Events

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

Uganda Social Media Conference 2019

Social Media and the Prospects for Digital Politics in Africa #UgandaSocialMedia
The 2019 edition of the conference will focus on the theme "Social Media and the Prospects for Digital Politics in Africa". It will bring together speakers and host discussions on meaningful political engagement on social media platforms for both citizens as well as politicians.

Event Reports

Unity in Diversity – Intercultural Dialogue for Peace in South Sudan

“Everybody’s culture matters.”
In South Sudan 64 different ethnic groups exist, each with its own cultural heritage, traditions and values. How can this rich diversity be used to promote the national identity and unity in South Sudan, the youngest state in the world? At our intercultural dialogue organized together with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) and DHORAN foundation we brought together different stakeholders to discuss how intercultural dialogue can work as a bridge for effective peace-building in South Sudan.

Event Reports

Civic Engagement must transcend electoral boundaries – Jinja Youth Leaders advised

On 9th of February 2019, 26 young leaders from Jinja districts participated in a one-day training on political economy analysis, advocacy and social mobilization. The Political Leadership Advancement Laboratory (PoLA-LAB) is a youth focused political leadership training organized in cooperation with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG). POLA LAB is a one-day session that includes an interactive and participant-centered approach to promote a better understanding of the development challenges through a political economy analysis lens. The sessions also focus on designing better advocacy and political mobilization and facilitating conversations meant to promote constructive civic engagements beyond electoral periods and cycles.

Event Reports

The Governance of Civil Society in Uganda

A framing workshop by the Centre for Development Alternatives and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, critically evaluated the key question which the Reality Check research seeks to answer.

Event Reports

Promoting Good Governance and Collaboration among Local Leaders

From 7th-8th February, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the Directorate for National Guidance (DNG) conducted a training for district leaders in Kaberamaido, in order to promote political pluralism and stronger collaboration among the appointed and elected leaders at the local government level.

Event Reports

Young & Emerging Leaders of 2018 are stepping “out of the YELP bubble”

Moving beyond the ‘self’ – from achieving personal success to significance in society – this was the guideline for the last seminar of the 2018 YELP class. From 25th to 27th January 2019, LéO Africa Institute arranged the graduation seminar at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort for the class of their Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung and Stanbic Bank. The second cohort of the program comprises more than 20 outstanding thought leaders from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi that have backgrounds in media, social enterprise, politics, military, arts and business.

Event Reports

"We need to own the Peace Agreement!"

South Sudanese Refugees in Bweyale Town Meets to Learn More about the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS).

Event Reports

Swarm 2018: Advancing Uganda’s Digital Economy

The third technology summit called Swarm organized by Hive Colab brought together leading voices of the Ugandan tech community. This year the summit focused on technology for education, agriculture, health, finance and governance.

Event Reports

How can Non-State Actors take part in Climate Finance Initiatives?

To achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, also non-state actors have to be supported in financing their climate-change-related-activities. On our Private Sector Forum we held a workshop for non-state actors about climate finance and how it can be accessed.

Event Reports

Championing Youth Participation in shaping a Holistic Gender Equality Agenda

This year the National Youth Conference dealt with the topic of gender equality and how the youth can change the gender equality legislative landscape in Uganda. On two days, representatives of the youth discussed issues related to the equality of rights, opportunities and challenges for youth and tools to influence politics.

Event Reports

Why Corporate Social Impact Investment Matters

Private Sector Forum on the subject of Corporate Social Impact Investment (CSII) organized with ACTADE