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2019

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 unempl...

Sep

2019

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 unempl...
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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.

Symposium

Public Symposium "East-Africa's Rising Middle Class: Challenges and Opportunities"

Uganda's middle class is growing but requisite economic opportunities must be created to match this growth. Together with Goethe-Zentrum Kampala UGCS, we will organise a pubic symposium at Makerere University on the 16th of August to discuss the challenges and opportunities of a rising middle class. Besides awarding the winners of a Photo Contest – presenting lived realities of Kampala’s Middle Class – we are looking forward to a lively symposium discussing East-African perspectives on the Middle Class with the following panellists: Milton Ayoki (UG), Yamara-Monika Wessling (DE) and James Muriuki (KE).

Expert conference

ICT Officer Training

Training for Government Officers and Ministerial Employees on ICT novelties

Seminar

YELP seminar

Fellows of the Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) are meeting for their next workshop on Kalangala Island.

Workshop

Youth Leadership Training (POLA-LAB)

The political Leadership Advancement Lab (POLA-Lab) is a project aimed at mentoring a new breed of effective and reflective leaders with skills to deal with contemporary development challenges. Therefore, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and UNiFOG will conduct a one-day Training Workshop on Leadership Skills for youth leaders, youth representatives from civil society and selected student leaders.

Seminar

Youth4Policy Writing Workshop

Fellows of the Youth4Policy fellowship are meeting to advance on their policy briefs which will later be published. In the writing workshop, the fellows receive expert input to guide them along the writing process.

Event

Uganda Social Media Conference 2019

Social Media and the Prospects for Digital Politics in Africa #UgandaSocialMedia
The 2019 edition of the conference will focus on the theme "Social Media and the Prospects for Digital Politics in Africa". It will bring together speakers and host discussions on meaningful political engagement on social media platforms for both citizens as well as politicians.

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“We are brought up being told we just don’t belong to certain spaces”- The #WomenInMediaUG public dialogue

Discussing Media Coverage of Women in the Ever-Changing World of Work
In light of the Theme of 2017 International Women’s Day commemoration (i.e. Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030), the #womeninmediaug campaign, an initiative supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in partnership with Mon Pi Mon and SheMattersUganda, held an evening public conversation with leading Ugandan media practitioners, civil society activists and politicians.

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Building Synergies between Political Parties and CSOs for Constructive Youth Participation in Politics

On the 10th of March 2017, the University Forum on Governance in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organised a roundtable discussion at Makerere University, Kampala. The discussion aimed at reflecting on the initiatives by the two dominate agencies – political parties and the civil society organizations in advocating for the fair representation of the youth interests at policy discussion levels.

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The Young Leaders Think Tank launches its research topics for 2017

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives is a group of highly qualified and committed young Ugandans from varied professional backgrounds. They aim to generate new policy ideas on issues that affect the young people in the country and to enhance youth participation in governance and policy formulation. On the first weekend of March, the Think Tank met for a residential workshop in order to enable a productive start into a new year of research and to broaden its capacity for effective public engagement.

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LEADERSHIP BEYOND POLITICAL AFFILIATION FOR BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY

Responsible citizenship, pluralism and cooperation across the political divide
In the second round of “the DNG signature” workshops for local leaders, KAS continues to promote measures aimed at strengthening local leaders in partnership with the Ministry of information, ICT and National Guidance to promote good governance. The workshop series are aimed at breaking the barriers between the elected and appointed leaders at the local level in a bid to smoothen service delivery.

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Empowering district councillors to advocate for women's rights

Action for Development and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung facilitated workshops in Pallisa and Apac in order to encourage and empower district leaders to effectively advocate for women’s and girls’ interests in their political work.

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“Leadership comes with responsibility, not opportunity” – The Young & Emerging Leaders Fellowship

On 25th-26st of February 2017, the Y&ELP started a fellowship program designed to train values of self-advancement, integrity, social responsibility, and socioeconomic transformation for passionate and young emergent leaders. In a bid to build quality networks of transformative leaders on the continent, the LéO Africa Institute is committed to providing platforms that train and harness ideas in order to stimulate the energy of young and emerging leaders into engines for growth and transformation.

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“There is no way Local Governments Officials can run away from Social Media”

by Donnas Ojok

Social Media for improved local governance and service delivery in Uganda
Despite closeness to their constituencies which should ensure better service delivery and accountability, local government units in Uganda face a gigantic communication roadblock which makes the concept of citizen-state engagement in the country an illusory catchphrase. This gap presents a unique opportunity to use social media to advance better local governance and better service delivery.

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REGIONAL YOUTH DEBATE: WHEN THE DEMOGRAPHIC ADVANTAGE IS NOT BEING TRANSLATED INTO POLITICAL POWER

On the 8th of January, an enthusiastic discussion at Busitema University with University students from Eastern Uganda Universities interrogating whether or not political parties are providing the right platform for youth participation in politics started the 2017 Regional Debate Series, a project co-implemented with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG).

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JOURNAL OF AFRICAN DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT, SECOND EDITION

In recognition of the need to generate new ideas and knowledge and promote conversations on democracy and development in Africa, we are happy to continue our partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) in order to support scholarly thoughts and perspectives on these crucial issues. The initiative of the Journal of African Democracy and Development (JADD) is motivated by the need to promote African scholarship by African writers, living and working Africa, to provide a scientific understanding of the patterns and dynamics of democracy and development.

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BETWEEN INTEGRATION AND REPATRIATION: SUSTAINABLE REFUGEE POLICY IN UGANDA

CONCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE OF THE “YOUNG LEADERS THINK TANK”
Since decades the region of the East African Community (EAC) deals with massive forced migration and still countries like Uganda remain remarkable liberal in their refugee policies. The “Young Leaders Think Tank on Policy Alternatives Roundtable on Sustainable Economic Approaches to Refugee Policy and Management in Uganda and the Region” met in Protea Hotel, Kampala for a final conclusive meeting in 2016.