Events

Congress

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.

Workshop

Youth4Policy Final Writing Workshop

Fellows of the Youth4Policy programme are meeting to finalise their writing products for submission of their research-based policy briefs.

Expert conference

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

Expert talk

Dialogue on Open Government in Uganda

Trenda, Challenges and Prospects
In Partnership with the Government Citizen Interaction Centre, KAS is organizing a dialogue on the trends, challenges and prospects of open government in Uganda

Expert conference

ACFODE National Women's Conference

ACFODE holds their national women's conference

Expert conference

Private Sector Forum

In partnership with Centre for Development Alternatives and representative bodies of the private sector, KAS is holding a Private Sector Forum to reflect on the challenges of unemployment and curbed economic growth in Uganda.

Workshop

Kampala Geopolitics Student Debates 2019

The Kampala Geopolitics Student Debates will offer Makerere University students exposure to numerous political views and a chance to actively question and critique common statements with debate topics cutting across contemporary, local and international geopolitics. Through outstanding performance during the course of the debates, the student-panellists can further qualify to be nominated for panels at the Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2019, taking place on the 17th and 18th of October.

Workshop

Youth4Policy Research Validation Workshops

Youth4Policy Fellows are meeting with our mentors and facilitators to validate their research results from the field and to prepare their policy recommendations for their final policy briefs.

Event Reports

THE VOICES AND EXPERIENCES OF YOUNG REFUGEES IN UGANDA

This article explores the needs and vulnerabilities of young refugees, who through sharing their experience have revealed anoverwhelming interest in continuing their education, a desire to work, and willingness to learn new skills.

Event Reports

UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN UGANDA

Understanding public attitudes towards refugees and migrants within their host communities is becoming an increasinglyimportant task

Event Reports

Not all glittering online followers are gold

What if that glamorous social media influencer with 30 million followers on twitter and 10 million likes and retweets on all their posts, the one whose pictures are always trending (never mind that they look quite ordinary), what if that person and more than half of their followers were in fact fake, fabricated, ghosts?

Event Reports

A hands-on training on conflict sensitive journalism in and around Arua

Last week, Irene Dawa explored together with the Cross Border Network (CBN) and 20 participants from the West Nile Region the techniques and tricks of conflict sensitive journalism.

Event Reports

Unpacking online hate speech at the KAS Social Media Conference

The fourth Uganda Social Media Conference by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung presented an opportunity for the community initiative #defyhatenow to shed light on the growing internet problem of hate speech and to present solutions on how to mitigate it.

Event Reports

Fanning the digital bonfire debate on online-offline political engagements

Unlike the classic, wodden bonfire in an African home, there was a digital bonfire at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) social media conference around the discussion on the topic; More than Slacktivism: Translating Online Activism To Constructive Political Engagement.

Event Reports

Young & Emerging Leaders Project Fellowship – Seminar II

“There’s work; intentional, deliberate and consistent effort that goes into facing adversity and addressing challenges. There’s growth and maturity and the development of character that goes into shaping mind, body and soul. There’s the celebration of victories, small and big and the constant setting of the next goal, even if that goal is to simply maintain a status quo you finally achieved.” The words of Solomon King accompanied the 35 Fellows of the Youth & Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) 2018 during their second seminar with a focus on personal leadership

Event Reports

Youth4Policy - 2nd Policy Development Seminar

The 2nd Policy Development Seminar of the 2018 Youth4Policy (Y4P) fellow class primarily focused on how to write a good policy brief. Throughout the day, the participants further developed their preliminary policy research ideas, exchanged them and improved their writing skills.

Event Reports

Debate around disinformation and democracy

Taking you back to debating class
Is Disinformation Threatening Democracy? That is the topic the debaters; Kwezi Tabaro from Leo Africa Institute and Maureen Agena an ICT4D consultant on one side; and Tricia Twasiima from Chapter Four Uganda together with Yusuf Kiranda from Centre for Development Alternatives, tackled.

Event Reports

Lightning Talks that stroke the #UgandaSocialMedia Conference

The year is 2018,planet earth now rotatesaround the internet,not the sun as before.I see people living onlinebut not in lineand barely in touch.Very many words but very few voices.They are caught in a spider’s webthat stretches around the whole world…