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KAS Scholarship Holders Meeting for South Sudan 2015

Engagement Possibilities for KAS in South Sudan and Strengthening the Network of Scholarship Holders and Alumni

The meeting on 6th August 2015 has the purpose of starting the process of building up a mutually beneficial network between KAS, alumni, and scholarship holders in South Sudan.


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Assessing the Impact of Social Media on Political Communication and Civic Engagement in Uganda

Die KAS lädt zu einer Konferenz zum Thema soziale Medien und Governance ein. Verschiedene Stakeholder aus dem politischen, medialen, und zivilgesellschaftlichen Bereich diskutieren Potentiale und Risiken der wachsenden digitalen Medienlandschaft.


Training for Aspiring Women Leaders

Pallisa District

KAS and ACFODE organize a workshop in Pallisa District which will prepare female politicians and aspiring leaders for the 2016 elections by increasing their knowledge about the electoral process and their roles and responsibilities.


Keeping Together, Reaching Your Goals

Capacity-Building Workshop for GAIN-Uganda Member Organisations

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is implementing a capacity building workshop for the member organisations of the Governance and Accountability Inter-District CSO Network (GAIN-Uganda). Issues like resource mobilization and advocacy will be discussed.


The Role of the Private Sector in Engendering Inclusive Growth in Uganda

On June 30th 2015 KAS Uganda and South Sudan will host a one day conference on the role of the private sector in ensuring inclusive economic growth in Uganda. The conference is organized in conjunction with private sector associations.

Expert conference

2016 and Beyond; Young People for a Credible and Peaceful Election Experience

National Youth Conference

The National Youth Conference is an annual event organized by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The second National Youth Conference will take place from 25 to 27 July at Makerere University.


Training for Aspiring Women Leaders

Apac District

KAS and ACFODE organize a workshop in Apac District which will prepare female politicians and aspiring leaders for the 2016 elections by increasing their knowledge about the electoral process and their roles and responsibilities.

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Rethinking Pension Sector Reforms as a Means of Strengthening Social Security Frameworks in Uganda

On 7th May 2015, KAS is implementing a high-level round table on social security systems in Uganda and the role state pensions systems can play in this regard. The event is connected to the publication of the Reality Check on Social Security Systems.


Young Leaders Think Tank Workshop

Capacity Building and Review Meeting

The workshop will take place on 25th April 2015. It will open with an update on the progress of the two working groups on agriculture and EAC integration, followed by an expert presentation on how to influence the government policy agenda.


Northern Regional Youth Leadership Training

KAS and the NYC organize a “Regional Youth Leadership Forum” with the aim to provide a regional platform for youth representatives from the regions to build their leadership skills and strengthen their capacity to contribute to Uganda's development.

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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.