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2019

Reflection Meeting for District and Sub-County Women Caucuses
Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) encourages female leaders to increase transformative representation of women in political and deci...

Jun

2019

Reflection Meeting for District and Sub-County Women Caucuses
Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) encourages female leaders to increase transformative representation of women in political and deci...
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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.

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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.

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Interparty Youth Platform National Dialogue 2019

The National Dialogue, organised by the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP) in partnership with KAS, focuses on Youth Participation in the National Dialogue Process and the 2021 General Elections. The consultative meeting will offer a platform for youth leaders to debate and form positions on the National dialogue and the electoral process roadmap 2021.

Workshop

Access to Information Capacity Building Workshops and Public Dialogue

Seminar

Youth4Policy - Firsty Policy Development Learning Mission

In Partnership with Centre for Development Alternatives and Public Policy Institute, KAS conducts the first of three policy learning missions for the second cohort of fellows from the Youth4Policy programme. Instructed in detailed policy analysis and research, the fellows will begin to develop the contents of their proposed policy briefs.

Workshop

Reflection Meeting for District and Sub-County Women Caucuses

Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) engages both aspiring and elected women leaders with the aim of increasing transformative representation of women in political and decision-making positions. One of the key strategies used is Women Caucuses. ACFODE in partnership with KAS will conduct a follow-up of the women caucus in Apac District. The follow up will focus on how the caucuses have been able to utilize the knowledge and skills gained from the exchange learning visits and the different engagements to replicate best practices and lessons learned to improve the lives of women and girls in their constituencies.

Workshop

Workshop on the role of appointed and elected leaders in Promoting Good Governance in a multiparty system at the district level

The Directorate for National Guidance (DNG) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organises a workshop to train elected leaders on key topics that are geared towards fostering togetherness and ensuring that district councils work effectively in a multiparty system at the district level.

Forum

KAS-UMU Scholarship Forum 2019

The 2019 scholarship forum brings together present KAS scholars and alumni of the Uganda Martyr's University degrees in the field of Democracy and Development Studies, and Local Governance and Human Rights to discuss the social and economic opportunities which Social Protections Floors could offer for Uganda.

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.

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MULTIPARTYISM AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA

by Bernard Mukhone

The role of appointed and elected leaders in promoting good governance in a multiparty system at the district level
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) together with the Directorate of National Guidance (DNG) hold a two day workshop for elected and appointed leaders on their role in promoting good governance in a multiparty system.

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MBARARA UNIVERSITY GUILD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

by Donnas Ojok

NURTURING A NEW BREED OF YOUNG LEADERS IN UGANDA
The debate aimed at nurturing and inculcating the key tenets of democratic electoral competition amongst the young Ugandan elite who are in this case viewed as the next generation of the country’s politicians and election managers. A series of student dialogues and intellectual engagement organized in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), the 2016 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Guild Presidential debate contest brought together eight guild presidential aspirants and offered them a leveled ground to lay their political manifestos.

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA

by Donnas Ojok

Social Media for Effective Local Government Service Delivery
With the deepening of internet penetration and the increasing popularity of social media, technical savviness is a necessity if such platforms are to be used as a democracy advancement tool. During a three days residential workshop, 20 senior local government officials including the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs), District Information Officers and Community Development Officers from 5 districts of Eastern Uganda received a special and practical training on social media usage to enhance their skills of using these platforms as a tool for improving local government service delivery.

Event Reports

2016 MAKERERE UNIVERSITY GUILD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

by Donnas Ojok

Promoting democratic principles and values by deepening the debate culture in Uganda’s Leadership Competition
An annual event organized in partnership with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), the 2016 Makerere University Guild Presidential debate contest brought together 12 guild presidential aspirants and offered a contest for formal argumentation and a ground for intellectual engagement on their campaign manifestos.

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CO-OPERATION FOR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

by Donnas Ojok

Fostering Constructive Youth Political Engagement through Organisations
Together with our partner, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), we held a public debate at the Civil Service College in Jinja to discuss mechanisms for enforcing effective and meaningful cooperation among youth groups and organizations. The debate which attracted 120 participants, mostly students and young leaders from Busoga University and the Jinja Branch of Makerere University offered an exciting learning and dialogue platform on topical issues related to political and organizational development.

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IN LIGHT OF PEACEFUL ELECTIONS IN UGANDA

by Donnas Ojok

A Spoken Word Poem on Peaceful Elections in Uganda
Between 1990 and 2015, more than half of the over 300 elections held in Africa were characterized as violent. In this spoken word piece Donnas Ojok explores the context of electoral violence and implores every rightful thinking Africa not to be naïve about the dangers electoral violence pose.

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YOUTH FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN

by Donnas Ojok

Interparty Youth Statement denouncing violence during the 2016 General Elections
Do young people have a voice in determining the peacefulness or violent tendencies of electoral democracy? Together with our partner, the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP), we have been working tirelessly to ensure peaceful electoral processes in the buildup to the 2016 general elections. As such, we started a series of initiatives with the youth political wings of the various political parties in Uganda. The first initiative was holding a workshop to discuss the broad analytical and conceptual framework of electoral violence in the context of Africa.