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2019

Reflection Meeting for District and Sub-County Women Caucuses
Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) encourages female leaders to increase transformative representation of women in political and deci...

Jun

2019

Reflection Meeting for District and Sub-County Women Caucuses
Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) encourages female leaders to increase transformative representation of women in political and deci...
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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.

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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.

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Interparty Youth Platform National Dialogue 2019

The National Dialogue, organised by the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP) in partnership with KAS, focuses on Youth Participation in the National Dialogue Process and the 2021 General Elections. The consultative meeting will offer a platform for youth leaders to debate and form positions on the National dialogue and the electoral process roadmap 2021.

Workshop

Access to Information Capacity Building Workshops and Public Dialogue

Seminar

Youth4Policy - Firsty Policy Development Learning Mission

In Partnership with Centre for Development Alternatives and Public Policy Institute, KAS conducts the first of three policy learning missions for the second cohort of fellows from the Youth4Policy programme. Instructed in detailed policy analysis and research, the fellows will begin to develop the contents of their proposed policy briefs.

Workshop

Reflection Meeting for District and Sub-County Women Caucuses

Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) engages both aspiring and elected women leaders with the aim of increasing transformative representation of women in political and decision-making positions. One of the key strategies used is Women Caucuses. ACFODE in partnership with KAS will conduct a follow-up of the women caucus in Apac District. The follow up will focus on how the caucuses have been able to utilize the knowledge and skills gained from the exchange learning visits and the different engagements to replicate best practices and lessons learned to improve the lives of women and girls in their constituencies.

Workshop

Workshop on the role of appointed and elected leaders in Promoting Good Governance in a multiparty system at the district level

The Directorate for National Guidance (DNG) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organises a workshop to train elected leaders on key topics that are geared towards fostering togetherness and ensuring that district councils work effectively in a multiparty system at the district level.

Forum

KAS-UMU Scholarship Forum 2019

The 2019 scholarship forum brings together present KAS scholars and alumni of the Uganda Martyr's University degrees in the field of Democracy and Development Studies, and Local Governance and Human Rights to discuss the social and economic opportunities which Social Protections Floors could offer for Uganda.

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South Sudanese community in Byeyale refugee settlement united to resolve conflict.

At various refugee settlements in Uganda where South Sudanese reside, there have been outbursts of violence along ethnic lines. It is based on this background that on Saturday 4th august 2018, the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) and its implementing partner SSOW Care Foundation with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) carried a civic education awareness discussion on the role of community involvement in conflict resolution in Bweyale refugee settlement of Kiryadongo district in Northern Uganda.

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Südsudanesisches Flüchtlingslager im Norden Ugandas für eine gemeinsame Konfliktbearbeitung vereint

In verschiedenen Flüchtlingssiedlungen in Uganda, in denen vorwiegend Südsudanesen leben, kam es zu Ausbrüchen von Gewalt entlang ethnischer Zugehörigkeiten. Vor diesem Hintergrund veranstalteten das Netzwerk südsudanesischer zivilgesellschaftlicher Organisationen in Uganda (NOSSCOU) und sein Implementierungspartner SSOW Care Foundation mit Unterstützung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) am Samstag, den 4. August 2018, ein Sensibilisierungstraining.

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Enhanced civic participation

Kiboga local leaders participate in a two day civic
For the third time, the Governance Accountability Civil society network of Uganda (GAIN Uganda)organized a civic education training for its members in 13 districts in four regions. One of the trainings took place in Bukomero, Kiboga, where representatives of different communities came together to talk about democracy.

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Verbesserte Bürgerbeteiligung: Regionalpolitiker aus Kiboga nehmen an einem Workshop zur Bürgerbeteiligung teil.

Zum dritten Mal organisierte das Governance Accountability Civil Society-Netzwerk Uganda (GAIN Uganda) für seine Mitglieder in 13 Distrikten eine Schulung in ziviler Bürgerbeteiligung und politischer Bildung. Eine der Schulungen fand in Bukomero, Kiboga statt. Dort trafen sich Vertreter des Gemeinderates, der Bürgermeister und Mitglieder verschiedener Gemeinden, um gemeinsam über die Rolle von Bürgern und des Staat auf lokaler Ebene zu sprechen.

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Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) – Evening Networking Meeting

Leveraging media for effective policy communication
On Friday, 27th of July, the Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) fellows met two outstanding experts in their respective fields. With Prof. Dr. Maggie Kigozi, who formerly served as Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), and Charles Mwangushya, a seasoned journalist with the Nation Media Group (NMG). These two discussed with the Y4P fellows strategies on how to gain public support for their policy proposals and make them relevant.

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10 PRACTICAL WA|YS TO HELP REFUGEE WOMEN SURVIVE

Rosemary Amana, 25, a refugee from South Sudan witnessed horrific cases of violence against women as they fled to Uganda after the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan.

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ARISE ISSUE 64

THE REFUGEE CRISIS: A WOMENS RIGHT ISSUE
Refugees have been spilling out of the countries intoneighbouring ones and others farther afield for quite a while now. The reason: civil warin South Sudan and a relentless and egregious persecution of the Rohingyas in Myanmar.Beside these two countries, others that have become the largest sources of refugees, oftendue to armed conflict, are Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo,the Central African Republic, Eritrea and Burundi.

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BOOK REVIEWS - A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY

In A Moonless, Starless Sky Alexis Okeowoweaves together four narratives that forma powerful tapestry of modern Africa: ayoung couple, kidnap victims of JosephKony’s LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonelycampaign against modern-day slavery; awomen’s basketball team flourishing amidwar-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takesup arms against the extremist group BokoHaram.

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BOOK REVIEWS - EXIT WEST

“I can understand it,” [Nadia] said.“Imagine if you lived here. And millionsof people from all over the world suddenlyarrived.”

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COMMENTARY REFUGEES ARE HUMAN NOT A BURDEN

Uganda has been commended internationally for hosting thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries.Today, the majority of refugees in Uganda come from South Sudan, at 73%, and the DRC, at about 19% ofthe total number of refugees. The remaining percentage consists of Burundians, Somalis and others. As atJanuary 2018, the total number of refugees in the country was 1,411,794. The Government of Uganda hasalso announced that it “is considering a request” from Israel to relocate at least 500 African refugees, mostlyEritreans and Sudanese, from Israel to Uganda.