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

GAIN Uganda ready for pilot grassroots civic education

Introducing KAS' new civic education material to GAIN-Uganda members
After successfully developing various civic education materials, Members of GAIN Uganda met in Kampala for a trainer of trainer’s workshop to equip member organisations with necessary training skills since they were to train the grassroots population in their respective districts. Governance Accountability CSO Network (GAIN-Uganda) was born out of an EU funded project that aimed at promoting accountability and democratic governance in Uganda in 11 districts which include Masaka, Kiboga, Mbarara, Kabale, Kisoro, Arua, Pader, Lira, Soroti, Pallisa and Jinja across the different regions in Uganda

Event Reports

SOUTH SUDAN NEEDS PEACE

by Donnas Ojok

Roundtable discussion on peace and development
South Sudan remains engulfed in anarchy, suspense and a bleak future. President Salva Kiir remains in Juba controlling a state whose fragility manifests every passing day, his own grip on power visibly shaken. Riek Machar, the ousted Vice President is out in the wilderness and continues to hit war drums, vowing to, with the SPLA/M fight on and snake his way back to Juba. At the height of this, reports of profiteering from the war, illicit acquisition of wealth and arms trade by senior political and military officials continue to make rounds.

Event Reports

Young leaders’ think tank meeting gives Outlook for activities in the coming year

Meeting for presentation of this year's progress and planning of next year
On the 5th November, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the initiative "Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives" (Think Tank) took stock of 2016 as well as planned for 2017 in order to increase the Think tank’s productivity and relevance. Some new suggestions were advanced which if implemented; more output will be realized in the subsequent years.

Event Reports

JEEMA wins the interparty youth soccer challenge 2016

The interparty youth platform challenges the thinking that youth cannot work together regardless of their political affi
On the 22nd October 2016, eight political parties that constitute the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP) decided to play soccer in a bid to promote peace and tolerance. It was the first time these youth from across the political divide took such a bold step to engage each other based on fair play and fair rules.

Event Reports

Boosting Exports: Reversing Uganda’s Trade Deficit

Private Sector Forum on the role of industry in Uganda’s quest for economic growth
Uganda is burdened with a trade deficit – and it is growing. This deficit in exports is harmful to Uganda’s development, employment situation and society. How can Uganda nevertheless turn itself into a big exporter in the global economy? And which role does the private sector play in this regard? To discuss these questions, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Uganda, in cooperation with the African Center for Trade and Development (ACTADE), organized the Private Sector Forum 19th October in Imperial Royale Hotel for the second time this year.

Event Reports

The KAS scholarship programme gave my career a new direction

Annual KAS scholarship and Alumni holder meeting in Kampala
Since 2001, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation continues to offer scholarships to students in the various fields related to democracy in partnership with the Uganda Martyr's University, Nkozi. On 14th of October the annual KAS scholarship and Alumni holder meeting took place in Kampala. The programme supports the studies in Democracy & Development, Governance & Human Rights as well as the newly introduced Research & Public Policy offered at undergraduate and post graduate levels.

Event Reports

National Youth Council Orientation Meeting for Secretaries for Female Youth Affairs in Iganga

YOUNG FEMALE LEADERS RECEIVE WORKSHOP ON CAPACITY BUILDING IN IGANGA
In Corporation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 23 elected Secretaries for Female Youth Affairs of the National Youth Council (NYC) met from 4th until 6th of October at Continental Hotel in Iganga. The meeting not only created a platform for the participants to share challenges that they face and the solutions they have come up with but also gave them the opportunity to strengthen their problem solving and leadership skills they have used in the past few months that they have been in youth leadership.

Event Reports

Roundtable Discussion on Effective Youth Participation

Beyond elections: fostering and sustaining constructive youth political engagement
On 04th October, a roundtable discussion on constructive youth political engagement was held by the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Uganda and the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG). Under the theme “Beyond elections: fostering and sustaining constructive youth political engagement” the roundtable brought together distinguished youth from the academia, political parties, civil society and government. UNIFOG and KAS representatives, including special guest Miriam Fischer, Desk Officer of KAS Headquarters in Berlin too were present to discuss prospects for youth mobilization in Uganda.

Event Reports

Harnessing Youth Energies in Promoting Gender Equality and Good Governance

by Bernard Mukhone

Encouraging university students to eloquently voice their opinion and engage in political participation through debate
ACFODE and KAS continue to encourage youth participation in the governance of their country. Between 4th and 6th October, KAS supported the annual Inter institutional debate competitions held at Nob View Hotel. This year's theme was harnessing youth energies in promoting gender equality good governance. Makerere University was crowned the champions for 2016.

Event Reports

Strengthening the democratisation in Uganda

NGO-representatives from Uganda visit Berlin and Bonn
How does good governance and local democracy work in Germany? Nine representatives from the African country visited Germany from 18th – 24th of September 2016 as guests of KAS in a “Germany seminar” to gain impulses for their work in their home country.