Dialogue for South Sudanese Refugees in the Rhino Refugee Resettlement

On 19th February 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Youth Social Advocacy Team (YSAT,) under the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU), hosted an intercultural dialogue at the Rhino Refugee Resettlement in Arua. More than 100 South Sudanese refugee representatives and leaders from all 7 zones of the resettlement actively participated and discussed in the public debate. They reflected their roles and the essential component of culture and national identity in the peace process in South Sudan.

“Access to Information is a human right”

On 18th-20th February 2019, the Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a workshop to foster the implementation of the Access to Information Act 2005 and Access to Information Regulations 2011 in Nebbi district. The HIM has been actively engaged in capacity building and advocacy campaigns and is targeting local government officials and sensitizing the public about the law. The project aims to strengthen the leaders’ knowledge and usage of the access to information tools which in turn leads to an improvement in citizen’s access to information and strengthening governance accountability. This should also realize strengthened citizens’ engagement in promoting government accountability.

Development, Refugees and Human Rights Abuses - extensive debates at International Law Fellowship 2019

On 15th February the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the University Forum on Governance (UNiFOG) hosted the International Law Fellowship 2019 at Makerere University in Kampala. The event brought law students and experts from Uganda, South Sudan and Sierra Leone together. They were involved in panel discussions on current issues of international law and rule of law in the context of Uganda and Africa.

Kick-off for the second cohort of the Media Challenge Fellowship 2019

The second cohort of young and emerging journalists started the Media Challenge Fellowship Programme on 5th-10th February 2019. Organized by the Media Challenge Initiative in partnership with DW Academy and KAS, 26 students from 12 universities in Uganda undergo an intensive 6-month multimedia journalism training. The first week of the Programme included practical trainings in online, radio and television combined with discussions and talks with professionals from different media sectors.

Kampala Students debate on Gender and Youth Empowerment

From 13th to 14th the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted this year’s Regional Debate Competition in Kampala in cooperation with Action For Development (ACFODE). Together participants, judges and organizers created an effective forum for young people to engage in discussions on gender, democracy, good governance and youth participation. 32 students of Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Uganda Christian University and Kampala International University participated.

Unity in Diversity – Intercultural Dialogue for Peace in South Sudan

“Everybody’s culture matters.”

In South Sudan 64 different ethnic groups exist, each with its own cultural heritage, traditions and values. How can this rich diversity be used to promote the national identity and unity in South Sudan, the youngest state in the world? At our intercultural dialogue organized together with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) and DHORAN foundation we brought together different stakeholders to discuss how intercultural dialogue can work as a bridge for effective peace-building in South Sudan.