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Pola-Lab: Youth Leadership Training

The project Political leadership Advancement Lab (Pola-Lab) organized in collaboration with the University of Forum on Governance aims at mentoring a new breed of effective and reflective leaders with skills to deal with the contemporary development challenges.

Lecture

Introducing Youth4Policy to Hon. Minister Mbayo

Recent graduates of our first Youth4Policy cohort received the opportunity to present the fellowship along with their policy papers at the Ministry of the Presidency. The fellows of the Youth4Policy programme used the opportunity to make a case for their areas of research and defended their policy suggestions, which was greatly appreciated by Hon. Minister Mbayo.

Workshop

Workshop: Transnational Justice in South Sudan

This workshops aims to promote the principle and ideas of transnational justice. Different experts and the audience will discuss how to enable access to justice for the victims of the South Sudan conflict.

Workshop

ENHANCING NON-STATE ACTORS’ PREPAREDNESS TO TAP INTO GLOBAL CLIMATE FINANCE

Together with our partner African Centre for Trade and Development (ACTADE) we organize a half-day training workshop for key national level non-state actors in the climate change sector about Climate Finance, to create awareness on the different entry points into the climate finance windows.

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PUBLIC DIALOGUE AND LAUNCH OF YOUTH4POLICY COHORT 2

Together with our partners Center for Development Alternatives and the Public Policy Institute we organize the Youth for Policy Programme, an initiative to support young experts in developing public policy alternatives. On 21 March, the Youth4Policy fellows will present their results in a public dialogue and we officially launch the second cohort of Youth4Policy.

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"Access to Information" - Capacity Building Workshop for Local Government Officials in Lango Sub-Region

In cooperation with Hub for Investigate Media (HIM), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is organizing a workshop for elected leaders of the Lango Sub-Region to highlight the importance of releasing information for their citizens to improve good governance and civic participation.

Forum

Dialogue between South-Sudanese refugees and Ugandans

Uganda is pursuing a very progressive refugee management approach. In Lamwo district, refugees from Southern Sudan represent 19.2 percent of the total population. This event aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation in the camp and a platform for a constructive dialogue between Ugandans and fugitives.

Expert conference

DataFest 2019

DataFest Kampala is the first annual international data & communications event in East Africa. 250 people from different branches will connect with each other, while discussing issues such as Big Data or Fake News.

Forum

National Universities Debate Competitions

The winners of the four Regional Debate Competitions will now compete against each other in debates on issues such as youth and women empowerment. Competitive debate has shown to be an effective forum for young people to engage in discussions on gender, democracy, good governance and youth participation.

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Workshop for Young Leaders

This workshop aims at educating young leaders on civil rights and participation. Interactive discussions will create an innovative forum.

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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.