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

Strategy Meeting for 2012

by Julia Madeleine Remy

WORKSHOP OF KAS UGANDA AND PARTNERS
A strategy meeting, organised by KAS Uganda, took place in order to plan for 2012. The future cooperation with the partners and current challenges of the cooperation were discussed.

Event Reports

Training Workshop for Journalists

by Felix Peter Dinnessen

Reporting on Corruption: Bracing Journalists to Fight Corruption in Uganda
Uganda is one of the countries where the impact of corruption causes considerable political instability and furthermore represents a hindrance for social and economic development. In order to achieve improvements in transparency and accountability as well as curbing corruption, journalism needs professional journalists capable of understanding transparency and governance issues through conceptual frameworks and tools.

Event Reports

Think Tank Members Meet Deputy Speaker of Parliament

by Yusuf Kiranda

Members of the KAS supported Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives have held a meeting with the Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah. They presented to him several policy alternatives for promoting youth employment in Uganda.

Event Reports

KAS-supported Civic Education Programme started in South Sudan

by Mathias Kamp

New Cooperation with the Salesians of Don Bosco
A workshop in Maridi for youth and women marked the beginning of a new civic education programme that KAS is implementing in South Sudan in collaboration with a new partner, the Salesians of Don Bosco.

Event Reports

Trends, Challenges and Prospects of Deepening Democracy at the Local Level

Mbale District Local Governance Actors Discuss Trends and Challenges to Democratisation
Civil society, political party activists and local government leaders in Mbale district emphasised the need to continue a dialogue on issues of democracy and development. This consensus was reached during dialogue at Masaba Hilltop hotel facilitated by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, July 21, 2011.

Event Reports

Economic Growth and Equity

Social Market Economy as an Alternative Approach to Poverty Reduction?
At a public dialogue organised by Makerere University Convocation (MUC) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) leading representatives from the academic as well as the political sphere discussed whether the concept of Social Market Economy could represent an alternative approach to ensure inclusive growth and poverty reduction in Uganda. They largely agreed that a mixture of free market and the creation of a social balance through state intervention in cases of market failure is the way forward.

Event Reports

Training Workshop for District Political Party Leaders

by Felix Peter Dinnessen

Strengthening the Capacity of District Political Party Leaders to Enhance Institutional Communications
With the overall aim to train elected party representatives in the understanding of political party functions and the importance of party structures in the co-ordination and recruitment of members, the Foundation for African Development (FAD) has conducted a training programme for district political party leaders from 12th to 13th July in Soroti. The two-day workshop was supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Event Reports

KABAKE! – Interactive radio at grassroots level in Uganda

by Felix Peter Dinnessen, Mathias Kamp

In Uganda like in many other African countries the radio is of enormous importance as a primary source of information for the population. This insight forms the basis for the pro-active integration of radio programs in the spectrum of KAS activities in Africa. During his visit to Northern Uganda the Deputy Secretary General of KAS, Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, got a personal impression of this type of work and could experience with how much enthusiasm community members at grassroots level discuss political topics and put forward their concerns in front of radio microphones.

Event Reports

The Role of State and Market for Sustainable Development in Africa

by Julia Madeleine Remy, Mathias Kamp

Conference with former German President Horst Köhler in Kampala
At a conference organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung the former President of Germany, Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, discussed with leading Ugandan representatives from economy, politics and civil society about the principles of the social market economy and their relevance in the Ugandan context. He accentuated his optimism regarding Uganda’s future in spite of persisting problems such as poverty and unemployment. „I see among Ugandans the willingness to face the existing problems and the confidence in their ability to solve these problems “ Köhler stated.

Event Reports

Reporting about Human Rights

by Magdalena Vogt

The public dialogue in Mbale held by local representatives of politics, police, civic society and the media focused on human rights reporting as well as on concrete assaults of journalists. On basis of a theoretical training in the following workshop journalists produced stories about human rights violations on the ground.