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

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

First KAS Scholarship Holders Training 2015

Local Governance: Interrogating the Ugandan Model and Exploring Alternatives
The first annual scholarship holders training of 2015 took place on Tuesday, 28th April, at the Grand Global Hotel Kampala. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited its scholars, which are studying in the field of Democracy and Development Studies, and Local Governance and Human Rights at the Uganda Martyr’s University, to a workshop on “Local Governance: Interrogating the Ugandan model and exploring alternatives”. This meeting was also considered as an informative get-together to foster the development of a strong alumni network.

Event Reports

Campaigning Training for Women

by Maike Messerschmidt

30 Female Councilors Trained in Kiboga District
The workshop in Kiboga, which took place from 14 to 16 of April, is the first of a series of workshops which focus on equipping aspiring leaders with skills and information on their mandate and as such support them to design their campaigns along achievable outcomes in relation to their mandate as women’s representatives and female political leaders.

Event Reports

Young Leaders Think Tank Non Residential Workshop

Capacity Building and Review Meeting
After the first workshop of the year, where the “Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives” set the frame for the upcoming work, they met again on Saturday, 25th April 2015 at Salama Shield Foundation. During this follow-up meeting, the participants concretized the planning process as well as reviewed the progress so far attained by the groups.

Event Reports

Unity in Diversity?

by Maike Messerschmidt

Scholars Discuss Religious Tolerance and Radicalisation in Uganda
On 27 March 2015, a public dialogue organised by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) brought together secular and religious scholars to discuss the question of “Unity in Diversity: Perspective on Uganda as a Multidenominational Society”. While also discussing the roots and causes of religious radicalisation in Uganda, the dialogue was a strong call for religious tolerance, coexistence, and dialogue between people belonging to different faiths and denominations.