Events

Forum

Uganda Green Growth Summit

This summit is a contribution to support transition toward a greener growth in Uganda. The objective is to bring the topic to a non-specialist audience, provide policy and technical solutions available, in order to support a re-think of individual business strategies. The summit is open to the core stakeholders of the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy; that is; Government, Civil Society, private sector, researchers and academia. The main category targeted is the private sector.

Workshop

Conflict Sensitive Reporting Workshop

Capacity Building Workshop for Cross Border Network Journalists
The main objective of the workshop is to strengthen capacities of journalist to produce peace, gender and conflict sensitive media programmes by building their capacity on conflict sensitive reporting

Event

Graduation of Youth4Policy Fellows

The 2019 Youth4Policy fellowship is coming to an end! With their policy papers finalised, our fellows are graduating from the Y4P fellowship and will be initiated into the programme's alumni network.

Expert talk

Economic Policy Roundtable

In a meeting with the Ministry of Finance, KAS and CDA will present the outcomes of the first research paper of the "Economic Policy Paper Series". The paper looks into catalysing SME growth.

Forum

Annual KAS-UMU Scholarship Forum

KAS-UMU scholarship holders and alumni are getting together for their annual scholarship forum.

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

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.

Event Reports

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.