Expert conference

COVID-19 Responses: What Implications for Global Leadership?

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

Can we trace correlations between political ideology, political system, and political culture and countries’ responses to global threats like the pandemic? Did female leaders – as often asserted – indeed respond better to COVID-19? And what conclusions can we draw for the leadership of the future? Who will our future leaders be?

Expert conference

The Role of Sports and the Arts Industry in Restructuring Global Conversations

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2020

While arts and sports are a reliably thriving industry, governments have not been shy to use them for their advantages as soft power: Whether exploited to exert political influence or as an economic or even cultural tool, the two have become strategic components of international relations.

Expert conference

2020 and Beyond: Shaping our Future Together

Kampala Geopolitics Conference

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020, the organisation has launched a series of dialogues on how to build a true global partnership to realise shared aspirations for a just, peaceful and sustainable future. The initiative will see people from all regions and walks of life join hands to discuss how to collectively bridge the gap between the world we want and the world we will see if current trends continue.

Book presentation

Reality Check: Multiparty Politics in Uganda

Book Launch

“Reality Check: Multiparty Politics in Uganda” is authored by renowned political scientist Assoc. Prof. Yasin Olum and published by KAS. The book presents an assessment of the development, challenges and prospects of multiparty politics in Uganda.


Launch of the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP)

Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony

MoU signing and official launch of the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP), which was conceived by youth league representatives as a forum in which young political leaders can dialogue, network and undertake joint leadership development programmes.


Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda

Launch of EU-Supported Project

Official launch of the EU-supported project "Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda" to be implemented by KAS and ACFODE. The launch will be presided over by the Ugandan Minister of Finance, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka.



UMDF Training Workshop for Journalists in Mityana

Training Workshop for Journalists at the local level organized by Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF). The activity aims at raising awareness and equipping journalists with the skills and techniques to effectively report about corruption.


Pro-Poor Development and Poverty Reduction in Uganda and the Idea of Social Market Economy

High-Level Roundtable Discussion organised by KAS and ACTADE

High-Level Roundtable Discussion organised by the African Centre for Trade and Development (ACTADE) with support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Uganda.


Young Leader Think Tank for Policy Alternatives

Working Meeting on Education

Meeting of the members of the KAS-initiiated Young Leader Think Tank for Policy Alternatives to discuss current challenges in the area of education policy in Uganda and potential policy alternatives.


Corruption in Uganda - What is the role of the citizens?

Public Dialogue by the Makerere University Convocation

Public dialogue organised by the Makerere University Convocation (MUC) with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) on the challenge of corruption in Uganda.


Civic Education for Youth and Women in South Sudan

Workshops in Juba

Workshop for women and youth in Juba as part of the civic education programme implemented in South Sudan by the Salesians of Don Bosco with support from KAS.


Determining the Economic System for Ugandans

Democratic Party Workshop on Social Market Economy

Workshop with the leadership of the Democratic Party on the economic profile of the party, current economic challenges and government strategies, and the potential of the social market economy for inspiring meaningful economic policies in Uganda.


Civic Education for Youth and Women in South Sudan

Workshops in Tonj

Workshop for women and youth in Tonj as part of the civic education programme implemented in South Sudan by the Salesians of Don Bosco with support from KAS.

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.