Events

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.

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 Reports

South Sudanese Refugees at Bidi-Bidi Rally to Defy Ethnic Divides and Build Peace

Misunderstanding cultures can lead to conflicts - this is particularly relevant in the context of South Sudan, where 64 different ethnic groups exist. At our intercultural dialogue organised together with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) and Young-adult Empowerment Initiative (YEi), we brought together different stakeholders to discuss how to live together peacefully and constructively in a multicultural setting and to develop a sense of community and belonging.

Event Reports

Young Professionals step up to contribute to Public Policy in Uganda

From the 25th to the 28th of April, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the Centre for Development Alternatives (CDA) and the Public Policy Institute (PPI) hosted the inaugural workshop for the second cohort of fellows of the Youth4Policy programme. Through the training workshop, the fellows were able to discuss and refine their policy research topics, which will be further developed throughout the upcoming months.

Event Reports

Women and youth participation is not a favour but a fundamental right guaranteed by both, national and international law.

Between 16th and 18th April the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized in cooperation with its partner National Youth Council (NYC) a National Youth Council Training of Secretaries for Female Youth Affairs. 38 participants were trained in promoting their skills and capacity to participate actively in democratic processes.

Event Reports

Youth Leaders from Gulu district attend Training on political economy analysis

On 13Th of April 2019, we organized in cooperation with our partner University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) the second session of the Political Leadership Advancement Lab (POLA-LAB). 25 young leaders from Gulu district participated in a one-day youth leadership training, on political issues such as economy analysis, civic engagement and advocacy.

Event Reports

Introducing Youth4Policy to Hon. Minister Mbayo

by Donnas Ojok

Recent graduates of our first Youth4Policy cohort received the opportunity to present the fellowship along with their policy papers at the Ministry of the Presidency. The fellows of the Youth4Policy programme used the opportunity to make a case for their areas of research and defended their policy suggestions, which was greatly appreciated by Hon. Minister Mbayo.

Event Reports

Football4Peace Tournament Unites South Sudanese University Students in Uganda

by Donnas Ojok

On Sunday 31st March 2019, the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) brought together the Bugema university South Sudanese Students Association (BUSSSA), St. Lawrence University South Sudanese Students Association (SLUSSSA) and Uganda Christian University South Sudanese Students Association (UCUSSSA) to contest in a football Tournament for Peace under the theme: ‘’Unity through sports’’. The tournament was attracted over 300 students including youth leaders, university administration, civil society organizations, church members and the host community of Bugema neighborhood.

Event Reports

South Sudan’s Customary Courts should be strengthened if they are to promote justice

On 29th March the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted a workshop together with its partner Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organisations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) on the concept of transitional justice. Transitional justice is a system of judicial and non-judicial measures to address human right violations and promote a smooth transition towards peace. 22 civil society actors participated actively during the three presentations.

Event Reports

Ugandan Non State Climate Action Actors Tipped on How to Access the Green Climate Fund

The way we treat our planet needs change. Uganda needs change. And this change needs the support of companies, NGOs and private actors. But even these actors often need financial support in order to advance climate protection goals. In cooperation with the African Centre for Trade and Development (ACTADE), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) therefore organised a workshop at which all those present were better informed about the means of financing climate programmes.

Event Reports

“Don't Give Up in Giving Back to Society” East Africa’s Young Leaders reminded

Change needs ideas and ideas demand people who think and approach them. The Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung, LéO Africa Institute and Stanbic Bank are therefore bringing together young and aspiring thinkers of a new generation. Already in its third year, the Young Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) brings over 30 change makers in various fields to reflect and learn more about servant leadership and why it is a key ingredient for addressing the 21st century leadership and development challenges. From 22 to 24 March, 2019, we welcomed 35 fellows for the third cohort. The first seminar was held at Kasenge Forest Resort, a nature gifted hotel located in the fringes of Kampala city.

Event Reports

„Access to Information is crucial for a democratic development"

Together with the Hub for Investigative Media (HIM), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted a workshop on the importance of access to information for a functioning democracy from 19th till 21st March in Lira. While the first day targeted journalists and civil society actors to explain them their role in accessing and disseminating information, the second day aimed to educate local government officials about their legal duties to provide information for the public. The participants of the first two days as well as citizens and other stakeholders attended the public dialogue on Thursday, which constituted the highlight with ca. 100 participants.