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2019

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 poli...

Aug

2019

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 poli...
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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

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.

Workshop

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 decision-making positions. One of the key strategies used is Women Caucuses. ACFODE and KAS will conduct a follow-up of the women caucus in Kabale District.

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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.

Event Reports

KAS Scholarship Holders Meeting for South Sudan 2015

Juba, South Sudan
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held a meeting in South Sudan for KAS-Uganda Martyrs University Scholarship Holders. The meeting was aimed at strengthening the network of scholarship holders and alumni of South Sudan and building a stronger relationship to KAS. The event took place in Juba, south Sudan on Thursday 6 of August 2015.

Event Reports

KAS-ACFODE Training and Capacity Building for Aspiring Women Leaders

Pallisa District
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in conjunction with Action for Development (ACFODE) implemented the third in a series of workshops across the country, that aim at preparing aspiring women leaders to ready them for participation in the 2016 elections. The idea is to empower and motivate more women to run and enable them to effectively and efficiently campaign for themselves.The third workshop took place in the Eastern Uganda District of Pallisa from the 7th to the 10th of July 2015, at Kasodo and Butebo Sub-County Headquarters.

Event Reports

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung office in Uganda and South Sudan hosts Lively Social Media Conference

by Awel Uwihanganye

Conference was hosted in partnership with the African center for Media excellence (ACME) & CEMCOD
The discussion involving civil society, public communicators, and media focused on the social media phenomena, how it is influencing citizen – state relations, and challenges it presents to media reporting and dissemination of news. It conference held on July 14th 2015 at Kampala Serena Hotel. Over 178 participants attended the full day meeting.

Event Reports

Capacity Building for a Growing CSO Network

by Maike Messerschmidt

GAIN-Uganda Member Organisations Participate in Workshop
The political environment in Uganda and strategic alliance building were just two of the issues that were discussed at the capacity building workshop for member organisations (MOs) of the Governance and Accountability Inter-District CSO Network Uganda (GAIN-Uganda). The workshop took place from 1st to 4th of July 2015 and brought together one representative of each MO.

Event Reports

KAS engages Private Sector Players in discussion of attaining Inclusive Growth in Uganda

by Awel Uwihanganye

Conference Hosted in Conjunction with Private Sector Foundation-Uganda & Uganda Small Scale Industries Association-USSIA
The role of private sector players in engendering inclusive economic and social growth was at the center of the just concluded conference hosted by KAS in conjunction with Private Sector Foundation Uganda-PSFU, and Uganda Small Scale Industries Association-USSIA. The conference hosted at Protea Hotel on June 30th 2015 in Kampala included high level speakers such as the Minister of Trade Industry and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, the Chairman of PSFU Mr. Patrick Bitature and 170 other participants.

Event Reports

Youth Discuss Peaceful, Free, and Fair Elections

by Maike Messerschmidt

2nd National Youth Conference Held at Makerere University
More than half of Uganda's population of voting age will be under 30 in the 2016 general elections. However, young people are not fully integrated in the democratic processes of the country and already today there are worrying trends that indicate that some degree of election violence seem likely in 2016. In light of these developments, KAS in cooperation with UNIFOG, CCG, and UYONET implemented a conference which brought together over 100 young people from all over the country and focused on the theme “2016 and beyond; Young people for a peaceful and credible election experience”.

Event Reports

Ugandan Political Delegation Visiting Berlin

Following an invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the "Stiftung für Grundwerte und Völkerverständigung", a group of political representatives from Uganda visited Berlin from 10 to 13 June. The 10 delegates wer led by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah. Among others, the delegation included the chairman of the parliamentary Human Rights Committee, the speaker of the Ugandan delegates within the East African Legislative Assembly, and several Members of Parliament and advisors from different ministries.

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Capacity Building as Preparations for the 2016 General Elections

by Maike Messerschmidt

(Aspiring) Female Politicians in Apac District Trained
From 19th to 21st May 2015, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Action for Development (ACFODE) implemented the second workshop in a series of workshops which aim at preparing aspiring women leaders and women who are already in elected office but are going to aim for higher offices for the 2016 general elections. By capacitating and empowering the participants, ACFODE and KAS hope to motivate more women to run, as well as to enable them to effectively and efficiently campaign for themselves.

Event Reports

Stakeholders Meeting in Discussion of Pension Sector Reforms

by Awel Uwihanganye

Rethinking Pension Sector Reforms as a Means of Strengthening Social Security Sector Frameworks in Uganda
On May 7th 2015, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan convened a high level stakeholders meeting to discuss the reforms being proposed in the pension sector in Uganda with the goal of contributing to strengthening social security frameworks in the country. The round table meeting was convened in line with KAS efforts of promoting the concept of Social Market Economy around the world. The Social Market Economy idea considers balancing economic growth and the preservation of individual and market freedoms with social justice.

Event Reports

Workshop with Local Youth Council Leaders on Youth Participation – Northern Region

by Anna Hoffmann

Strengthening Youth Structures in the Northern Region for Effectiveness and Election Preparedness
From April 15th until April 17th, Youth Councilors and Youth Council Leaders of 16 northern Districts of Uganda participated in a training in Gulu held by the National Youth Council (NYC) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Focus of the training was to build the capacity of the local youth structures to better coordinate their work and lead young people at the district level, as well as specifically address the topic of the upcoming elections 2016 and how young people in the north can be most effectively prepared for and involved in the election process.