Events

Congress

National Women's convention 2016

Strengthening Women’s Influence for Gender Responsiveness and Political Accountability

Uganda has taken great strides in the struggle to ensure that women have equal access to social, political and economic opportunities. Acfode will on the 23rd June 2016 take stock of the achievements and deliberate on more effective strategies.

Discussion

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

Welfare and economic development: what policy options for Uganda?

Questions around human welfare and economic development will motivate a roundtable meeting of experts from Makerere University hosted by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

Discussion

Role of South Sudan women in Nation Building

In order to amplify the voices of women in national debate around democracy and good governance, special efforts and strategies need to be developed and applied to include adequate women participation in national decision-making processes.

Seminar

Training for Elected Women Councilors in Kabale and Kiboga Districts

Women Councilors will be oriented on how to become effective ambassadors of women in the district Local Councils

Increasing the skills-set and knowledge of elected women councilors to ably engage in council and influence decision making processes, strengthening networking and knowledge sharing among district women councilors will empower the women leaders.

Workshop

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA

Effective Use of Social Media by Local Government Leaders for Civic Engagement in Uganda

The three days workshop in Mbararara, Western Uganda will engage and train local government leaders in the effective use of social media as a tool for grassroots community mobilization, political activism and political participation.

Discussion

CLIMATE CHANGE AND PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM

Understanding the required leadership of Private Sector in addressing climate change in Uganda

The conference will bring together a broad spectrum of private sector actors to discuss opportunities that exist to fight climate change, identify potential gaps and sharing experiences and perspectives on sustainability, mitigation and adaptation.

Workshop

Strengthening the capacity of elected Local Government Councillors in representative and legislative roles

Elected district councilors to be trained on their roles as legislators and representatives

In a bid to promote issue/policy based multiparty politics in Uganda, the different leaders at all levels ought to be informed of their roles. This series of workshops attempts to guide elected councilors from northern Uganda to be effective

Seminar

KAS-UMU SCHOLARSHIP FORUM

Revisiting the Democracy vs Development Debate

KAS continues to support scholars from Uganda and South Sudan in order to build and nurture future leaders to become positive drivers of change in their communities and countries. This is in collaboration with Uganda martyrs University, Nkoz.

Discussion

REGIONAL DEBATE SERIES - LIRA, NORTHERN UGANDA

YOUTH AND CONSTRUCTIVE POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

The Lira debate will be second in the 2016 series will seek to evaluate youth engagement in the 2016 polls as well as identify and document strategies for a more constructive and sustained youth political engagement beyond elections.

Workshop

Capacity Enhancement Sessions for Women in Local Politics

Elected women leaders in Pallisa and Apac will be trained on how to represent women issues in their respective offices

ACFODE in partnership with KAS will conduct trainings for the newly elected women councillors. The sessions will focus on increasing the skills-set and knowledge of elected women councilors. The trainings will take place in Pallisa and Apac districts

Looking back on three successful citizen webinars:

During COVID-19, joining hands with governmental efforts is paramount

After the conclusion of three successful webinars, KAS looks back on a series of events that have contributed to raising greater awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Launch of the KAS EU Project: SPACE

Strengthening Performance and Accountability through Community Engagement

Welcomed all participants to our launch of SPACE-an EU funded project in partnership with the government of Uganda through the Development initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)

“You need to market yourself as youth leaders” – Prof. Yasin Olum

From 04th to 06th March 2020 we organized together with the National Youth Council (NYC) a Training of Youth Leaders from Ankole Sub Region in Mbarara

“We should be more concerned about air pollution in Kampala” - Deo Okure

Roundtable Discussion about the Status and Costs of Kampalas Polluted Air

Together with ACTADE, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Uganda hosted a roundtable discussion on air pollution in Kampala as the first event of the Platform for Uganda Green Growth (PLUG).

Launching a Platform for Political Leadership Advancement for South Sudanese Youth

During the inaugural workshop held in Juba on 13th & 14th of February 2020, the political leadership advancement training brought together 30 youth who have demonstrated leadership potentials through previous volunteer engagements and professional work and are interested in furthering their leadership skills and political competencies which will allow them to actively take part in political leadership and civic processes.

Promoting good governance in a multiparty system at the district level     

Together with the Directorate of National Guidance (DNG) we hosted a two days training for district leaders in Lira in order to promote political pluralism and stronger collaboration among the appointed and elected leaders at the local government level.

“Your networks are your net-worth” - Barbara Kasekende

Change requires ideas and ideas demand people who think and approach them. The Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung, LéO Africa Institute and Stanbic Bank are therefore bringing together young and aspiring thinkers of a new generation. Already in its third year, the Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) brings together over 30 change makers in various fields to reflect and learn more about servant leadership and why it is a key ingredient for addressing the 21st century leadership and development challenges. From 7th to 9th February 2020, we welcomed 21 fellows of the third cohort to their graduation seminar.

Kick-off of the Scholars and Alumni Network

Building Networks beyond KAS-Programs

Launch of "Reality Check 11: Civil Society in Uganda"

After the presentation of the report findings, researchers and guests alike joined a compelling discussion on the role of civil society in the Ugandan context.

Nurturing a New Breed of Constructive Politicians in Masaka District

We welcomed 25 young participants from Masaka District for the one-day training. During the workshop, we focused on political economy analysis, effective advocay strategies, the importance of civic engagement and how to deal with its challenges.