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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

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Civic Education tools and strategies for the local level

Training for members of GAIN-Uganda on civic engagement beyond the 2016 elections

Given that GAIN-Ug would like to heighten the civic education campaign across the regions, KAS will provide all the support to enable the success of this initiative.

Discussion

Mbarara University Guild Presidential Debate Contest

The debate will provide a leveled platform among aspirants for the top leadership position at MUST and thus fostering a culture of issue based political competition among Uganda’s young elite—who are expectedly the country’s future leaders.

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The role of appointed and elected leaders in promoting good governance in a multiparty system at the district level

Training for appointed and elected leaders in Fortportal, Ntoroko and Kyenjojo

The training targeting top district leaders, sub county chiefs, youth and women leaders will encompass a wide range of topics that are directly intended to equip the leaders with knowledge and skills to effectively work together in their districts.

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USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNANCE

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.

Discussion

Eastern Uganda Youth Debate Forum

The 2016 regional youth debates builds on the findings of the 2015 youth debates that highlighted ineffective engagement within organisations among the key constraints to meaningful political participation among Ugandan youth.

Discussion

Youth for Peaceful Elections Campaign

IYOP Workshop and Public Dialogue

On 28 Jan., KAS and the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP) are putting together a public debate on non-violence, as part of efforts to raise awareness and promote engagements by local citizens on non-violent approaches of participating in elections.

Book presentation

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Discussing Social Media, Political Communication and Civic Engagement

Launch of Reality Check Vol.9

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Uganda is launching the eighth edition of the publication series "Reality Check". It contains a collection of articles on the impact of social media on political communication and civic engagement in Uganda.

Discussion

Young People and their Meaningful Participation in Agriculture

Policy Approaches and Alternatives

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives invites experts in the area of agriculture and youth participation to join them for a round table discussion on the newly developed policy paper.

Lecture

Public Lecture by Hon. Betty Bigombe

PERSPECTIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH SUDAN

Following the expert round table on sustainable peace in South Sudan, UNIFOG and KAS are organizing a public lecture by Hon. Betty Bigombe, Senior Director for Violence, Conflict and Fragility at the World Bank, about

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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.