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KYOTERA, KALUNGU AND MASAKA DISTRICT LEADERS' TRAINING

APPOINTED AND ELECTED LEADERS WORKING TOGETHER FOR BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY

One of the reasons for poor service delivery in some districts is due to the lack of a harmonious working relationship between political leaders and technocrats. DNG together with KAS will this week train leaders from Kyotera, Kalungu and Masaka

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POLA-LAB TRAINING - IGANGA

Political Leadership Advancement Youth Workshop in Eastern Uganda

The youth Lab will enhance interaction between youth and their leaders in a bid to enhance youth participation in the development processes and more effectively as a united force/group.

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LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR FEMALE YOUTH REPRESENTATIVES

EMPOWERING FEMALE YOUTH COUNCILLORS IN WEST NILE SUB REGION

Together with our Partner the National Youth council (NYC), we will engage female youth leaders from ten districts in West Nile sub region in Arua. The training aims at equipping the Female Youth Representatives with the essential skills to standout.

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REFRESHER TRAINING - PALLISA FEMALE DISTRICT COUNCILLORS

EPOWERING WOMEN LEADERS TO BETTER SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES

Our partner ACFODE will conduct yet another refresher training on 13th - 15th March for female Councillors of Pallisa district. The training is aimed at empowering female leaders for better service delivery at the local level in Pallisa district.

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THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP ADVANCEMENT LAB (POLA-LAB) - YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING

The political Leadership Advancement Lab (POLA-Lab) is a project of UNIFOG aimed at mentoring more effective breed of young and emerging leaders in areas of social mobilisation, advocacy and the use political economy analysis.

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UNDERSTANDING THE HIGH LEVEL REVITALIZATION FORUM AND ITS MEDIATION ROLE IN THE SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT.

Public Dialogue

This public dialogue will be a debriefing on the progress of the recently suspended second phase of the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF)and its vitality to attracting a sustainable peace in south Sudan to end the suffering of the people.

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USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IMPROVING LOCAL GOVERNANCE

The workshop is a great opportunity for local government officials in five districts of Central Uganda to learn on how to effectively use social media in order to promote good governance, transparency and accountability in public affairs.

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REFRESHER TRAINING FOR DISTRICT WOMEN COUNCILORS

EMPOWERING WOMEN LEADERS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

Our partner ACFODE will conduct a refresher training on 14th - 15th February for women councillors of Apac district. It aims at empowering women in their roles as district leaders and sensitizing for gender equity in a multi-party system.

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PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL

ELECTED AND APPOINTED LEADERS WORK TOGETHER TO DELIVER SERVICES TO THEIR COMMUNITIES

Local government leaders often fail to effectively deliver services to the electorate due to lack of working together. DNG and KAS will conduct a workshop to train district leaders from Bullisa, Kiryandongo und Masindi in their different roles.

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PUBLIC DIALOGUE

UNDERSTANDING THE ACCESS TO INFORMATION LANDSCAPE IN UGANDA

The event provides a platform to assess the future and the access to information landscape in Uganda.

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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.