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Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement

The 3rd annual National Conference will attract the country’s influential young people in politics, civil society, business and academia to ruminate on political discourses.


National Women's convention 2016

Strengthening Women’s Influence for Gender Responsiveness and Political Accountability

Uganda has taken great strides in the struggle to ensure that women have equal access to social, political and economic opportunities. Acfode will on the 23rd June 2016 take stock of the achievements and deliberate on more effective strategies.



Welfare and economic development: what policy options for Uganda?

Questions around human welfare and economic development will motivate a roundtable meeting of experts from Makerere University hosted by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).


Role of South Sudan women in Nation Building

In order to amplify the voices of women in national debate around democracy and good governance, special efforts and strategies need to be developed and applied to include adequate women participation in national decision-making processes.


Training for Elected Women Councilors in Kabale and Kiboga Districts

Women Councilors will be oriented on how to become effective ambassadors of women in the district Local Councils

Increasing the skills-set and knowledge of elected women councilors to ably engage in council and influence decision making processes, strengthening networking and knowledge sharing among district women councilors will empower the women leaders.



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

The three days workshop in Mbararara, Western Uganda will engage and train local government leaders in the effective use of social media as a tool for grassroots community mobilization, political activism and political participation.



Understanding the required leadership of Private Sector in addressing climate change in Uganda

The conference will bring together a broad spectrum of private sector actors to discuss opportunities that exist to fight climate change, identify potential gaps and sharing experiences and perspectives on sustainability, mitigation and adaptation.


Strengthening the capacity of elected Local Government Councillors in representative and legislative roles

Elected district councilors to be trained on their roles as legislators and representatives

In a bid to promote issue/policy based multiparty politics in Uganda, the different leaders at all levels ought to be informed of their roles. This series of workshops attempts to guide elected councilors from northern Uganda to be effective



Revisiting the Democracy vs Development Debate

KAS continues to support scholars from Uganda and South Sudan in order to build and nurture future leaders to become positive drivers of change in their communities and countries. This is in collaboration with Uganda martyrs University, Nkoz.




The Lira debate will be second in the 2016 series will seek to evaluate youth engagement in the 2016 polls as well as identify and document strategies for a more constructive and sustained youth political engagement beyond elections.

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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.