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National Youth Council to orient female councillors in Western Uganda

Our partner National Youth Council will in September 2017 engage female youth councilors in the western region of Uganda. over 30 female youth leaders will benefit from the training that is aimed at equipping them with essential leadership skills.



Bridging the gap between Citizens, Elected Leaders and Technocrates

Often local leaders and citizens do not find spaces to interact thus creating a gap between the leaders and the led. On 15.09.2017, GAIN Uganda will provide a platform for the elected leaders and Technocrats to account to the public in Mbale.



Media Coverage of sexual violence and exploitation in Ugandan schools

In this roundtable discussion, we will reflect on the general situation of sexual harassment and exploitation of girls in Uganda schools from scholarly and journalistic perspectives.


Round Table Discussion

climate finance and how private sector in Uganda can tap into it.

Together with ACTADE, we commissioned a study seeking to contribute to the knowledge base on what climate financing is; where it is; and how private sector can access such financing to implement climate action at scale.



Is a National Dialogue the answer to South Sudan’s Quest for Peace?

The symposium seeks to explore whether the national dialogue initiative can be pursued successfully under the prevailing conditions and whether it can usher in the much needed peace in South Sudan.



Civic Education for Iganga, Luuka and Mayuge Leaders

Continuing with our training series for appointed and elected leaders together with our partner Directorate for National Guidance, we are happy to extend the trainings to Busoga sub region. Over 40 leaders from the three districts will participate.



Harnessing the Demographic Divide to enhance Youth Participation and Gender Equality

The role played by the female youth in shaping the future of Uganda cannot be overemphasized. That is why inter-generational dialogue is key for the two generations to share experience. Our partner ACFODE is happy to facilitate this dialogue.

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Uganda's Refugee Management within the EAC Legal Framework

The key output of the roundtable discussion will be the dissemination of a report that provides a comprehensive analysis of the current refugee situation in East Africa and how the EAC member states can improve their policies and practices.


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This purpose of this 3 hours meeting is therefore to review the research progress made by the pollution management and the refugee working groups and discuss concrete plans for the upcoming refugee policy roundtable in August 2017.


National Youth Conference

Mobilizing Youth, Creating Impact

The expected conference outputs include a youth feedback on existing policy frameworks that will be presented to government, a synthesis of accountability issues in the youth sector, a plan of action for fostering impactful youth participation.

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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.