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Congress

THE INTER-INSTITUTIONAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

Mentoring the Next Generation of Ugandan Journalists

Under the overarching objective of nurturing and celebrating professional journalism and media practices in Uganda, the 2016 MCI more specifically seeks to create a platform for young and aspiring journalist to showcase their talents.

Workshop

THE INAUGURAL YOUNG AND EMERGING LEADERS WORKSHOP

The workshop is an inaugural gathering of 20 of Uganda's young and emerging leaders and it is designed to train and orient values of self-advancement, integrity, social responsibility, and socioeconomic transformation among the youth.

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Promoting Accountability and Good Governance in Uganda

Training of Trainers (ToT) for GAIN-Uganda member Organisations

In a bid to roll out a country wide civic education campaign, GAIN Uganda will undergo training as well as get acclimatized with the newly produced civic education materials. This will be followed by pilot trainings in 4 regions of Uganda.

Discussion

CURBING CORRUPTION AND BUILDING SYNERGIES

Exploring Feasible Alternatives for Peace and Development in South Sudan

The activity is expected to broaden the understanding of corruption and the current debates on foreign interventions in South Sudan and suggest credible alternatives for ushering in peace and development in the country.

Seminar

Think Tank End of Year Strategy Meeting

Discussing the new direction for the Refugee policy paper

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives has this year worked on two policy areas; Refugee policy and the Trade policy. Having made some progress, the Refugee working group will discuss the new dimension for the topic and way forward.

Study and Information Program

Film Screening: "Before the Flood"

A documentary film featuring Leonardo DiCaprio

The threats posed by climate change are real. Join us for our Green Cinema Night featuring the documentary "Before the Flood" to learn more and discuss the implications for Uganda.

Event

Inter Party Youth Platform Sports Challenge

Promoting Peace and Tolerance through Sports

Youth from the different political parties will compete against each other to Show the world that it is actually possible to work together despite your divergent views. The tournament is also aimed at sending a message of peace and tolerance

Symposium

PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM

Boosting exports: Is Uganda equipped for industrialization?

The meeting will bring together a variety of stakeholders, mostly from private sector and government to discuss Uganda's export dilemma and to find solutions to the increasing trade deficit in the country.

Study and Information Program

Scholarship Holders and Alumni Meeting

KAS scholars gather to welcome the new members

The different KAS scholars, current and Alumni get to interact and network with each other. The Meeting also takes advantage of the diversity of the scholars to discuss political issues affecting Uganda and South Sudan with a chosen expert.

Workshop

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YOUNG FEMALE LEADERS' CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

orientation meeting for Secretaries female Affairs of the National Youth Council

The workshop is meant to create a network base for these female youth leaders to address the challenges that the country faces concerning female participation in leadership. This will create a platform for learning and sharing experiences.

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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.