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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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Inspiring a generation of Young and Emerging Leaders in East Africa

As part of a flagship youth leadership programme with the LeO Africa Institute, supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Stanbic Bank, the second cohort of young and emerging leaders from the five EAC member states commenced their stimulating fellowship expedition in mid-April 2018.

Training for Journalists and Human Rights Activists on access to Information

From 16th - 18th April 2018, a workshop on Access to Information Act was held in Mbarara district hosted by KAS in cooperation with Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) to widen the knowledge of Journalists and Human Rights activists about the provisions of the constitutional instrument.

Enhancing civic education at the grassroots through reliable access to information

Continuous and effective civic education is crucial to strengthen democracy and good governance in Uganda. On 12th – 14th April KAS and HIM (Hub for Investigative Media) held a Training of Trainers Workshop for member organizations of GAIN Uganda, focusing on access to information in order to improve civic education trainings at the grassroots level.

Launch of Youth4Policy: 12 young Ugandans researching and analyzing public policy issues in Uganda and beyond

Youth4Policy is a joint initiative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for Development Alternatives aimed at empowering the next generation of Ugandan policy experts to meaningfully contribute to policy analysis and public debates. The 12 Youth4Policy Fellows were officially welcomed to the program at a comprehensive introductory seminar from 6th to 8th April at Méstil Hotel & Residences in Kampala.

Talking about Peace Building & National Unity in South Sudan with South Sudanese Church Leaders

On 10.04.2018, we collaborated with the Network of South Sudan Civil SocietyOrganisations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) to organize a roundtable discussion on the role of theSouth Sudan church leaders in Uganda in promoting peacebuilding and national unity.Various church leaders from South Sudan assembled to critically evaluate, learn and rethinkabout their work and what they can do to reduce the emotional and psychological impact ofthe conflict on South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

Less talk, more action for better service delivery greater masaka region

The signature civic education training for appointed and elected leaders took place inMasaka from 27 th to 28 th March 2018 with participants from Kyotera, Kalungu and Masakadistricts.

PoLA-Lab goes to Iganga, Eastern Uganda

“Now I know politics is more than elections and political parties”

Ugandan youth make up almost half of the voting population. However, youth voices have failed to be reflected in policy outcomes, especially youth interest areas like education, health services and employment. Youth rarely come together to collectively pursue common interests, the result of a lack of coordination as well other resources. Although reforms have created a number of leadership spaces for youth to participate in national governance and development.

How digitization enhances development & growth of agriculture value chains in Uganda

On 29th of March, KAS cooperated with its partner ACTADE (African Center for Trade and Development) to host a roundtable discussion at Sheraton Hotel Kampala and to come up with ideas on how to digitize agricultural value chains in Uganda. Experts and practitioners discussed about challenges and opportunities to support the growth and development of the agriculture sector.

Young female leaders are eager to shape the women´s youth agenda in Uganda

On 14th to 16th of March the National Youth Council in cooperation with KAS hosted a training of Secretaries for Female Affairs in Arua, in order to enhance and professionalize female participation in Ugandan politics. The 2-days training was organized to give a platform to young women leaders to address challenges and receive skills for sustainable conflict resolution and to actively participate and shape the democratic processes in Uganda.

Making the Access to Information law work towards improving local governances in Uganda

On the 12th to 14th march 2018, Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) with support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) carried out a sensitization training on access to information that targeted local government officials such as Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) and District Information Officers (DIOs) from the districts of Jinja, Bugiri, Buyende, Luuka, Kamuli, Kaliro and Mayuge in eastern Uganda to empower them with the access to information law and regulations.