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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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Mobilisation and Advocacy: Keys to Effective Youth Political Participation

On 03 March, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) partnered to hold the first POLA-LAB workshop in Lira, Northern Uganda. The platform for political leadership advancement aims to mentor effective young political and community leaders by training them in the areas of political and social mobilisation, advocacy and political economy analysis.

Understanding the High Level Revitalization Forum and Its Mediation Role in the South Sudan Conflict

On the 2nd March 2018, the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NOSSCOU) organized a public dialogue to discuss the role of the current IGAD mediated High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF). The dialogue, co-organized with the International Youth for Africa (IYA) and supported by KAS brought together 160 South Sudanese politicians from both SPLM-IO and SPLM-IG and civil society actors with a core aim of stimulating constructive conversations about the prospects of the HLRF talks and its likely implications to receive peace in the conflict ravaged country.

How Local Governments Can Make Use of Social Media to Enhance Civic Engagement and Access of Information

A systematic flow of information from local governments to their electorate is inevitable to assure good governance, transparency and accountability within the democratic system of Uganda. CEMCOD (Centre for Media Literacy and Community Development) has conducted a 3-day training in cooperation with KAS from 20th – 22nd February, in order to train local leaders of Masaka region about the effective use of social media to enhance civic engagement and information access for society.

Refresher Training: How Can District Women Councilors Enhance their Participation in the Political Field?

KAS, together with ACFODE (Action for Development) has conducted a refresher training in Apac from 14th to 15th February, to strengthen gender equality in the political sphere and equip female district councilors with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively take part in the political decision-making process.

Promoting Good Governance and Collaboration among Appointed and Elected Leaders at the District Level

From 12th – 13th February, KAS together with the Directorate for National Guidance (DNG) conducted a training for district leaders in Masindi, in order to promote political pluralism and stronger collaboration among the appointed and elected leaders at the local government level.

Training the Next Generation of High-Qualified Journalists

This year, KAS is partnering with Media Challenge Initiative and DW Academy to launch the very first Next – Gen Journalist Fellowship Program. It is an aggressive 6-month multimedia journalism training given to the best 25 students out of 12 universities in Uganda. On 8th–12th January 2018 the fellowship kicked off with a first training, whereby professional journalists from different media sectors combined report assignments and overall trainings in online, radio and television journalism for all fellows.

Access to timely and relevant information is a lifeline of good governance

Access to information is a fundamental human right recognized by international human rights instruments including article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”

Football Tournament Unites South Sudanese Youth in Uganda

On Sunday, 11th February 2018, South Sudanese students at various universities in Uganda contested in a football challenge as a uniting factor for all regardless of political and social/cultural differences.

Debating about the structure of a post-conflict South Sudan

Due to continuous violence in South Sudan since the outbreak of the conflict in 2013, the IGAD countries will soon start the 2nd phase of the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) to promote a revitalized and stable peace process within the country. Therefore, KAS in partnership with the Center for Peace and Justice and the African Youth Action Network (AYAN) organized another roundtable discussion at Makerere University. Different members of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) discussed about sustainable solutions for a good governance structure and security sector reform in South Sudan.

Young and Emerging Leaders Program Graduation: Transformative Leadership for Society

From 26 to 27 January, LéO Africa Institute hosted the graduation seminar at Lake Victoria Serena Resort for the inaugural class of their Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. YELP brings together 20 outstanding thought leaders from Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda that have backgrounds in media, social entreprise, the arts, and business.