Events

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).

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 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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

Social Media no Replacement for Traditional Media, State Experts

KAS launch of reality check on social media and new year reception
On 22 January 2016, KAS Uganda and South Sudan invited its partners and friends to a festive launch of the eight edition of the successful publication series Reality Check. The collection of articles focuses on "Assessing the Impact of Social Media on Political Communication and Civic Engagement in Uganda". At the same time, the launch was KAS' new year reception and provided ample space for conversations and networking.

Event Reports

ARISE MAGAZINE

A journey of passion for a just society
In December 2015, Acfode celebrated 30 years of empowering women to be effective leaders in their different roles. With KAS's over 25 years partnership, many lives have been transformed making it worth celebrating the passion for a just society

Event Reports

Stimulating meaningful youth participation in agriculture – policy proposals for Uganda

Mind-set change will transform the youth perception on agriculture and thus interest them in joining the untapped source
The young leaders’ think tank for policy alternatives held a one day meeting to discuss policy proposals generated by the think tank with a cross section of experts working in the agriculture sector. The meeting which took place at Protea hotel on the 1st of December 2015, brought together over 40 experts in the agriculture sector including the academia