Events

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

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

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.

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.

Event Reports

Women’s Participation in Politics

Grass Roots Citizens Conversation in Apac District
ACFODE and KAS organized grass roots citizens conversations in three Ugandan districts as voter education ahead of the 2016 general elections. Between 9th and 10th September 2015, the conversations took place in Ibuje and Akokoro Sub-Counties in Apac, as well as in Butebo and Kasodo Sub-Counties in Pallisa.

Event Reports

Young Leaders Think Tank Residential Workshop

Young People and their Participation in Agriculture
This year, the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives (Think Tank) is discussing the issues of EAC integration and youth participation in agriculture. During a two day residential workshop, the members of the Think Tank discussed the paper on agriculture in preparation for further engagement with policy makers and subsequent publication.

Event Reports

Strengthening Women's Participation in Politics

Grassroots Citizens Conversation with Citizens and Representatives in Kiboga District
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with Action for Development (ACFODE) invited more than 160 citizens and representatives of Kibiga and Lwamata Sub-Counties in Kiboga District to have a discussion about the participation of women in politics and to popularize the National Women's Manifesto.

Event Reports

Enabling Youth Structures and Youth Participation at the District Level

by Anna Hoffmann

Workshop with District Youth Councillors on the Challenges and Ways Forward for Youth Leadership
he Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) through their partnership with the National Youth Council (NYC) called Youth Councillors from 12 Districts in the Eastern Region together to hold a workshop on improving and enabling youth participation at the local level.

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.