Events

Forum

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.

Workshop

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

Event

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.

Expert talk

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.

Forum

Annual KAS-UMU Scholarship Forum

KAS-UMU scholarship holders and alumni are getting together for their annual scholarship forum.

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

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.

Event Reports

Understanding the High Level Revitalization Forum and Its Mediation Role in the South Sudan Conflict

On the 2nd March 2018, the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NOSSCOU) organized a public dialogue to discuss the role of the current IGAD mediated High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF). The dialogue, co-organized with the International Youth for Africa (IYA) and supported by KAS brought together 160 South Sudanese politicians from both SPLM-IO and SPLM-IG and civil society actors with a core aim of stimulating constructive conversations about the prospects of the HLRF talks and its likely implications to receive peace in the conflict ravaged country.

Event Reports

How Local Governments Can Make Use of Social Media to Enhance Civic Engagement and Access of Information

A systematic flow of information from local governments to their electorate is inevitable to assure good governance, transparency and accountability within the democratic system of Uganda. CEMCOD (Centre for Media Literacy and Community Development) has conducted a 3-day training in cooperation with KAS from 20th – 22nd February, in order to train local leaders of Masaka region about the effective use of social media to enhance civic engagement and information access for society.

Event Reports

Refresher Training: How Can District Women Councilors Enhance their Participation in the Political Field?

KAS, together with ACFODE (Action for Development) has conducted a refresher training in Apac from 14th to 15th February, to strengthen gender equality in the political sphere and equip female district councilors with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively take part in the political decision-making process.

Event Reports

Promoting Good Governance and Collaboration among Appointed and Elected Leaders at the District Level

From 12th – 13th February, KAS together with the Directorate for National Guidance (DNG) conducted a training for district leaders in Masindi, in order to promote political pluralism and stronger collaboration among the appointed and elected leaders at the local government level.

Event Reports

Training the Next Generation of High-Qualified Journalists

This year, KAS is partnering with Media Challenge Initiative and DW Academy to launch the very first Next – Gen Journalist Fellowship Program. It is an aggressive 6-month multimedia journalism training given to the best 25 students out of 12 universities in Uganda. On 8th–12th January 2018 the fellowship kicked off with a first training, whereby professional journalists from different media sectors combined report assignments and overall trainings in online, radio and television journalism for all fellows.

Event Reports

Access to timely and relevant information is a lifeline of good governance

by Donnas Ojok

Access to information is a fundamental human right recognized by international human rights instruments including article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”