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

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.

Event Reports

Debate Alumni Demand for Free and Fair Elections

by Maike Messerschmidt

Youth Democracy Forum Held to Celebrate ACFODE@30
On 10 November 2015, Action for Development (ACFODE) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) held a Youth Democracy Forum which did not only address civil society and party youth, but also alumni from different universities who participated in the KAS and ACFODE inter-university debating competitions in 2013.

Event Reports

Providing Civic Education for Local Leaders and Civil Society in Moroto

Strengthening the Demand and Supply Side of Local Governance in the Karamoja Sub-Region
The Governance and Accountability Inter-District CSO Network Uganda (GAIN-Uganda) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited elected and appointed leaders as well as representatives of the civil society in Moroto District to have a two day workshop on good governance and accountability. GAIN-Uganda and KAS developed a programme which is supposed to strengthen mechanisms for transparency and accountability in the district.

Event Reports

Students Discuss the Impact of Poverty on Youth Participation

Third Youth Debate of a Countrywide Debate Series
The University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a youth debate in Gulu with students and youth representatives from the Northern Region. It was the third debate in a countrywide debate series on effective youth participation in the political decision making process.

Event Reports

Engaging More Young Women to Participate in Democratic Governance

Second Debate of a Countrywide Youth Debate Series in Kampala
The University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) have started a countrywide youth debate series to discuss meaningful youth participation in democratic governance. Students and youth leaders from the Central Region were invited to debate on current challenges the youth is facing and how to ensure effective youth participation on all levels of governance.

Event Reports

Politicians and Academics Make Strong Call for Judicial Resolution Rather than Election Violence

Benedicto Kiwanuka Memorial Lecture 2015
On 13 October 2015, the Foundation for African Development and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan organized a lecture on the possibility of election violence in Uganda and what measures can be taken to prevent it.