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

Empowering Young Women to Make Their Voices Heard in Politics

A two-day training for Secretaries for Female Affairs from eastern Uganda was held in cooperation with the National Youth Council in Soroti. It was aimed at influencing and informing the opinions of newly-elected female youth leaders to champion the women’s youth agenda in Uganda and to enhance their understanding of the professional ethics of being a youth leader.

Event Reports

KAS Scholarships - Enabling Young Leaders To Become Drivers For Positive Change

The Network Meeting held for current and former holders of the scholarship between KAS and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) focused on transformative leadership and offered useful networking opportunities for all participants.

Event Reports

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EFFECTIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVELS

With increased access to internet and social media usage around the country, local governments can tap into these platforms to facilitate their work and increase citizen participation in development and other related projects.

Event Reports

INCLUSIVENESS AND PROPER COORDINATION KEY TO GREEN GROWTH STRATEGY

A roundtable conversation held at Golden Tulip Hotel was aimed at stimulating discussions in linking the principles of a Social Market Economy to the implementation of the National Green Growth strategy in Uganda. The discussion included policy makers, representatives from the private sector, government, CSOs, as well as academicians.

Event Reports

New Windhoek Dialogue

by Christoph Plate

Konferenz der Mitte-Rechts-Parteien aus Afrika und Europa vor dem 5. AU-EU-Gipfel
Wie sich das Verhältnis zwischen Afrika und Europa durch die Flüchtlingskrise und den zunehmenden chinesischen Einfluss entwickelt, haben mehr als 50 Parlamentarier und Parteienvertreter aus Afrika und Europa beim New Windhoek Dialogue in der Elfenbeinküste diskutiert.

Event Reports

GOVERNANCE UNDERLINED AS UGANDA’S MAIN CHALLENGE TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION, ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE

An experts’ roundtable by UNIFOG addressed Uganda’s climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience strategy. Participants noted that several climate change response policies and actions are underway. However, governance gaps in the form of limited capacities, poor coordination, and corruption present major challenges.

Event Reports

POLITICAL PARTIES NOT PROVIDING SUFFICIENT SPACE FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

While youth constitute a significant percentage of Uganda’s population, their participation in national governance and policy discussions continues to be very low. The Northern Region Youth Debate hosted at Gulu University on the 22nd of September 2017 revisited the debate on youth participation within political parties in Uganda. It was organised in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG).

Event Reports

GOOD GOVERNANCE AND MULTIPARTYISM

THE ROLE OF APPOINTED AND ELECTED LEADERS IN PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE IN A MULTI PARTY SYSTEM AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL
Despite the reintroduction of multipartyism to Uganda over a decade ago, shortcomings in democratic practice still prevail, both on a local and a national level. Furthermore, the last general elections held in early 2016 stood out for the high numbers of elected leaders entering office for the first time. In order to spread awareness on the functions of democracy in a multiparty system and ensure better service delivery to ordinary citizens, the Directorate of National Guidance, together with KAS, have set out to facilitate workshops for elected councilmembers across the country.

Event Reports

Hochrangige Vertreter von Oppositionsparteien aus Uganda in Deutschland

Studien- und Dialogprogramm vom 10. - 16.09.2017
Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung sind in dieser Woche hochrangige Vertreter von Oppositionsparteien aus Uganda zu Gast in Berlin und Dresden. Das Programm soll die internationale Vernetzung fördern und interessierte deutsche Vertreter aus Politik und Zivilgesellschaft für die Lage in Uganda sensibilisieren.

Event Reports

Media Coverage of Sexual Violence and Exploitation in Ugandan Schools

by Donnas Ojok

#WomeninMediaUg
Ugandan media has been awashed with many stories about sexual exploitation whether at home, school or work places. Regardless of it's shape and form, sexual violence, abuse and exploitations are not only dehumanizing but also criminal acts. Moreover, perpetrating these acts against school going children/minors is even most disgraceful. As part of our #WomeninMediaUg meeting sessions, we held a roundtable discussion with selected members of academia, media and civil society in Uganda.