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

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.