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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...

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.

Event Reports

WOMEN SHOULDN’T BE PATIENT

WOMEN DEMAND GENDER EQUALITY AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS
During the past years, Uganda put effort on developing gender equality but it has only been a step into the right direction. There is a lot more to be done especially in politics, women are underrepresented.

Event Reports

THE ROLE OF SOUTH SUDAN WOMEN IN PEACE BUILDING AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION

Facilitating South Sudanese women to develop a National Strategy for enhancing their participation in the TGoNU
Despite the fact that women in South Sudan account for over 60% of the total population, their participation in governance and nation building is almost negligible as they are not adequately represented in political and decision making processes. This is attributed to a host of factors like: discriminatory cultural traditions, abject poverty, high illiteracy rate among women, low economic power etc. Therefore, in order to amplify the voices of women, special efforts and strategies need to be developed and applied to include adequate women participation in national decision-making processes.

Event Reports

LeO Africa Review Magazine

by Donnas Ojok

First Edition, June 2016
The LéO Africa Review is a magazine about inspiration, leadership development and unleashing young people’s creative power to take up their roles in a highly dynamic society.

Event Reports

SITUATING THE PRINCIPLE OF SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY WITHIN UGANDA'S DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT

Welfare and economic development: what policy options for Uganda?
Questions around human welfare and economic development motivated a roundtable meeting of experts hosted at Makerere University by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The conversation reflected on the Social Market Economy model with a view to explore the extent to which it can inspire policies for a welfare-compatible economic development regime in Uganda. Yusuf Kiranda provides analysis.

Event Reports

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IMPROVED LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY

by Donnas Ojok

“Promoting Good governance, Accountability and Civic engagement at the local government level through social Media
Through the project “Promoting Good governance, Accountability and Civic engagement at the local government level through Media” CEMCOD in partnership with KAS engaged and trained 16 local government leaders in the Ankole region (Mbarara, Ibanda, Kiruhura and Isingiro) in 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

EMPOWERING UGANDAN FEMALE POLITICIANS

by Donnas Ojok

Capacity Enhancement Sessions for Women in Local Politics
On the 17th and 18th May 2016, our institutional partner Action on Development (ACFODE) held a workshop in Kabale to induct the newly elected female councilors and other female politicians.

Event Reports

THE AGENDA 2063 AND DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA

The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives interrogates Agenda 2063 visa-vie the other development frameworks.
In 2013, African heads of government agreed to form an agenda that would guide national development frameworks of the member states in achieving certain development aspirations that the continent is aiming to attain over the next 50 years.

Event Reports

PRIVATE SECTOR AND CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM

Understanding the required leadership of Private Sector in addressing climate change in Uganda
It is now an “inconvenient truth” that Climate Change is a major threat to development in Uganda and beyond. There is no longer any doubt that the global climate system is changing. Apart from the roles played by the governments and civil society organizations, the Private sector is recognized globally not only as a gate-keeper, but also a leader in the efforts to address climate change.

Event Reports

REGIONAL DEBATING SERIES ON YOUTH PARTICPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement.
The Lira debate was a second in the 2016 debating series which seeks to evaluate youth engagement in the 2016 polls as well as identify and document strategies for a more constructive and sustained youth political engagement beyond elections. The debate is also build-up into the 2016 annual youth conference portended for May 2016, which will also address the same topic from a national perspective.

Event Reports

STRENGTHENING ACCOUNTABILITY, INCREASING PARTICIPATION

by Bernard Mukhone

GAIN-Uganda to develop civic education measures targeting the local level
GAIN-Uganda intends to scale up its civic education engagement with the community as one of the ways to promote good governance and accountability at the local level in Uganda. GAIN- Uganda is comprised of local organisations that have interest in promoting accountability at the local level. The membership which is spread across 11 districts of Uganda provides a wide reaching effect once effective strategies and tools for engaging the public are developed.