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#YouthinPoliticsUG

Reflections on youth participation in party politics in Uganda

The roundtable discussion aims to reflect on the participation of youth within political parties and chat ways of enhancing it.

Symposium

“OPEN DOORS” PUBLIC DIALOGUE

ARE REFUGEES ECONOMIC ACTORS OR A BURDEN TO HOST COUNTRIES?

Uganda's generous refugee management approach treats refugees almost as its own citizens. Does this pose economic burden or opportunities? The symposium discusses this question borrowing from both the Ugandan and Franco-German contexts.

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THE 2ND INTERPARTY YOUTH PLATFORM SOCCER CHALLENGE

TOGETHER FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

The Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP) will compete in the 2nd soccer challenge where fair-play is expected. The tournament is intended to foster unity among youth from different political parties as they contribute peacefully to Uganda's development

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APPOINTED AND ELECTED LEADERS ON WORKING TOGETHER IN A MULTIPARTY SYSTEM

DNG TO TRAIN LEADERS FROM KATAKWI, AMURIA AND SOROTI DISTRICTS

Continuing with our training series for appointed and elected leaders together with our partner Directorate for National Guidance, we are happy to extend the trainings to Teso sub region. Over 40 leaders from Katakwi, Amuria & Soroti will participate

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UGANDA DATA CLUB SESSION

Understanding the Data Scene in Uganda

Data is the new oil. With the rise in importance of data globally, Uganda too must be on the forefront in how we collect, analyze, visualize & disseminate data. This discussion is meant to leverage this potential to promote a culture of data use.

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TRAINING AND ORIENTATION FOR FEMALE YOUTH LEADERS IN EASTERN UGANDA

Female Youth representatives to get training on leadership

In a bid to empower women leaders in Uganda, the National Youth Council will facilitate another training fro Female youth Leaders in eastern Uganda. This is aimed at empowering them to become effective leaders. KAS is happy to support this initiative

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KAS-UMU SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS AND ALUMNI NETWORKING MEETING

Building Transformative Leaders for Institutional and Organisational Change

KAS is keen on supporting seasoned and promising leaders in furthering their education. The scholarship targets Students from Uganda and South Sudan. The programme has produced influential leaders in both countries who will meet to network.

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ACADEMIC ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Is Uganda undertaking the appropriate initiative in adapting and building resilience to climate change?

The discussion will focus on initiatives undertaken by Uganda to mitigate the impact of climate change on the productivity and livelihoods of the population.

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GAIN NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Review of the Civic Education Project

GAIN Uganda is happy to make a contribution towards increasing civic Engagement of the citizens through conducting grassroots trainings accross the Country as well as to support the Review process in order to improve on strategy and coverage.

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REGIONAL DEBATE SERIES - NORTHERN UGANDA

Are political parties providing adequate space for youth Political participation?

The regional debate is organised to explore the extent to which political parties are providing space for the youth to participate meaningfully in their political parties and national politics.

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Exploring community-based approaches to addressing cattle rustling in Karamoja region.

While there is still much work to be done in addressing the underlying causes of cattle rustling in the Karamoja region, community-based approaches offer a promising way forward that emphasises the importance of local engagement and participation.

Perspectives from Grassroots Migration Agenda Dialogues in Jinja, Pallisa and Manafwa districts.

The externalization of labor to the Middle East has been a common practice for decades, but why, when and how migration takes place is what is of fundamental concern. KAS Uganda conducted grassroots dialogues on the topic within three districts. Here are some bottom-up viewpoints.

Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Thomas Tayebwa as guest

Prospects for cooperation with the East African country

From March 27 to 31, we hosted a delegation of parliamentarians from Uganda. The main purpose of this delegation trip was a joint exchange, among other things on joint cooperation between the EU and Uganda.

Peacebuilding Lessons for South Sudan from Northern Uganda

Yei-Okere Peacebuilding Initiative

Drawing a parallel between Okere, a small community that found itself in the wrath of war and civil strife for over three decades and now trying to rebuild itself, and Yei which is currently in the storm of such challenges, we thought it worthwhile as KAS, YAMORA, and Okere City to exchange lessons, networks, and strategies for advocacy, organizing and lobbying with local leaders in Yei, South Sudan.

Refugee Welfare Councils (RWCs) as Spaces for Political Participation of refugees in Uganda

Refugee Welfare Councils

While the official intention had been to bring together refugees and nationals to foster refugee and host community relations, RWCs have now emerged as important instruments for improving service delivery, facilitating community organizing, strengthening identity, and driving political participation among refugees in Uganda.

An Overview of Uganda’s Migration Profile

Public Dialogue at Makerere University

On Wednesday 7th December we set out to Makerere University for a public dialogue on the state of migration in Uganda. A youth engagement, we hoped to provide more information, correct misconceptions, and inspire their scholarly pursuits. Most curious about Karamoja and the increasing presence of homeless Karamajongs on the streets around them, critical about the government’s capacity to meet the refugee policy’s demands, the 174 students we met up with were an intelligent and challenging crowd for our panelists. The panelists included; Edgar Mwine, an Huduma fellow, and Migration Expert, Sheila Nsekanabo, a researcher at the Centre for Multilateral Affairs, Natasha Hadijjah Sebunya, an Artist and Writer, Lomilou Lucious, a Programme Manager at Mercy Corps, and Ian Katusiime, a journalist at the Independent Magazine. The public dialogue was moderated by Ojok Okello, the founder, and CEO of Okere City.

Musings on Emigration in Uganda at the Kampala Geopolitics Conference

Emigration in Uganda

One of the topics that were discussed at the 2022 Kampala Geopolitics Conference focused on understanding the emigration trends in Uganda. It was moderated by Ojok Okello, the founder of Okere City. He was joined by: Frank Nuwagaba, a Migration Officer at the Uganda Ministry of Internal Affairs; Agnes Igoye, a migration expert from IGAD; Barbara Maureen, an investigative journalist at the African Institute for Investigative Journalism (AIIJ); and Mutyaba Michael, a scholar, and researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

“We Know Better How to Tackle Cattle Rustling” - Abim Residents

Grassroots Migration Agenda

Alongside our partners GAIN-Uganda and ADYOFU, KAS on Thursday 21st October 2022 implemented its grassroots migration agenda meeting with the Ethur, the residents of the Abim district located in the Karamoja sub-region to discuss how to tackle cattle rustling, a vice that has riddled progress in the sub-region for decades.

The Portrait of Migration in the Northern Uganda City of Lira

Alongside our partners GAIN-Uganda and the Lira NGO Forum, KAS on Friday 22nd October 2022 implemented its grassroots migration agenda.

However one sees it, the migration portrait in Lira City is a mixed one, punctuated with many challenges as well as opportunities. How to widen the base for opportunities and shrink the challenges is a question local politicians and communities have to answer! 

Self-Settled Urban Refugees in Kampala and Labor Market Dynamics

On 06th October 2022 at the MCI Media Hub, we convened a discussion together with the African Centre for Trade and Development (ACTADE) to explore pathways and opportunities towards integrating urban refugees and migrants into Uganda’s labor market.

The event attracted 28 participants that included urban refugees and migrants (main participants), academia, International agencies, civil society (working with migrants and refugees), and the private sector. Organizations and companies that attended included Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS), IOM, Refugee Law Project, Refugee Talent Group, Vision Fund, Opportunity Bank, Young African Refugees for Integrated Development (YARID), International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), among others.