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

Training for Journalists and Human Rights Activists on access to Information

From 16th - 18th April 2018, a workshop on Access to Information Act was held in Mbarara district hosted by KAS in cooperation with Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) to widen the knowledge of Journalists and Human Rights activists about the provisions of the constitutional instrument.

Event Reports

Enhancing civic education at the grassroots through reliable access to information

Continuous and effective civic education is crucial to strengthen democracy and good governance in Uganda. On 12th – 14th April KAS and HIM (Hub for Investigative Media) held a Training of Trainers Workshop for member organizations of GAIN Uganda, focusing on access to information in order to improve civic education trainings at the grassroots level.

Event Reports

Launch of Youth4Policy: 12 young Ugandans researching and analyzing public policy issues in Uganda and beyond

Youth4Policy is a joint initiative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for Development Alternatives aimed at empowering the next generation of Ugandan policy experts to meaningfully contribute to policy analysis and public debates. The 12 Youth4Policy Fellows were officially welcomed to the program at a comprehensive introductory seminar from 6th to 8th April at Méstil Hotel & Residences in Kampala.

Event Reports

Talking about Peace Building & National Unity in South Sudan with South Sudanese Church Leaders

On 10.04.2018, we collaborated with the Network of South Sudan Civil SocietyOrganisations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) to organize a roundtable discussion on the role of theSouth Sudan church leaders in Uganda in promoting peacebuilding and national unity.Various church leaders from South Sudan assembled to critically evaluate, learn and rethinkabout their work and what they can do to reduce the emotional and psychological impact ofthe conflict on South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

Event Reports

Less talk, more action for better service delivery greater masaka region

The signature civic education training for appointed and elected leaders took place inMasaka from 27 th to 28 th March 2018 with participants from Kyotera, Kalungu and Masakadistricts.

Event Reports

PoLA-Lab goes to Iganga, Eastern Uganda

“Now I know politics is more than elections and political parties”
Ugandan youth make up almost half of the voting population. However, youth voices have failed to be reflected in policy outcomes, especially youth interest areas like education, health services and employment. Youth rarely come together to collectively pursue common interests, the result of a lack of coordination as well other resources. Although reforms have created a number of leadership spaces for youth to participate in national governance and development.

Event Reports

How digitization enhances development & growth of agriculture value chains in Uganda

On 29th of March, KAS cooperated with its partner ACTADE (African Center for Trade and Development) to host a roundtable discussion at Sheraton Hotel Kampala and to come up with ideas on how to digitize agricultural value chains in Uganda. Experts and practitioners discussed about challenges and opportunities to support the growth and development of the agriculture sector.

Event Reports

Young female leaders are eager to shape the women´s youth agenda in Uganda

On 14th to 16th of March the National Youth Council in cooperation with KAS hosted a training of Secretaries for Female Affairs in Arua, in order to enhance and professionalize female participation in Ugandan politics. The 2-days training was organized to give a platform to young women leaders to address challenges and receive skills for sustainable conflict resolution and to actively participate and shape the democratic processes in Uganda.

Event Reports

Making the Access to Information law work towards improving local governances in Uganda

On the 12th to 14th march 2018, Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) with support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) carried out a sensitization training on access to information that targeted local government officials such as Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) and District Information Officers (DIOs) from the districts of Jinja, Bugiri, Buyende, Luuka, Kamuli, Kaliro and Mayuge in eastern Uganda to empower them with the access to information law and regulations.

Event Reports

Mobilisation and Advocacy: Keys to Effective Youth Political Participation

On 03 March, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) partnered to hold the first POLA-LAB workshop in Lira, Northern Uganda. The platform for political leadership advancement aims to mentor effective young political and community leaders by training them in the areas of political and social mobilisation, advocacy and political economy analysis.