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

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

“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.

Event Reports

“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.

Event Reports

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).

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

Democracy promotion and civic engagement: What have KAS and partners been up to in 2016?

Annual partner workshop gives opportunity to discuss past and future cooperation
What did the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its partners achieve in the year 2016 and what lies ahead in 2017? Which challenges were incurred and how where they overcome? To address those specific questions, KAS together with its partners organized the annual partner workshop to constructively reflect on the 2016 projects and to provide their partner organizations with a platform to get in touch again, as well as exchanging news and ideas. A main objective for the participants was to step out of their individual project bound perspective and to notice the bigger picture of their common work.