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Workshop

Training for Aspiring Women Leaders

Kiboga District

KAS and ACFODE organize a workshop in Kiboga 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.

Discussion

NEW DATE: Unity in Diversity

Perspectives on Uganda as a Multidenominational Society

KAS and the University Forum on Governance had to postpone the dialogue on perspectives of Uganda as a multidenominational society. The new date is the 27th of March 2015.

Discussion

Student Leaders as Drivers of Democratic Reform

Student Leadership Debate, Makerere University

The debate, which is organized by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will give the candidates for the position of guild president as well as interested students the possibility engage with each other.

Workshop

Young Leaders Think Tank Non Residential Workshop

Meeting on the Development of the Think Tank 2015

The meeting on 21st February will kick start the activities of the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives (Think Tank) for the year 2015 and new members of the Think Tank will be introduced.

Congress

National Convention for Women in Politics

Women in Party Structures, Media, and Politics

KAS and Action for Development (ACFODE) organise a convention for women in Uganda politics. Issues like female politicians in the media, in party structures, and in the upcoming elections 2016 are going to be discussed.

Congress

(No) Peace in Sight?

Perspectives and Opportunities for Sustainable Peace in South Sudan

Three years after its independence, South Sudan is again trapped in violent conflict. KAS is organising a high level conference in which possibilities and challenges for sustainable peace beyond political settlement will be discussed.

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KAS Scholarship Meeting 2014

Consultation and networking meeting of the current Scholarship holders and Alumni of the KAS Scholarship System

The meeting organised by KAS has the purpose of bringing together current KAS scholarship holders and scholarship alumnis. New scholarship contracts will be handed out and there will be consultations of how the alumni network could be strengthened.

Lecture

Seventeen Years of Decentralization

Opportunities, Challenges and Outlook for Uganda

The pulic lecture organised by KAS in cooperation with the University Forum on Governance takes a close look at the decentralisation system in Uganda from different perspectives. It will bring together academic experts from Makerere University.

Workshop

Strategic Planning Workshop

Workshop of the Inter-District CSO Network on Accountability and Good Governance

The network of loca Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) emerged out of a EU funded project. The workshop has the purpose to come up with a memorandum of understanding and strategic plan for the network and work towards its independence.

Workshop

Young Leaders Think Tank Residential Workshop

Review and Analysis of the Current Model of Electoral Democracy and Development of Policy Recommendations

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives develops a paper on electoral reform, an issue that is heatedly discussed in the Ugandan media, civil society, and political arena. During the workshop, the paper will be finalised for publication.

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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.