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A Roundtable Discussion on Constructive Youth Political Engagement

This roundtable discussion aims to reflect of youth political engagement during the elections and establish ways of fostering and sustaining constructive youth political participation in Uganda.

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National Institutional Debate

Students Discuss Topical Issues

Students from the Major Institutions of Higher Learning will debate on topical issues in a bid to promote the debating culture in Uganda as well as encouraging dialogue. The debates are organised by our Partner Action for Development (ACFODE).

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KAS NYC Female Councillors Orientation Workshop

Capacitating Female Councillors to effectively participate in political processes

Aimed at promoting Young female participation in political processes at local, regional and national Levels, KAS and NYC will capacitate female councilors from the northern Region between 12th and 14th September 2016 in Gulu district.

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Capacity Building Workshop for Think Tank Members

Strategies for effective policy anaysis and development

The Think Tank has grown as well as taken on new members & new policy areas as a focus point. Therefore development of internal capacity to analyze and review policy will be the main focus of this Meeting.

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STUDENT DEBATE ON YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement

The central region debate will be third 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.

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SYMPOSIUM ON POSSIBILITIES FOR PEACE-BUILDING IN SOUTH SUDAN

Transcending the Shadow of Violence: Alternatives for Fostering Inclusive State Building and Sustainable Peace in South

This symposium organized in partnership with UNIFOG and Makerere University Convocation will interrogate prevailing circumstances in South Sudan with the view to identify alternatives for peace-building.

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Training for Appointed and Elected district local leaders

The Role of Appointed and Elected Leaders in promoting Good Governance in Eastern Uganda

In order for a district to function effectively, there is need for a good working relationship between the appointed and the elected leaders. KAS and the Directorate of National Guidance (DNG) will train selected leaders from Busia, Mbale and Tororo.

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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IMPROVING LOCAL GOVERNANCE WORKSHOP

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

CEMCOD and KAS recognize the power of social media to refine government, to open potentially promising channels of communication and to offer citizens direct access to their government and to public officials.

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LÉO AFRICA ECONOMIC FORUM 2016

Promoting inclusive economic growth & decent employment for all by 2030

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UGANDA SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE

How Social Media is transforming Uganda’s political and social landscape

The conference aims to bring together key stakeholders from academia, government, civil society and the media to have a constructive exchange on the opportunities and challenges of the growing social media sphere

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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.