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Book presentation

Political Pluralism, Democratic Participation and Representation at Local Government Level in Uganda

Minister for Internal Affairs launches KAS-Handbook on Key Concepts for Civil Society, Media and Local Councils

Discussion

Public Dialogue on the East African Political Federation

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Workshop

Workshop in Kamwenge

Kamwenge District Leaders Discuss Political Pluralism and Elections

Study and Information Program

The Role of Young Scholars in Confronting Governance and Human Rights Challenges in Uganda

Dr. Max Ngabirano of Uganda Martyrs University will deliver a presentation to KAS scholarship beneficiaries about their role in contronting governance and human rights challenges in Uganda. HE the Germany Ambassador will preside over the function.

Discussion

Women and Multiparty Politics

Public Dialogue by WOTODEV

The dialogue will discuss major trends and challenges to women participation in multiparty politics in Uganda

Workshop

Addressing Youth Issues in Party Coalitions

FAD Inter-party Youth Workshop

40 youth from the 6 major political parties includig NRM, DP, FDC, UPC, JEEMA and CP will come together to discuss the subject of inter-party coalitions and they can ensure that issues of youth concern and priority in such coalitions.

Discussion

The Role of Opposition Political Parties in Strengthening Democratic Governance in Uganda

Public Dialogue by Makerere University Convocation

The dialogue will provide a platform for students and academicians to discuss the role of opposition political parties in strengthening democratic governance. Opposition leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye is expected to deliver the keynote address.

Workshop

Training Journalists in Human Rights Reporting

Workshop by UMDF (Uganda Media Development Foundation)

The workshop is organised in collaboration with Mukono Journalists Association. 30 journalists print and electronic media shall undergo a three day training to improve their skills for better delivery in human rights reporting.

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Women and Multiparty Politics; Widening Women’s Space

ACFODE WEEK

From 17th to 22nd November 2008, ACFODE will carry out a press briefing, public dialogue, match and press briefing to advance the cause for women participation in politics. The theme will be: ‘Women and Multiparty Politics; Widening Women’s Space'.

Workshop

Learning from Germany Experience of Local Government Operations

WOTODEV workshop with Local Government Politicians

Mrs. Jane Kamashamba, a former participant in the a Germany Study programme organised by KAS will share with local council leaders from western Uganda about the lessons from Germany and how they relate to the Ugandan local governance system

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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.