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

A great rolemodel for policy makers

For the third time, the annual Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP) Football Challenge encouraged youth teams of eight political parties to engage with each other through sports. The annual tournament aims at promoting a spirit of peaceful co-existence and reducing violent political participation which is common among the youth.

Event Reports

Jugendgruppen dienen Politprofis als Vorbild

Wie können Spannungen zwischen Jugendlichen ohne Gewalt ausgetragen werden? Das alljährliche IYOP-Fußballturnier zeigt, wie es geht. Jugendliche aus acht verschiedenen Parteien trafen auf dem Fußballfeld zusammen und lösten ihre Konflikte durch Sportgeist. In einem spannenden Spiel gegen DP holte UPC den Pokal nach Hause!

Event Reports

"Kultur ist das Einzige was uns davon abhält, uns gegenseitig zu töten!"

Im Südsudan wird die kulturelle Vielfalt oft als eines der Hauptprobleme im andauernden Bürgerkrieg identifiziert. Kultur ist jedoch auch eines der am meisten unterschätzten sozialen Werkzeuge zur Konfliktlösung. Aus diesem Grund kamen Mitglieder verschiedener südsudanesischer Gruppen in Kampala zusammen, um über die positive Rolle der kulturellen Vielfalt im Südsudan zu sprechen.

Event Reports

South Sudanese advised to practice inter-tribal marriages

In South Sudan, cultural diversity is often identified as one of the main problems in the ongoing civil war. Yet, culture is also one of the most underestimated social tools in conflict resolution. Because of this, members of different South Sudanese groups came together in Kampala to talk about the positive role of cultural diversity in South Sudan and how to use it to make the freshly signed Khartoum Declaration work.

Event Reports

64. Thema des Arise Magazine „Die Flüchtlingskrise- eine Frauen- Ausgabe“ wurde offiziell veröffentlich

Am 31. August hat die KAS zusammen mit dem Mitherausgeber Action vor Development (ACFODE), während eines gemeinsamen Networking-Empfangs, in das neue Thema ihres Arise Magazins eingeführt. Zu Ehren des Themas "Die Flüchtlingskrise- eine Frauen Ausgabe" waren Vertreter des Amtes des Premierministers, sowie des ACFODE und verschiedener Frauenrechts- und Flüchtlingsrechtsorganisationen eingeladen, um an einer Podiumsdiskussion teilzunehmen.

Event Reports

64th issue of Arise Magazine “The Refugee Crisis – a Women‘s Rights Issue“ officially launched.

On Friday, 31st of August, the new issue of Arise Magazine was officially launched during a networking reception, organized in partnership with Co-publisher Action for Development (ACFODE). In honor of the topic “The refugee Crisis, a Women’s Edition” representatives of the Office of the Prime Minister as well as ACFODE and different womens’ rights and refugee rights organizations were present to engage in a panel discussion.

Event Reports

Interessenvertreter diskutieren die Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung für den öffentlichen Verkehr in Kampala.

Der Transportsektor ist einer der wichtigsten ökonomischen Faktoren in der Wirtschaft Ugandas. Abgesehen davon, dass der Sektor tausenden Ugandern als Arbeitgeber dient, sind viele andere ökonomische Sektoren ebenfalls abhängig von einem funktionierenden Transportsystem. Mit dem jüngsten technischen Fortschritt, können wir wesentliche Durchbrüche bezeugen. Aus diesem Grund hat die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) zusammen mit dem African Center for Trade and Development (ACTADE) eine Diskussionsrunde mit wichtigen Interessenvertretern organisiert.

Event Reports

Stakeholders discuss the impact of digitalization for the public transportation sector in Kampala.

The transportation sector is one of the most important economic drivers for the Ugandan economy. Apart from employing thousands of Ugandans, many other economic sectors also depend on a functioning transportation system. With the recent technical progress, we could witness major breakthroughs in the transportation sector. Because of this, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) together with African Cente for Trade and Development (ACTADE) organized a roundtable discussion with important stakeholders to talk about the impact of digitalization on the transportation sector in Uganda.

Event Reports

The Next Generation of Policy Experts Learn Lobbying, Strategic Communication and Networking in Public Policy

Strategic communication, lobbying and networking are some of the fundamental elements in public policy research. Ideally, without these elements, a well-researched and well-written policy paper will remain meaningless if poorly communicated and to the wrong audience. Because of this, we dedicated our third Policy development seminar to this topic.

Event Reports

Das südsudanesische Friedensabkommen: Einmalige Chance oder tickende Zeitbombe?

Der 7. August 2018 markiert eine historische Wende in der Geschichte des Südsudans. Dutzende Parteien, darunter Kriegsparteien aus Regierung und Opposition, unterzeichneten in der Freundschaftshalle in Khartum ein Friedensabkommen. Der ugandische Präsident Museveni und Omar Al Bashir, Präsident vom Sudan, unterschrieben das Abkommen als Friedensgaranten.