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2019

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 S...

Nov

2019

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 S...
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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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Social Media in Uganda: Redefining Democratic Engagement?

2nd Annual Social Media Conference hosts lively discussions
On 19th July, the second annual Uganda Social Media Conference, hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, brought together more than 250 participants and 30 panelists to discuss how social media is transforming Uganda’s political and social landscape.

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INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH: LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND

by Donnas Ojok

LéO Africa Economic Forum was a huge success
On the 22nd July 2016, the LéO Africa Institute in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Uganda organized the third annual Economic Forum on the theme: “Leave no one behind: Promoting inclusive economic growth & decent employment for all by 2030”

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How social media is transforming Uganda’s political and social landscape

Keynote address by Daniel Kalinaki
This keynote address by Daniel Kalinaki, Managing Editor for Regional Projects and Convergence at Nation Media Group, was delivered at the second annual KAS Social Media Conference that took place at the Kampala Serena Hotel on 19 July 2016.

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FOSTERING AND SUSTAINING CONSTRUCTIVE YOUTH POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE TO EMPOWER UGANDAN YOUTH AND ENHANCE THEIR PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES
Together with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) held the 3rd Annual National Youth Conference at Makerere University from Thursday 30th June to Saturday 2nd July, 2016. The conference brought together 60 dynamic and influential youth leaders from civil society, politics, academia and business to deliberate on this year’s theme “Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement” among other related critical topics affecting the youth in Uganda.

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ENFORCING POLITICAL COOPERATION IN ACHOLI SUB REGION

by Bernard Mukhone

Local leaders trained on how to work together regardless of political affiliation
Between 16th and 17th June 2016, 43 participants drawn from Lamwo, Pader and Kitgum districts participated in a training workshop on promoting good governance in their districts. Aware of the fact that multipartyism is still relatively new in Uganda; the concept lacks appreciation especially at the local level thus the need to orient the new leaders on the key tenets of the same.

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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.

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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.