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Seminar

Youth4Policy Migration Fellowship

Introduction to Migration and Forced Displacement.

Youth4Policy is an initiative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung aimed at empowering the next generation of policy experts to meaningfully contribute to policy analysis and public debates. Youth4Policy serves as a capacity development lab for youth leaders from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds such as academia, civil society, and public service with a motivation to research and analyze specific policy questions from a youth perspective. Particularly for the next five years, the fellowship program shall attract young researchers who are interested to study and explore pertinent policy questions around migration and forced displacement issues in Uganda and South Sudan.

Exhibition

An Innovation Fireplace that brought together Ugandan startups and German politicians

Ugandan Startup Ecosystem

On 14th of June, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), together with Media Challenge Initiative (MCI), hosted the Innovation Fireplace: A Panel discussion and exhibition of the Ugandan Startup Ecosystem at MCI Media Hub. More than 30 startup innovators met with a delegation of German Members of Parliament to discuss startup investment, political economy, ease of doing business and to showcase their innovations. The discussion focused on the prospects of Uganda's younger generation for investment and innovation to promote entrepreneurship and employment. Afterwards, the German delegates visited the various exhibition booths and talked to leading young innovators.

Exhibition

Games and Politics

Interactive Exhibition

Games and Politics is a touring exhibition by Goethe Institut that has been travelling around the globe, last stop was Addis Ababa in Ethopia. This year’s edition is being hosted in Kampala (March - May) in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan and the Design Hub Kampala. It is based on the exhibition Global Games by the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien) in Karlsruhe, Germany, and focuses explicitly on political games created since 2004.

Live stream

2021 Social Media Conference

The Uganda Social Media Conference

We are delighted to announce the 6th Edition of its flagship convening “The Uganda Social Media Conference”. The conference which brings together key stakeholders from government, civil society, academia, and the media for an exchange on the state and impact of social media on society is set to be held virtually in August 2021 on 25th – 26th, at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

Event

Remembering the construction of the Berlin Wall 60 years ago!

An Event to commemorate the rise & fall of the Berlin Wall.

Together with Goethe Zentrum Kampala (GZK), we are planning to remember the construction of the Berlin Wall, 60 years ago with an ONLINE event under the theme; ‘The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall’. This will take place on 13th August 2021. Visit our social media pages for more updates on the event.

Workshop

Service User Committee Training - Lira /Gulu /Amuria /Napak

Service delivery in Northern Uganda

Forum

Community Engagement Platform - Amuria #7

Community Participation in Northern Uganda

Forum

District Dialogue - Amuria #3

Public Resources Management in Amuria district

Forum

Community Engagement Platform - Amuria #6

Community Participation in Northern Uganda

Forum

Community Engagement Platform - Lira #7

Community Participation in Northern Uganda

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KABAKE: HOW A COMMUNITY RADIO PROGRAMME IS RESTORING HOPE AND BUILDING COMMUNION IN NORTHERN UGANDA

Wie ein Radioprogramm in Norduganda Hoffnung schenkt und Gemeinschaft bildet

On Sunday, the 07th August 2016 at 10:00AM, most residents of Acholi and parts of Lango sub-region shall tune to 102 Mega FM listen to KABAKE. To many of them, this will not be their first time to listen to the programme but rather their 670th. Kabake, an Acholi word which literally means to “to gather and dialogue” is a community radio programme supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, a German political foundation.

Social Media in Uganda: Redefining Democratic Engagement?

2nd Annual Social Media Conference hosts lively discussions

On 19th July, the second annual Uganda Social Media Conference, hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, brought together more than 250 participants and 30 panelists to discuss how social media is transforming Uganda’s political and social landscape.

INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH: LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND

LéO Africa Economic Forum was a huge success

On the 22nd July 2016, the LéO Africa Institute in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Uganda organized the third annual Economic Forum on the theme: “Leave no one behind: Promoting inclusive economic growth & decent employment for all by 2030”

How social media is transforming Uganda’s political and social landscape

Keynote address by Daniel Kalinaki

This keynote address by Daniel Kalinaki, Managing Editor for Regional Projects and Convergence at Nation Media Group, was delivered at the second annual KAS Social Media Conference that took place at the Kampala Serena Hotel on 19 July 2016.

FOSTERING AND SUSTAINING CONSTRUCTIVE YOUTH POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE TO EMPOWER UGANDAN YOUTH AND ENHANCE THEIR PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

Together with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) held the 3rd Annual National Youth Conference at Makerere University from Thursday 30th June to Saturday 2nd July, 2016. The conference brought together 60 dynamic and influential youth leaders from civil society, politics, academia and business to deliberate on this year’s theme “Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement” among other related critical topics affecting the youth in Uganda.

ENFORCING POLITICAL COOPERATION IN ACHOLI SUB REGION

Local leaders trained on how to work together regardless of political affiliation

Between 16th and 17th June 2016, 43 participants drawn from Lamwo, Pader and Kitgum districts participated in a training workshop on promoting good governance in their districts. Aware of the fact that multipartyism is still relatively new in Uganda; the concept lacks appreciation especially at the local level thus the need to orient the new leaders on the key tenets of the same.

WOMEN SHOULDN’T BE PATIENT

WOMEN DEMAND GENDER EQUALITY AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS

During the past years, Uganda put effort on developing gender equality but it has only been a step into the right direction. There is a lot more to be done especially in politics, women are underrepresented.

THE ROLE OF SOUTH SUDAN WOMEN IN PEACE BUILDING AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION

Facilitating South Sudanese women to develop a National Strategy for enhancing their participation in the TGoNU

Despite the fact that women in South Sudan account for over 60% of the total population, their participation in governance and nation building is almost negligible as they are not adequately represented in political and decision making processes. This is attributed to a host of factors like: discriminatory cultural traditions, abject poverty, high illiteracy rate among women, low economic power etc. Therefore, in order to amplify the voices of women, special efforts and strategies need to be developed and applied to include adequate women participation in national decision-making processes.

LeO Africa Review Magazine

First Edition, June 2016

The LéO Africa Review is a magazine about inspiration, leadership development and unleashing young people’s creative power to take up their roles in a highly dynamic society.

SITUATING THE PRINCIPLE OF SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY WITHIN UGANDA'S DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT

Welfare and economic development: what policy options for Uganda?

Questions around human welfare and economic development motivated a roundtable meeting of experts hosted at Makerere University by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The conversation reflected on the Social Market Economy model with a view to explore the extent to which it can inspire policies for a welfare-compatible economic development regime in Uganda. Yusuf Kiranda provides analysis.