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CHAMPIONING GREEN GROWTH IN UGANDA

Catalyzing clean energy access in Uganda with climate financing

To unpack what is required for stakeholders addressing energy needs in Uganda to tap into climate financing to support the implementation of Uganda’s Nationally Determined Contributions.

Discussion

KAS Scholarship Forum 2017

Unpacking & Conceptualizing the Concept of Social Market Economy

Discussion for the KAS Scholarship Holders with the goal of discussing the concept of social market economy as an orientation framework for a linkage between growth and social justice for the Ugandan market.

Workshop

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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IMPROVED LOCAL GOVERNANCE

Effective Use of Social Media by Local Government Leaders for Civic Engagement in Uganda

The training will strengthen the capacity of 20 officials from 5 districts (Local Governments) in the Lango region of Uganda to effectively use Social Media platforms to engage citizens on policy, governance and other pertinent issues.

Symposium

KABALE UNIVERSITY YOUTH DEBATE

Are political parties providing adequate space for youth Political participation?

The debate will explore the extent to which political parties are providing space for the youth to participate meaningfully in their political parties and national politics.

Discussion

Unpacking Gender (Mis) Conceptualization and Experience Sharing

#WomeninMediaUg

The dialogue will provide a unique platform for unpacking, constructing and deconstructing gender theories which are relevant in the media and communication discourse.

Discussion

Prevention of Extremism in a Diverse Society – the role of the state and religion

The discussion will provide a critical reflection on the threats and challenges posed to Ugandan society by extremist tendencies, as well as providing a platform for constructive dialogue on the prevention and containment of extremism.

Discussion

INTERPARTY YOUTH PLATFORM PUBLIC DIALOGUE

Youth Legislative Agenda: Bridging the gap between parliament and young people

With the ever changing needs of the youth, each legislative period comes with its priorities. Question is; what is in this 2016-2021 legislative period for the youth in Uganda especially from the Youth members of parliament perspective?

Symposium

STRENTHENING STUDENT POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN UGANDA

STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEBATE, MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

The Main Objective of the activity is to identify and nurture a new breed of leaders with democratic values.

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Building synergies for promoting Good Governance

Political Party Youth Wings and CSOs together for a better Uganda

The National Youth Council, in a bid to strengthen their work with different stakeholders, will hold a public dialogue with youth from the different political party wings and civil society to further build synergies for promoting good governance.

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BUILDING SYNERGIES BETWEEN CSOs AND POLITICAL PARTIES FOR CONSTRUCTIVE YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS

#YouthinPoliticsUg, UNIFOG, KAS 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.