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Interparty Youth Platform National Dialogue 2019

The National Dialogue, organised by the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP) in partnership with KAS, focuses on Youth Participation in the National Dialogue Process and the 2021 General Elections. The consultative meeting will offer a platform for youth leaders to debate and form positions on the National dialogue and the electoral process roadmap 2021.

Workshop

Access to Information Capacity Building Workshops and Public Dialogue

Seminar

Youth4Policy - Firsty Policy Development Learning Mission

In Partnership with Centre for Development Alternatives and Public Policy Institute, KAS conducts the first of three policy learning missions for the second cohort of fellows from the Youth4Policy programme. Instructed in detailed policy analysis and research, the fellows will begin to develop the contents of their proposed policy briefs.

Workshop

Reflection Meeting for District and Sub-County Women Caucuses

Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) engages both aspiring and elected women leaders with the aim of increasing transformative representation of women in political and decision-making positions. One of the key strategies used is Women Caucuses. ACFODE in partnership with KAS will conduct a follow-up of the women caucus in Apac District. The follow up will focus on how the caucuses have been able to utilize the knowledge and skills gained from the exchange learning visits and the different engagements to replicate best practices and lessons learned to improve the lives of women and girls in their constituencies.

Workshop

Workshop on the role of appointed and elected leaders in Promoting Good Governance in a multiparty system at the district level

The Directorate for National Guidance (DNG) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organises a workshop to train elected leaders on key topics that are geared towards fostering togetherness and ensuring that district councils work effectively in a multiparty system at the district level.

Forum

KAS-UMU Scholarship Forum 2019

The 2019 scholarship forum brings together present KAS scholars and alumni of the Uganda Martyr's University degrees in the field of Democracy and Development Studies, and Local Governance and Human Rights to discuss the social and economic opportunities which Social Protections Floors could offer for Uganda.

Discussion

The climate change challenge: Uganda’s response plans and actions

In cooperation with our partner ACTADE, we are hosting a conversation concerning the topic of climate change to further raise awareness on its challenges and required responses.

Discussion

Intercultural Dialogue on "Building a Shared South Sudan Identity"

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organises in cooperation with the Young-adult Empowerment Initiative (YEi) under the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) a half-day R-ARCISS dissemination workshop to deepen the understanding of youth, women, religious, and community leaders on the Peace Agreement as well as their collective responsibilities and efforts to rally support in its implementation. Additionally, an inter-cultural public dialogue will take place. The purpose of the planned public dialogue is to bring South Sudanese refugee communities in Bidi Bidi Settlement together where they can interact and exchange views with the goal to create understanding and trust among themselves.

Workshop

Youth4Policy - Inaugural Workshop

Introductory workshop of the Youth4Policy Fellowship in the programme year 2019

Workshop

Youth leader’s Capacity Enhancement Workshop

In cooperation with the National Youth Council (NYC) we are organizing a workshop on equipping the youth with knowledge on civic rights and participations and creating space for youth dialogue on the development of Acholi sub region.

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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.