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

Ugandan government partners with KAS and GAIN-Uganda in civic education

by Bernard Mukhone

Scalling up Civic Education in Uganda
With a great party in the KAS gardens, the DEMOCRACY WORKBOOK for civic education in Uganda was launched on Friday, 26th of May 2017. The second edition of the book is released by GAIN, KAS and the Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance.

Event Reports

The search for answers to the employment challenge in Uganda reframes the debate

The 3E's Reality Check Conference 2017
Following the release of the 9th Edition of the Reality Check Report, which focuses on the issues of Employment, Entrepreneurship and Education in Uganda, the debate on employment takes a rather different yet more analytical course. During a three-day conference to discuss the report, the focus on youth (un) employment changed from victimising the unemployed to problematising the labour market.

Event Reports

Civil society organisations representing citizens in bargaining a social contract with the state.

The challenges facing young people in Uganda are enormous and the actors working to do something about them are diverse. But even with all these efforts, policy outcomes are yet to reflect and effect the interests of the youth. Therefore, without proper coordination, there are significant risks of duplication, limited prospects for sustainability and failure to impact on the public policy environment.

Event Reports

Catalyzing Clean Energy Access in Uganda with Climate Financing – A Roundtable discussion

How can the private sector be mobilized to financing in clean energy in Uganda? 25 experts with different backgrounds including energy, finance, climate change and communication discussed about Climate Financing in Uganda and other key-questions concerning energy access in round table in Kampala on the 3th of May.

Event Reports

SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY - A PROMISING MODEL FOR UGANDA’S ACCELLERATED DEVELOPMENT?

KAS-Scholarship Forum 2017
The KAS Scholars meet annually at a fora where the discuss topics that are relevant to their study and related to the areas where KAS works. On the 28th, the KAS fellows discussed the relevance of Social Market Economy to the Ugandan development trajectory making recommendations to improve the Ugandan economic models.

Event Reports

ADVANCING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL FOR IMPROVED LOCAL GOVERNANCE

In order to promote the effective use of social media by for civic engagement Centre for Media Literacy and Community Development (CEMCOD) was implementing a workshop with local government leaders in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Lira.

Event Reports

Western Regional Youth Debate

Is it the lack of necessary skills to utilise the political space provided by the political parties or the institutional frameworks within the political parties and the broader multiparty institutional framework that is refraining the youth from effectively participate within party politics?

Event Reports

BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE

Reality Check Conference-Employment, Entreprenuership and Education in Uganda
The conference on employment, entrepreneurship, and education will explore how decent employment at scale can be achieved in Uganda. Employment at scale is when an economy gets a significant number of its labour force into gainful employment. The discourse will examine the relationship between education, entrepreneurship, and employment. It will also address questions of employment politics particularly how governance and accountability impacts on decent employment in Uganda.

Event Reports

Prevention of Extremism in a Diverse Society – the Role of State and Religion

The prevention of extremism was discussed in a high level round table discussion organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on Thursday 6th April 2017, with the intention to initiate dialogue series on effective ways to counter the radicalization of the Society. Special focus was put on the role of the state and religion.

Event Reports

#WomeninMediaUg Roundtable Discussion

Unpacking Gender (Mis) Conceptualization and Experience Sharing
On Friday, 07, the April conversation series of the #WomeninMediaUg campaign brought 20 passionate civil society activists, journalists, academia and editors to share gender theories and reflect on personal experiences.