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

“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.

Event Reports

THE INTER-INSTITUTIONAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

by Donnas Ojok

Mentoring the Next Generation of Ugandan Journalists
To nurture young professional journalists and reward professional journalistic practices in Uganda, the Media Challenge Initiative yet again organized the fifth series of the Inter-Institutional Media Challenge and Awards Ceremony.

Event Reports

VIEWING THE UGANDAN MEDIA THROUGH A GENDER(ED) LENSE

by Donnas Ojok

The inaugural women in media workshop
Women representation in Uganda media continues to be a big challenge even though big strides have been made to bring in more female voices. Media images of women continue to reflect persisting stereotypes of women and often women’s voices are missing all together. Women are less visible in images used on the front pages of newspapers and panels on different TV stations are all male leading the recent ‘manels” outcry. Worst still, women’s stories are often times being told from a male perspective.

Event Reports

Promoting good governance in a multiparty-system for elected leaders at the district level

Encourage responsible Citizenship, pluralism and cooperation to local government leaders regardless of political affilia
What is the role of elected leaders in a multiparty system and how do you define responsible citizenship on a local level to guarantee efficient service delivery? To train elected leaders on this topic, the Directorate of National Guidance (DNG) in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung have organised a workshop to train 44 local government leaders from Busia District to promote multiparty-system at local level, with a strong emphasis on responsible citizenship, civic education and citizen engagement for the fourth time in 2016.

Event Reports

A NEW PLATFORM FOR YOUNG AND EMERGING LEADERS IN UGANDA

by Donnas Ojok

What inspires servant leadership? As a political foundation, we are always in a relentless pursuit to not only find the answers to this question but always provide a platform for taking action. As such, we have, in partnership with the LeO Africa Institute launched the Young and Emerging leaders’ project (YELP) to act as a Launchpad for accelerating servant leadership in Uganda.