Publications

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“Charcoal Burning is Another ‘War’ in Northern Uganda”

The indiscriminate tree cutting for charcoal production in Oroko village in Palaro Sub County in Gulu district has sparked strong debate on Kabake Community Radio Programme. During Kabake community radio programme recording at Oroko trading centre, residents raised concern that with the current trend, in a few years, the area will become bare.

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Water supply in Uganda

by Verena Kasirye-Büllesbach

Water security and social repercussions
Failure to address the question of water supply triggers repercussions that go far beyond ensuring the availability of drinking water and that may pose threats to the areas of health, economy and social justice. Blessed with abundant precipitation and natural water reservoirs, the East African country Uganda seems unaffected by these challenges. Nonetheless, a closer look reveals incisive challenges in access to clean water and to sanitation facilities.

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36 years on, What’s the SPLM Up-To? A Conversation with Aligo Lo-Ladu, the Party’s Yei River State Secretary

by Donnas Ojok

Our Programme Officer, Donnas Ojok and Hon. Aligo Lo-Ladu, Secretary of SPLM Party in Yei River State

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Revisiting Civic-Engagement as a Tool for Peacebuilding in South Sudan

by Donnas Ojok

Keynote Address by Donnas Ojok

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Why Access to Information Matters!

by Donnas Ojok

Keynote Address by Donnas Ojok at the Access to Information Public Dialogue held at Pauline Hotel, Lira Town on the 19th March 2019.

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Digitalisation Forum 2018  - Managing the 4th Industrial Revolution

by Donnas Ojok, Bernard Mukhone

On 15th & 16th November 2018, some of East Africa’s key players in the digital sphere gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda to discuss challenges and opportunities ushered in by Industry 4.0 and how to effectively manage it, especially from a policy angle. This is the comprehensive report of the conference.

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Scholarship Annoucement 2019

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) announces scholarships for Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes in four disciplines (see document). The scholarships are targeted towards aspiring future leaders across a range of social, political, and economic fields. Applicants will have to prove their leadership potential in order to be considered for the scholarship.

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In South Sudan, KAS Scholarship Alumni Are Sowing Seeds of Peace and Stability

by Donnas Ojok

On 21st August 2013, Mawa George from Yei River State in South Sudan got a phone call from an administrator at KAS that would forever change his life. The phone call was relaying to him the great news that he had been selected as one of the four students from South Sudan to benefit from a scholarship programme by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stfitung at the Uganda Martyrs University. The greatness of the news laid in the fact that without the scholarship, George was not sure if he would even enroll for the programme, although he had been admitted to the university. To George, a university degree was a ticket to better life for himself; a gateway to the success of a small community organization he had founded and an inspiration to thousands of young people in his community.

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How can females students' enrollment in STEM be improved?

Increasing female students' enrollment boosts the chances of employment and economic inclusion for women, as most new job opportunities demand STEM-related skills. One reason, why the percentage of female students is low in STEM are social constraints. Therefore, policies need to focus on social constraints.

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Access to Remedies - Human Rights Violations in the Oil and Mining Sector

Increased investment in the oil and mining sector has led to a proliferation of business-related human rights violations. As the victims do not always have access to effective remedy, there is a need for a new policy to enable access to judicial remedies.