Events

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.

Workshop

National Workshop: Journalists as Bearers and Promoters of Human Rights

GTZ-supported National Workshop for Media Practitioners and Human Rights Activists

Discussion

Public Dialogue on Political Communication & Launch of the First "Uganda Media Review"

Dialogue on Political Communication: Strategies for Improving Relations between Political Parties and the Media & Launch of the Journal on Media and Elections

Discussion

Promoting Political Pluralism, Democratic Participation and Representation at the Local Government Level

KAS has conducted dialogues and trainings on 'promoting political pluralism, democratic participation and representation at the local government level' with key media and civil society actors and local councillors in Kasese district.

Discussion

KAS Scholarship Beneficiaries Meet

KAS held the third networking meeting for beneficiaries of its local scholarship programme at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU).

Symposium

"REALITY CHECK" - The State of Multiparty Democracy in Uganda

Symposium with Politicians and Academicians

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Discussion

Mbarara District Political Actors Discuss Challenges to Democracy

Public Dialogue on Political Pluralism and Democracy

At a dialogue organised by KAS in Mbarara district, Makerere University Don Assoc. Prof. Yasin Olum has challenged political leaders to have faith in possibilities of power change if elections are to be a meaningful process.

Discussion

The Involvement of the Armed Forces in Uganda’s Electoral Process Takes Centre Stage at Masaka Dialogue

Public Dialogue on Political Pluralism and Democracy

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces’ (UPDF) involvement in the electoral process dominated discussions at a public dialogue on “overcoming the challenges to political pluralism and democracy” in Masaka District, Oct. 15.

Discussion

UMDF Police-Media Dialogue held in Kampala

Police and Media Express Commitment to Improving their Professional Relationship

With support from KAS, the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) organised a breakfast dialogue focusing on the relationship of the police and the media with the aim of providing a platform for forward-looking discussions among the two actors.

Workshop

Promoting Political Pluralism, Democratic Participation and Representation at the Local Government Level

Dialogues and Training Workshops

KAS has conducted dialogues and trainings on 'promoting political pluralism, democratic participation and representation at the local government level' with key media and civil society actors and local councillors in Gulu and Arua districts.

Discussion

National Dialogue on Party Coalitions and Power Sharing

A national dialogue organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has brought together major political and civil society actors and academics to discuss party coalitions and power sharing, focussing on recent developments and the 2011 elections.

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.