Events

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

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.

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.

Event Reports

Student Leaders as Drivers of Democratic Reform

by Maike Messerschmidt

Debate of the Candidates for the Position of Guild President, Makerere University
On 8 March 2015 the annual guild presidential candidates’ debate took place at Makerere University. The debate is traditionally organised by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Uganda and South Sudan. The debate gave the nine candidates for the position of Guild President the chance to improve on their debating skills and offered the students of Makerere University an opportunity to inform themselves about the candidates and their programmes.

Event Reports

Young Leaders Think Tank Advocates for Electoral Reforms

In 2014, the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives worked on policy recommendations concerning electoral reforms. Since the subject is heatedly discsussed within civil society and the political sphere, the publication is not only timely, but was also used to advocate for the Think Tank's recommendations within different fora.

Event Reports

Africa Rising!

by Maike Messerschmidt

Challenges, Opportunities, and Prospects for Sustainable Economic Transformation
In a public lecture organised by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) on 16 April 2014, Prof. Charles Kwesiga, Executive Director of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute, reflected on the chances of and challenges for economic transformation in Uganda. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with representatives of academia, civil society, and politics. All panellists agreed that Uganda has the potential for economic transformation, but that the necessary economic and institutional framework for this was not in place.

Event Reports

Capacity Enhancement Sessions for Women Councillors in Pallisa District

by Maike Messerschmidt

Between 11 and 13 March 2014 Action for Development (ACFODE), a Ugandan women's rights organisation, held a highly successful workshop for female councillors in Pallisa District in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The aim of the workshop was to equip the female participants with the tools they need in order to successfully champion the interests of their constituents generally and those of women particularly.

Event Reports

Nachwuchspolitiker und Wissenschaftler aus Uganda zu Gast in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Inlandsprogramme der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung halten sich diese Woche Nachwuchspolitiker und Wissenschaftler aus Uganda in Berlin auf. Organisiert wurde das Besucherprogramm vom Team Inlandsprogramme.

Event Reports

Gute Regierungsführung als entscheidendes Kriterium für effiziente Ressourcen-Nutzung und Entwicklung

John A. Kufuor in Uganda
Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und der Makerere Universität kam der ehemalige Ghanaische Präsident S.E. John Agyekum Kufuor nach Kampala, um auf die Bedeutung von Guter Regierungsführung für nachhaltiges Wachstum und Entwicklung aufmerksam zu machen.

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.