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Expert talk

South Sudan Conference 2015

Perspectives for Sustainable Peace and Development in the World’s Newest State

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Uganda/South Sudan is inviting Hon. Betty Bigombe, Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence at the World Bank for a round table discussion on supporting sustainable peace in South Sudan on 19 November 2015.

Workshop

Strengthening the Demand and Supply Side of Local Governance

Working Towards Political Accountability and Good Governance in the Karamoja Subregion, Part 2

KAS and GAIN-Uganda (Governance and Accountability Inter-District CSO Network - Uganda) organise a workshop that is focusing on local service delivery and accountability on the district level. It targets elected leaders and citizens of Moroto.

Discussion

Debating Meaningful Youth Engagement in Democratic Governance

Youth Debate in Mbarara

The debate in Mbarara is the fourth and last in a regional series hosted by the University Forum on Governance and KAS. The focus of the discussion is on meaningful youth engagement in Uganda’s democratic governance and political processes.

Congress

ACFODE@30: Harnessing Youth Energies in Gender Equality and Governance

Youth Democracy Forum

The Youth Democracy Forum organized by ACFODE and KAS will look at hurdles for effective youth engagement and bring together alumni of a debating competition on gender issues that was implemented by the two organisations in 2013.

Workshop

Strengthening the Demand and Supply Side of Local Governance

Working Towards Political Accountability and Good Governance in the Karamoja Subregion, Part 1

KAS and GAIN-Uganda (Governance and Accountability Inter-District CSO Network - Uganda) organise a workshop that is focusing on local service delivery and accountability on the district level. It targets elected leaders and citizens of Moroto.

Discussion

Debating Meaningful Youth Engagement in Democratic Governance

Youth Debate in Gulu

The debate in Gulu is the third in a regional series hosted by the University Forum on Governance and KAS. The focus of the discussion is on meaningful youth engagement in Uganda’s democratic governance and political processes.

Discussion

Debating Meaningful Youth Engagement in Democratic Governance

Youth Debate in Kampala

The debate in Kampala is the second in a regional series hosted by the University Forum on Governance and KAS. The focus of the discussion is on meaningful youth engagement in Uganda’s democratic governance and political processes.

Expert talk

POSTPONED: Policy Roundtable Discussion with Academics

Debating Strategies for Increasing Women in Higher Education Leadership

The planned roundtable discussion initiates a new policy engagement drive by UNIFOG and KAS Uganda. The initiative aims at fostering interest whilst facilitating a platform for scholars to contribute towards public policy discourse in Uganda.

Lecture

Benedicto Kiwanuka Memorial Lecture 2015

What needs to be done to avert the risk of election violence before, during and after the 2016 general elections in Ugan

Every year, KAS in cooperation with the Foundation for African Development organizes the Benedicto Kiwanuka Memorial Lecture. This year, it will focus on the possibility of and counterstrategies to election violence in 2016.

Workshop

KAS Scholarship Meeting 2015

Networking meeting of the current Scholarship holders and Alumni of the KAS Scholarship System

On 13 October 2015, KAS invites all its scholarship holders and alumni to a meeting at Grand Global Hotel. New scholarship holders will be introduced and ways of strengthening the network discussed.

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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.