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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Strengthening the Network of KAS Scholarship Holders and Alumni

Networking Meeting of Current Scholarship Holders and Alumni
For more than a decade the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) has been giving out scholarships for distance learning programmes at the Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) in the fields of Democracy and Development Studies and Local Governance for students from Uganda and South Sudan. The meeting of current scholarship holders and alumni was held to improve the communication between the scholarship holders and KAS as well as building a stronger network among scholarship holder and alumni.

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Emerging Leaders Discussing the Post 2015 Era

The Potential of the Sustainable Development Goals for Young People in Uganda
The LéO Africa Forum in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator organised a conference for emerging young leaders. The Emerging Leaders Forum gave youth representatives, CSOs and political and economic stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the role, challenges and potential of young people in the post 2015 era.

Event Reports

Youth Need to Use Their Full Potential, Demand Debaters

Kickoff of a Countrywide Youth Debate Series in Jinja
The University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited students and youth leaders from the Eastern Region of Uganda to have a discussion on youth participation in democratic governance. Besides current challenges the youth is facing, the students also talked about possible solutions to fight the identified problems.

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Young Leaders Think Tank Second Residential Workshop

Uganda’s Compliance to the EAC Common Market Protocol with Regard to Free Movement of Labour
The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives (Think Tank) discussed the Free Movement of Labour within the EAC during its second residential two days workshop. Members of the Think Tank discussed a draft paper of the EAC-working group and provided deeper research which will be included in the final paper.

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Training Workshop for Young Debaters

Kampala Training Kicks Off Regional Youth Debate Initiatives
In a bid to foster spaces for constructive engagement of young women and men in political discourses, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) have launched a youth debates initiative. The platform presents a cross-ideological forum for debating challenges to youth political participation and generating solutions.

Event Reports

Consolidating Democracy and Social Order through Political Coalitions

Prospects and Challenges for „The Democratic Alliance” (TDA)
The University Forum on Governance in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung successfully held a dialogue on the 17th of September 2015 in Makerere University. The dialogue analysed pre-election coalitions in Africa by using examples from other countries as well as the current pre-election coalition in Uganda and their impact on democratic stabilisation. The dialogue combined scientific analysis with political discussions and attracted an audience of around 200 participants.

Event Reports

Stakeholders Demand for More Investment in Tourism

by Maike Messerschmidt

Fourth conference on the sustainable use of oil and gas in Uganda held
On 15th September 2015, KAS in cooperation with the LéO Africa Forum hosted its fourth conference on the sustainable use of oil and gas in Uganda. This year’s conference, just like the one last year, was organized and implemented in cooperation with the LéO Africa Forum. The question that was deliberated on and sparked lively debates was that of mutually beneficial coexistence of the extractive industries sector with other sectors of the society, such as agriculture or tourism.