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Post Election Analysis: Gains, Losses and Implications for Uganda's Electoral Democracy

Public Dialogue at Makerere University

The Makerere University Convocation (MUC) is organising a public dialogue to discuss the electoral process and the implications of the 2011 Presidential and Parliamentary elections for electoral democracy in Uganda with key stakeholders.

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Freedom of the Press in Uganda – The Local Perspective

Public Dialogue in Kasese District

Public dialogue with major stakeholders from the district on local challenges for press freedom and the role of the media in a democratic society.

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Journalists as Bearers and Promoters of Human Rights

Workshop for Journalists in Kasese

The workshop aims at equipping journalists with an enhanced awareness on their role in promoting human rights and with the necessary skills, techniques and strategies for human rights journalism.

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UMDF Networking Meeting and AGM

Bi-annual meeting of members of the UMDF network for exchange and planning purposes.

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Bracing Journalists to Fight Corruption in Uganda

UMDF Training Workshop for Journalists

Training Workshop for Journalists at the local level organized by Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF). The activity aims at raising awareness and equipping journalists with the skills and techniques to effectively report about corruption.

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Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives

Inaugural Meeting

The inaugural meeting will bring together the selected members of the think tank in order to get to know each other, discuss the concept of the think tank and plan the way forward.

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FAD Annual General Meeting

In a bid to strengthen internal coherence, FAD will hold its AGM for 2011. FAD has been KAS’ partner in Uganda for the longest period spanning over 30 years. At this years’ AGM, elections to several board positions shall be conducted.

Symposium

Makerere’s Role in Uganda’s Socio-political Transformation - The contributions of Students’ Activism

Guild Presidential Debate

Panel discussion with the Guild Presidential Candidates.

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Promotion of Constitutionalism & Good Governance in Uganda

Civil Society Capacity Building Workshop

With the support of KAS, the department of Information and National Guidance holds a series of workshops targeting political and civil society leaders at the district level.

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Reporting Petitions and Ensuring Journalists' Safety

UMDF Training Workshop for Journalists

Training Workshop for Journalists organised by Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF).

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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.