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

Eastern Uganda Students Debate Gender Issues

Students Debate organised by ACFODE
The Inter–Institutions debate tournament of 9th April in Soroti was a competition between five institutions of higher learning. They included Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Kumi University, Uganda College of Commerce (UCC), the East Africa Civil Aviation Academy and the Comprehensive School of Nursing - Soroti. The debate which is part of a series was organised by ACFODE in cooperation with KAS. It was held along the theme: "Involvement of the youth in the promotion of gender equality”

Event Reports

Journalism and Human Rights

by Magdalena Vogt

Public Dialogue and Workshop in Kasese
Journalists from Kasese and the surrounding districts met for a public dialogue followed by a three-day workshop to discuss the role of journalists as bearers and promoters of human rights. The lively discussion about the freedom of the press in Uganda between different stakeholders during the dialogue provided a starting point for the subsequent workshop. Journalists participating in the workshopwere trained in reporting about human rights after a theoretical briefing about investigative journalism and the concept of human rights.

Event Reports

New UMDF-Board Elected

The Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) has elected a new Executive Board. Mr. J.B Wasswa, a media consultant and Makerere University lecturer, was elected Board President with Mr. Mpimbaza Hashaka as Vice President. Others elected were Mr. Moses Sserwanga as General Secretary, Mr. Paul Kihika as Treasurer and Ms. Joyce Tabingwa as Education Secretary. Ms. Lucy Lapoti and Mr. Collins Juuko joined the board as committee members. The elections occurred at the March 18th general meeting.

Event Reports

National Dialogue: Journalists as Bearers and Promoters of Human Rights

by Marta Majewska

The Ugandan Context
Public dialogue organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) with support from the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

Event Reports

KAMPALA DECLARATION ON JOURNALISTS AS BEARERS AND PROMOTERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

by Mathias Kamp

Journalisten präsentieren Workshop-Ergebnisse
Declaration adopted by journalists and human rights activists during a national workshop organised by KAS in cooperation with UMDF and support from the GTZ.

Event Reports

Political Actors and Academicians Discuss the State of Multiparty Democracy in Uganda

by Mathias Kamp

KAS-Symposium mit politischen Akteuren und Akademikern
A Symposium conducted by KAS raised a vibrant discussion on the challenges and successes of the five-year-old multiparty democracy in Uganda.

Event Reports

Demokratie und Pluralismus an der Graswurzel: Uganda auf dem Prüfstand

by Mathias Kamp

Innovatives Assessment in sieben ugandischen Distrikten
Gefördert mit Mitteln der Europäischen Union führte die KAS Uganda erstmals ein umfangreiches Assessment zum Zustand von Demokratie und politischem Pluralismus auf lokaler Ebene durch. Dabei wurde ein innovativer Ansatz gewählt, der vor allem die aktive Teilhabe lokaler Akteure am Assessment-Prozess gewährleisten sollte.