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

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

Event Reports

South Sudan Journalists urged to be patient with the fragile state in the world’s newest capital

Workshop for Journalists in Juba
KAS in partnership with the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) successfully held a four day training for journalists in South Sudan from 23 to 27 November 2015. Focusing on the role of the media in nation building and the promotion of sustainable peace in the world’s newest state, the media practitioners were skeptical about the government’s commitment to protect and promote the media in South Sudan. They called on their government to assure them of protection and also demonstrate to the media fraternity that they are a relevant player in the rebuilding of their country.

Event Reports

Decentralization as a Hindrance or a Catalyst for Sustainable Peace in South Sudan?

A Public Lecture by Hon. Betty Bigombe followed by a Panel Discussion
After an expert round table discussion in the morning of 19 November 2015, Hon. Betty Bigombe, Senior Director for Violence, Conflict and Fragility at the World Bank, held a public lecture on perspectives for sustainable peace and development in South Sudan at Makerere University. The University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited students from Makerere University to the public lecture which was followed by a panel discussion.

Event Reports

Hon. Betty Bigombe Demands for a Stronger Involvement of Women in South Sudan’s Peace process

Round Table Discussion with Experts on Sustainable Peace and Development in the World’s Newest State
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited experts from Uganda and South Sudan to discuss challenges and possibilities of the recent peace agreement in South Sudan. To find ways of a more effective work for KAS in South Sudan, the round table discussion contributed to identify promising areas for KAS to engage in a peaceful and democratic development in South Sudan. KAS was very glad to receive Hon. Betty Bigombe, Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence at the World Bank, as chief guest to give her input on the progress in South Sudan.

Event Reports

Addressing Leadership Problems in Karamoja

Follow up Workshop on Political Accountability and Good Governance in Moroto
The one and a half day follow up workshop organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the Governance and Accountability Inter-District CSO Network Uganda (GAIN-Uganda) was implemented to monitor the outcomes of a previous workshop, which had been taken place from 3 to 4 November 2015.

Event Reports

Students Demand for a Stop to the Blame Game when Discussing Youth Participation

Discussing effective youth participation in Mbarara
On 13 November 2015, the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) implemented the last of four youth debates in Mbarara and ended a successful countrywide series of youth debates. Students from the Western Region were invited to discuss meaningful youth engagement in democratic governance and find ways forward.