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

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

Next round of the EU-supported Project “Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability” successfully completed

As part of the EU-supported project “Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability“ three review workshop for civil society actors were held last week in Lira, Soroti and Mbarara.

Event Reports

ACFODE – KAS Regional Review Workshop for Central and Western Uganda

Civil Society actors from the Central and Western region who were previously trained as grassroots civic educators under the project, “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda” converged at Lake View Hotel, Mbarara between 10th-12th June 2012 to participate in a three day review workshop of the grassroots training activities they had participated in. The newly trained civic educators hailed from the districts of Kisoro, Kabale and Mbarara in the Western region and Kiboga as well as Masaka in the central region.

Event Reports

Press Freedom in Uganda Shrinking

by Mathias Kamp

Public Dialogue on Occasion of the International Press Freedom Day
Negative interference by the state, economic pressure and self-censorship are the main threats that cause press freedom to shrink in Uganda. This is according to media practitioners who convened on the International Press Freedom Day on 3rd May 2012 in order to discuss current challenges fort he media in Uganda. The public dialogue was organised by the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) with support from KAS.