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

REVIEWING EAST AFRICA'S REFUGEE MANAGEMENT APPROACHES

The various conflicts across eastern Africa have not only put a strain on the countries engulfed in violence, but also their neighbouring countries, who must handle the influx of refugees into their communities amidst already existing domestic economic hurdles. The East African Community’s (EAC) lack of a common framework on refugee management has made for great inconsistencies on policy and practice among the different member states.

Event Reports

GRASSROOTS CIVIC EDUCATION TRAINING IN 10 DISTRICTS OF UGANDA

Civic education remains an important issue often neglected in Ugandan politics, despite the importance of political literacy and the engagement of all citizens in order for democracy to function properly. The goal, therefore, of the Governance Accountability Civil Society Network (GAIN) is to empower individuals and communities across the country to fully understand and practice their duties as citizens. Together with KAS, GAIN Uganda launched the Democracy Workbook in June 2017.

Event Reports

The 2017 #UgandaSocialMedia Conference Report

In June 2017, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) – Uganda Country Office, held the third session of the annual Uganda Social Media Conference to provide a platform for deepening and expanding discussions around challenges that arise from social media use, but also to explore new perspectives on the same.

Event Reports

Youth interventions ought to be mainstreamed

Most conversations on youth have only focussed on what needs to be done and what is missing. It is commonplace for example, to find young people demanding for new policies, new programmes, new departments, to mention a few. What has been missing however, is a nuanced reflection of what is there in terms of policies and programmes, and what these have achieved. Or where they have failed and why. The fourth annual national youth conference organised in partnership with the University Forum on Governance endeavoured to address this.

Event Reports

LéO Africa Economic Forum Calls for Problem-focused & Inclusive Innovation

Innovation and Technological Disruption in Africa
An inclusive innovation model that is labor intensive and not only connects, but also empowers people and communities – including those at the base of the pyramid, to access basic goods and services in a faster and easier way was the overriding call at the 2017 LéO Africa Economic Forum, that took place on July 7th at the Kampala Serena Conference Center.

Event Reports

By Your own terms: Success Insights for the young and emerging African leaders

by Donnas Ojok

There isn’t a dearth of literature or perspectives on success - what it is, how to arrive at it, how to manage it and the list goes on and on. But reviewing and analyzing the broad theme of success within the context of leadership in Africa and the role of her young and emerging leaders is a subject that requires some deep reflection. Young leaders from East Africa who are fellows of the Young and Emerging Leaders Project which is a collaborative initiative of the LeO Africa Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung explored this topic at a recently concluded 2017 second seminar series.

Event Reports

THE SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 2017

Facts, Freedoms and Rights in a Connected World
Social media channels have become more common as sources of information to the public.We only need access to internet and our smart phones to access a lot of information. But wealso see unregulated journalism strongly growing alongside the tradition media houses. Thisdevelopment poses many questions like: - How can we trust the sources of all thisinformation? What does it mean with regards to the aspects of objectivity? What happens tothe aspects of filtering and conceptualisation? And whether this development undermines thetraditional media houses?

Event Reports

SOCIAL MEDIA, BLOGGING AND CITIZEN JOURNALISM: RECONFIGURING ETHICAL STANDARDS.

Keynote Address by Rachael Akidi at the 2017 Uganda Social Media Conference
The keynote Address at the 2017 Edition of the #UgandaSocialMedia Conference was delivered by Rachael Akidi, the Editor of BBC Focus on Africa Programme. Her speech explored how and why Social networks, online news websites and blogs have become crucial alternative sources of information. The gist of her talk was that the “democratization of information” should not affect the quality of information.

Event Reports

RECOUNTING THE IMPACT OF THE SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEE CRISIS

South Sudan is at the brink of an international humanitarian crisis. The violence that erupted in July 2016, the same week of the country’s fifth independence anniversary has ushered in avalanche of violent contestations with no end in sight. The country has turned into a hotbed of conflict among the various warring factions divided along ethnic lines. While the running conflict between SPLM in Government and that in Opposition keeps gaining fresh momentum, new and different militia groups keep forming and sprouting at an alarming rate.

Event Reports

LOCAL LEADERS IN A MULTIPARTY SYSTEM

A multiparty system, like the Ugandan, requires the willingness to work together, all persons involved on all levels. The DNG-workshop in Kapchorwa on the 31st May and 1st transported this important rule for a functional democracy to appointed and elected leaders.