Events

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.

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).

Event Reports

Stärkung der Demokratieförderung in Uganda

NGO-Vertreter aus Uganda zu Besuch in Berlin und Bonn
Wie geht gute Regierungsführung und kommunale Demokratie in Deutschland? Neun Multiplikatoren aus dem afrikanischen Land sind vom 18.-24.September 2016 im Rahmen eines Deutschlandseminars Gast der KAS und wollen Impulse für ihre Arbeit in der Heimat erfahren.

Event Reports

SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL WOMEN'S STRATEGY

ENHANCING WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN VARIOUS DECISION MAKING STRUCTURES DURING AND AFTER THE TRANSITION PERIOD
The South Sudan National Women’s Strategy for enhancing women’s participation in decision-making during and after the Transitional Period is developed as a result of a lengthy rigorous consultative process with South Sudanese women from different sectors mentioned below.

Event Reports

WORKSHOP ON POLICY BRIEFS WITH YOUNG LEADERS THINK TANK FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES

Young Leaders Think Tank receives training on producing effective policy recommendations
The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives is an initiative of KAS to enhance youth participation in governance and policy formulation in Uganda. The 25 members are young, highly qualified Ugandans engaged in different sectors and meet regularly to discuss important policy issues and develop policy papers (the last one on Agriculture was even presented to the Vice-Minister of Uganda). Therefore, developing skills to write well-structured and relevant policy briefs and blog posts was the goal of the two-day-workshop from 3rd to 4th September at Esella Country Hotel in Kampala.

Event Reports

REGIONAL YOUTH DEBATE SERIES GOES TO NKUMBA UNIVERSITY

by Donnas Ojok

Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement
Often times, many young people participate in political processes only during the election peaks. To inculcate youth participation at all times, we hold public dialogues and debates to continue providing a platform where youth can engage and discuss real political issues.

Event Reports

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives meets the Vice-President of Uganda

Policy Recommendations on how to enhance youth participation in Ugandan agriculture
KAS is collaborating with young innovators in Uganda to generate new policy ideas on issues that affect the young people in Uganda. On 25th August, the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives has presented a paper that offers critical reflections on youth engagement in the agricultural sector to the Vice President of Uganda, Mr. Edward Ssekandi.

Event Reports

SYMPOSIUM ON THE POSSIBILITIES OF PEACE AND POLITICAL STABILITY IN SOUTH SUDAN

by Donnas Ojok

Alternatives for Fostering Inclusive State Building and Sustainable Peace
To create a platform for dialogue on the current situation in South Sudan, KAS together with Makerere University Convocation and the University Forum on Governance organized a public dialogue and academic roundtable to discuss the prospects for peace and political stability in South Sudan. With the theme: “Transcending the Shadow of Violence: Alternatives for Fostering Inclusive State Building and Sustainable Peace in South Sudan” the events aimed to provide a platform where experts on violence, state building and peace will reflect on prevailing circumstances in Sudan.

Event Reports

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IMPROVED LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN WEST NILE REGION

by Donnas Ojok

Promoting Good governance, Accountability and Civic engagement at the local government level through social Media
For the third time in 2016, we have once again partnered with the Center for Media Literacy and Community Development (CEMCOD) to train 20 local government leaders in the West Nile Region (Arua, Moyo, Yumbe, Nebbi and Koboko) on the effective use of media, with special emphasis on social media platforms in improving good governance, transparency and accountability in the management of public affairs, citizen engagement and delivery of social services.

Event Reports

The Role of Appointed and Elected Leaders in Promoting Good Governance in a Multiparty-System at the District Level

Promoting responsible citizenship, pluralism and cooperation regardless of political affiliation
The Directorate of National Guidance (DNG)in partnership with KAS trained 35 local government leaders from Tororo, Busia and Butajela on effectively collaborating in a multiparty-system at local level, with special emphasis on responsible citizenship, civic education and citizen engagement to guarantee efficient service delivery. Aware of the fact that multipartyism is still relatively new in Uganda, the concept lacks appreciation, especially at the local level – leaders therefore need to be oriented towards the key tenets of democracy and pluralism

Event Reports

2016 UGANDA SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE REPORT

In order to provide further opportunities for a systematic reflection on crucial issues related to social mediawith key experts and stakeholders, KAS hosted the second annual Social Media Conference on 19th July2016. The theme for this year’s conference was “How is social media transforming Uganda’s political and sociallandscape?” The conference brought together key stakeholders from academia, government, civil society and the mediato have a constructive exchange on the opportunities and challenges of the growing social media.

Event Reports

KABAKE: HOW A COMMUNITY RADIO PROGRAMME IS RESTORING HOPE AND BUILDING COMMUNION IN NORTHERN UGANDA

by Donnas Ojok

Wie ein Radioprogramm in Norduganda Hoffnung schenkt und Gemeinschaft bildet
On Sunday, the 07th August 2016 at 10:00AM, most residents of Acholi and parts of Lango sub-region shall tune to 102 Mega FM listen to KABAKE. To many of them, this will not be their first time to listen to the programme but rather their 670th. Kabake, an Acholi word which literally means to “to gather and dialogue” is a community radio programme supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, a German political foundation.