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ANNUAL KAS-UMU SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS AND ALUMNI FORUM

Making Meaning of Democracy, Authoritarianism and Hybrid Regimes in Africa

The KAS-UMU scholarship holders forum has continued to grow with the increasing number of scholars joining the program. We are happy to facilitate periodical engagements for the scholars to discuss contemporary issues affecting their countries

Workshop

POLITICAL LEADERSHIP ADVANCEMENT SEMINAR IN KABALE DISTRICT

Training on Political Economy Analysis, Advocacy, Political and Social Mobilization

The POLA-LAB trainings aim to build a new breed of leadership with better understanding of development challenges, able to mobilize and advocate for interests of their constituencies.

Congress

KABAKE@15: CELEBRATING 15YEARS OF COMMUNITY RADIO

REFLECTIONS ON RECOVERY IN NORTHERN UGANDA

To commemorate Kabake’s 15years of impactful community radio, a half day public dialogue will take place at the town hall in Gulu town. The commemoration will provide a unique platform to discuss Northern Uganda’s recovery and reconstruction journey.

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PUBLIC DIALOGUE

THE CASE FOR WOMEN'S INCLUSION IN SOUTH SUDAN'S PEACE PROCESSES

The dialogue aims to bring together 100 participants, most of whom South Sudanese women to reflect and establish networks and cooperation that will allow them play active roles in the civil society and in politics of South Sudan.

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WORKSHOP TRAINING FOR JOURNALISTS IN WESTERN UGANDA

ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT 2005 AND REGULATIONS 2011

The training workshop is meant to enhance and inculcate a greater understanding of Access to Information Act 2005 and regulations of 2011 by conducting an indepth sensitization training for journalists and human rights activists in western Uganda.

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THE YOUNG AND EMERGING LEADERS PROJECT (YELP) SEMINAR

Cultivating Servant Leadership

The Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) seminar series is designed to train and orient values of self-advancement, integrity, social responsibility, and socioeconomic transformation.

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TRAINING OF TRAINERS FOR GAIN UGANDA CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME

INCREASING ACCESS TO INFORMATION AT THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL

With the grassroots civic education taking shape in the countryside, we are glad to partner with Hub for Investigative Media in conducting a Training of Trainers workshop for GAIN Uganda in 13 districts across the country.

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

WHAT ROLE CAN SOUTH SUDANESE CHURCH LEADERS PLAY TOWARDS PEACE BUILDING AND NATIONAL UNITY IN SOUTH SUDAN?

The seminar is meant to build the capacities of South Sudanese church leaders to enable them to carry out community awareness on the vitality of their role in promoting peace building and national unity.

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YOUTH4POLICY INAUGURAL WORKSHOP

POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

At this workshop, the Youth4Policy Fellows will focus on policy analysis and research.

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EXPERT ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Digitizing Agricultural Value Chains in Uganda

The expert discussion convenes core actors in the ICT for agriculture sub sector, to share knowledge about the benefits and challenges of digitisation of agriculture value chains.

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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.