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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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BOOK REVIEWS - A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY

In A Moonless, Starless Sky Alexis Okeowoweaves together four narratives that forma powerful tapestry of modern Africa: ayoung couple, kidnap victims of JosephKony’s LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonelycampaign against modern-day slavery; awomen’s basketball team flourishing amidwar-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takesup arms against the extremist group BokoHaram.

BOOK REVIEWS - EXIT WEST

“I can understand it,” [Nadia] said.“Imagine if you lived here. And millionsof people from all over the world suddenlyarrived.”

COMMENTARY REFUGEES ARE HUMAN NOT A BURDEN

Uganda has been commended internationally for hosting thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries.Today, the majority of refugees in Uganda come from South Sudan, at 73%, and the DRC, at about 19% ofthe total number of refugees. The remaining percentage consists of Burundians, Somalis and others. As atJanuary 2018, the total number of refugees in the country was 1,411,794. The Government of Uganda hasalso announced that it “is considering a request” from Israel to relocate at least 500 African refugees, mostlyEritreans and Sudanese, from Israel to Uganda.

GENDER AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS

An October 2017 UN WomenBrief on the RohingyaRefugee Crisis Response inBangladesh, East Asia, painted, indetailed and grim exposés, thegender dynamics in this refugeecrisis. The Rohingya, an ethnicgroup a small percentage of whomare Muslims, face one of themost terrible humanitarian crisestoday. The UN High Commissioneron Human Rights described thesituation as a textbook example ofethnic cleansing.

GLOBAL REFUGEES WELCOME INDEX 2016

The 2016 Refugees Welcome Index, the first ever such index, showed several variances. Refugees Welcome Index measured levels of acceptance for refugees for the very first time. The index was based on a global survey commissioned by Amnesty International carried out by strategy consultancy firm, GlobeScan.

HOW PHYSICAL ASSAULT, EXPLOITATION AND SEXUAL HARASSEMENT FOLLOW WOMEN INTO REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS

Late in 2016, a heavily pregnant Anna Lakong fledthe civil war in South Sudan. Her husband belongedto one of the fighting groups, so he escorted her tothe border. He did not continue with the journey intoUganda but returned to South Sudan, to fight.

IS UGANDA’S REPUTATION AS A REFUGEE PARADISE AT STAKE?

UGANDA HAS HAD A LONGHISTORY OF HOSTINGPEOPLE WHO ARE FLEEINGUPHEAVALS IN THEIRCOUNTRIES. IN THE 1930SAND EARLY 1940S, THECOUNTRY HOSTED INNYABYEYA, KOJJA ANDARAPAI REFUGEE CAMPSEUROPEAN AND ARABREFUGEES DISPLACED BYWORLD WAR II, INCLUDINGITALIAN PRISONERS OFWAR, WHO WERE HOUSED INENTEBBE.

NUTRITION AND HEALTH ISSUES IN A UGANDAN REFUGEE SETTLEMENT COMMUNITY

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there is a clear link between nutrition and public health. Communicable diseases brought on in part by malnutrition are responsible for millions of preventable deaths each year. Mass population movements can result in high rates of malnutrition, sickness and death.

PROTECTING FEMALE REFUGEES AGAINST SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) isendemic among the refugee communities,largely because of the patriarchal societythey come from. The January 2018statistics from World Vision Uganda’s West NileRefugee Response Situation showed that 82% ofSouth Sudanese refugees in Uganda are womenand children, and because of their disadvantagedposition in society, they face more risks of abusethan their male counterparts.

THE REFUGEE CRISIS - A CHALLENGE FOR UGANDA

By the end of 2016, the numberof displaced people around theworld had risen to 65.6 million,an increase of 300,000 on theyear before, and the largest numberever recorded, according to the UNRefugee Agency, UNHCR. To put thislarge number in perspective, one shouldnote that it is more than the populationof the United Kingdom or almost twicethe population of Uganda.