Events - Uganda Office
Uganda Green Growth Summit
This summit is a contribution to support transition toward a greener growth in Uganda. The objective is to bring the topic to a non-specialist audience, provide policy and technical solutions available, in order to support a re-think of individual business strategies. The summit is open to the core stakeholders of the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy; that is; Government, Civil Society, private sector, researchers and academia. The main category targeted is the private sector.
Conflict Sensitive Reporting Workshop
Capacity Building Workshop for Cross Border Network Journalists
The main objective of the workshop is to strengthen capacities of journalist to produce peace, gender and conflict sensitive media programmes by building their capacity on conflict sensitive reporting
Graduation of Youth4Policy Fellows
The 2019 Youth4Policy fellowship is coming to an end! With their policy papers finalised, our fellows are graduating from the Y4P fellowship and will be initiated into the programme's alumni network.
Economic Policy Roundtable
In a meeting with the Ministry of Finance, KAS and CDA will present the outcomes of the first research paper of the "Economic Policy Paper Series". The paper looks into catalysing SME growth.
Annual KAS-UMU Scholarship Forum
KAS-UMU scholarship holders and alumni are getting together for their annual scholarship forum.
The Kampala Geopolitics Conference - 2nd edition
The conference will feature 18 panels and will attract thousands of participants from Uganda and beyond. The targeted audience is the general public with special focus on students, academia, representatives from civil society and media, political decision-makers and the diplomatic community.
Youth4Policy Final Writing Workshop
Fellows of the Youth4Policy programme are meeting to finalise their writing products for submission of their research-based policy briefs.
The Age of Digital Interdependence
KAS in partnership with the Ministry of ICT is conducting a multi-stakeholder forum on the report of the UN Secretary-General's high level panel on Digital Cooperation
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Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) – Evening Networking Meeting
Leveraging media for effective policy communication
On Friday, 27th of July, the Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) fellows met two outstanding experts in their respective fields. With Prof. Dr. Maggie Kigozi, who formerly served as Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), and Charles Mwangushya, a seasoned journalist with the Nation Media Group (NMG). These two discussed with the Y4P fellows strategies on how to gain public support for their policy proposals and make them relevant.
10 PRACTICAL WA|YS TO HELP REFUGEE WOMEN SURVIVE
Rosemary Amana, 25, a refugee from South Sudan witnessed horrific cases of violence against women as they fled to Uganda after the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan.
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THE REFUGEE CRISIS: A WOMENS RIGHT ISSUE
Refugees have been spilling out of the countries intoneighbouring ones and others farther afield for quite a while now. The reason: civil warin South Sudan and a relentless and egregious persecution of the Rohingyas in Myanmar.Beside these two countries, others that have become the largest sources of refugees, oftendue to armed conflict, are Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo,the Central African Republic, Eritrea and Burundi.
BOOK REVIEWS - A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY
In A Moonless, Starless Sky Alexis Okeowoweaves together four narratives that forma powerful tapestry of modern Africa: ayoung couple, kidnap victims of JosephKony’s LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonelycampaign against modern-day slavery; awomen’s basketball team flourishing amidwar-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takesup arms against the extremist group BokoHaram.
BOOK REVIEWS - EXIT WEST
“I can understand it,” [Nadia] said.“Imagine if you lived here. And millionsof people from all over the world suddenlyarrived.”
COMMENTARY REFUGEES ARE HUMAN NOT A BURDEN
Uganda has been commended internationally for hosting thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries.Today, the majority of refugees in Uganda come from South Sudan, at 73%, and the DRC, at about 19% ofthe total number of refugees. The remaining percentage consists of Burundians, Somalis and others. As atJanuary 2018, the total number of refugees in the country was 1,411,794. The Government of Uganda hasalso announced that it “is considering a request” from Israel to relocate at least 500 African refugees, mostlyEritreans and Sudanese, from Israel to Uganda.
GENDER AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS
An October 2017 UN WomenBrief on the RohingyaRefugee Crisis Response inBangladesh, East Asia, painted, indetailed and grim exposés, thegender dynamics in this refugeecrisis. The Rohingya, an ethnicgroup a small percentage of whomare Muslims, face one of themost terrible humanitarian crisestoday. The UN High Commissioneron Human Rights described thesituation as a textbook example ofethnic cleansing.
GLOBAL REFUGEES WELCOME INDEX 2016
The 2016 Refugees Welcome Index, the first ever such index, showed several variances. Refugees Welcome Index measured levels of acceptance for refugees for the very first time. The index was based on a global survey commissioned by Amnesty International carried out by strategy consultancy firm, GlobeScan.
HOW PHYSICAL ASSAULT, EXPLOITATION AND SEXUAL HARASSEMENT FOLLOW WOMEN INTO REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS
Late in 2016, a heavily pregnant Anna Lakong fledthe civil war in South Sudan. Her husband belongedto one of the fighting groups, so he escorted her tothe border. He did not continue with the journey intoUganda but returned to South Sudan, to fight.
IS UGANDA’S REPUTATION AS A REFUGEE PARADISE AT STAKE?
UGANDA HAS HAD A LONGHISTORY OF HOSTINGPEOPLE WHO ARE FLEEINGUPHEAVALS IN THEIRCOUNTRIES. IN THE 1930SAND EARLY 1940S, THECOUNTRY HOSTED INNYABYEYA, KOJJA ANDARAPAI REFUGEE CAMPSEUROPEAN AND ARABREFUGEES DISPLACED BYWORLD WAR II, INCLUDINGITALIAN PRISONERS OFWAR, WHO WERE HOUSED INENTEBBE.
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