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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

GOOD GOVERNANCE IS CENTRAL TO EFFECTIVE RESOURCE UTILISATION AND DEVELOPMENT – JOHN KUFOUR

by Yusuf Kiranda

Former Ghanaian President H.E. John Agyekum Kufour has underscored the centrality of good governance for Africa to avoid the so-called natural resource curse. He was delivering a public lecture at Makerere University on the invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Makerere University.

Event Reports

Launch of the Uganda Media Review Journal Vol. 3

Theme: “Struggling for media space through the decades”
UMDF Launches Third Edition of the Uganda Media Review Journal

Event Reports

EU Diplomats and Ugandan Leaders Discuss Public Sector Accountability

by Christian Warnke

A high-level panel of EU ambassadors, Ugandan politicians and civil society actors has underscored the importance of a well functioning public sector which is accountable to citizens as a pre-requisite for achieving development and a just society. They, however, observed that for the case of Uganda public sector accountability is presently far from working frictionless and is mostly disturbed by pervasive corruption. This was the outcome of an intellectual discourse organised by KAS and ACFODE on the occasion of the Europe Day 2013.

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Public Dialogue on the Role of State Institutions in a Democracy

by Yusuf Kiranda, Maike Messerschmidt

A panel of high ranking experts from politics and the academia have underscored the importance of strong and clearly mandated state institutions to democratic development. They, however, noted that such institutions are presently lacking in Uganda. This was a consensus reached at the KAS supported dialogue organised by Makerere University Convocation (MUC), February 12, 2013.

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Leadership Development Project Launched

Festive event for the launch of the DGF sponsored project "Leaders for Today and Tomorrow"
In Uganda the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is working through a cross-party forum of young politicians to implement a leadership and dialogue programme. The project dubbed ‘Leaders for Today and Tomorrow’ was launched on November 30, 2012 during a festive occasion at the KAS Office premises in Kampala.

Event Reports

KAS and UMDF Launch Study on Independence of the Media in Uganda

KAS und UMDF präsentieren Studie im Rahmen der Reihe "Reality Check"
With support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) has launched a study under the title "Revisiting the Media Freedom Debate at Uganda's Independence Golden Jubilee" at a public dialogue in Kampala.

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Young Leaders Think Tank Presents Education Policy Alternatives

The KAS-supported „Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives“ has presented policy recommendations to improve the Ugandan education system. In a public dialogue at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, the members of the Think Tank discussed their analysis of the problems in the education sector and their recommendations with experts and the interested public.

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Experts Discuss Economic Opportunities and Social Benefits of Oil Revenues

by Mathias Kamp

High Level Conference “Oil Production in a Social Market Economy – Perspectives for Uganda”
In a high level conference organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in conjunction with the Uganda National Chamber for Commerce and Industry a range of outstanding experts presented their views on the topic of oil production in Uganda. The main focus of the discussion was on the question how the expected oil revenues can be managed in a meaningful way in order to ensure a sustainable and socially balanced economic development. The presentations and discussions generated a number of concrete recommendations – among them the establishment of a sovereign oil fund for the Ugandan people.

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Democracy Torch and Exhibition Received in Jinja

Farbenfroher Auftakt der landesweiten Kampagne zur Förderung demokratischer Werte
In a momentous event, the Democracy Torch was received in Jinja District on 17th August 2012 as part of a campaign to draw attention of the local population to issues of democratic governance and accountability. The initiative is a component under the project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” which KAS and ACFODE are implementing in 11 districts with support from the European Union.

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Chief Justice launches Democracy Torch and Democracy Exhibition

by Mathias Kamp

KAS and ACFODE achieve another milestone in EU-supported project
In a solemn function, Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki has launched the Democracy Torch. It is part of a campaign to increase awareness on democratic principles among the Ugandan people and to remind political leaders of their commitment to democratic values. The campaign is part of the project "Action for Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability" which KAS is implementing together with the local partner ACFODE with support from the EU. The torch will be taken to the 11 target districts of the project together with a Democracy Exhibition which was presented at the same event.