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

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.