Events - Uganda Office
ACFODE National Women's Conference
ACFODE holds their national women's conference
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
Youth4Policy Final Writing Workshop
Fellows of the Youth4Policy programme are meeting to finalise their writing products for submission of their research-based policy briefs.
PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL
ELECTED AND APPOINTED LEADERS WORK TOGETHER TO DELIVER SERVICES TO THEIR COMMUNITIES
Local government leaders often fail to effectively deliver services to the electorate due to lack of working together. DNG and KAS will conduct a workshop to train district leaders from Bullisa, Kiryandongo und Masindi in their different roles.
UNDERSTANDING THE ACCESS TO INFORMATION LANDSCAPE IN UGANDA
The event provides a platform to assess the future and the access to information landscape in Uganda.
NXT-GEN JOURNALIST FELLOWSHIP
The Next Gen Journalist Fellowship Program is an aggressive multimedia journalism training program awarded to the best 25 students from the Inter-University Media Challenge, a practical reporting competition in 12 universities in Uganda.
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY ANALYSIS OF YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN UGANDA
The discussion is meant to identify the political economy drivers that support or obstruct positive change leading to the attainment of effective youth participation while examining the interests, incentives and decision logic of these change drivers
SOUTH SUDANESE CSOs ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON THE UPCOMING SECOND IGAD HLRF
CSOs will in the roundtable develop a communiqué and position proposals on both governance structures and security sector reform to inform and influencing the outcome of IGAD high level revitalization forum.
YOUNG AND EMERGING LEADERS GRADUATION SEMINAR
Living Your Legacy
At the heart of what we want participants to achieve from this seminar is to connect their ideas and visions to individual action and to embrace the concept of servant leadership: the idea of submitting one’s self to the betterment of society.
2017 Media Challenge Awards
A special occasion to recognize and award best Ugandan upcoming journalist and those who have excelled in the field over the past years.
THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACHIEVING DURABLE PEACE AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTH SUDAN
This roundtable discussion aims to bring together civil society actors from a range of groups to discuss and reflect avenues for reconciliation and peace in South Sudan. Furthermore, the roundtable aims to build networks among CSOs.
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Predicaments of Uganda’s Middleclass as Portrayed by Three Photographers
Africa’s middle-class as defined by certain criteria such as secondary schooling completion, decent housing, and skilled employment is rising. Though the Ugandan middle class population accounts a small portion, urban dynamics present opportunities for a significant demographic rise of this social class. As part of the Future Africa Vision in Time (FAVT) Exhibition Opening Events, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung partnered with the German Cultural Institute, the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, hosting a public symposium on the challenges and opportunities of a rising middle-class in Africa in general and Uganda in particular.
What does Success mean? – African Young Leaders come together for Reflection Seminar
Change requires ideas and ideas demand people who reflect and approach them. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and LéO Africa Institute are therefore bringing together young and aspiring thinkers of a new generation. Already in its third year, the Young Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) brings together over 20 change makers of various fields to reflect and learn more about servant leadership and why it is a key ingredient for addressing the 21st century leadership and development challenges. From 8 to 11 August, 2019, we welcomed 21 fellows of this third cohort for a seminar on “Achieving and Managing Success” at Victoria Forest Resort, Kalangala.
“Political Participation Isn’t just about Voting”
Youth Leadership Training in Fort Portal
On 3 August 2019, 25 young leaders from the Kabarole district took part in a training session on the topics of political economy analysis, advocacy and social mobilisation. The Political Leadership Advancement Laboratory (PoLA-LAB) is a youth-focused training for political leaders organised in cooperation with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG). PoLA-LAB is a one-day session that includes an interactive and participatory approach to promote a better understanding of development challenges through an analysis of the political economy. The sessions also focus on lobbying and political mobilisation, as well as moderating conversations aimed at promoting constructive civic engagement beyond election times and cycles.
Public Policy In New Political Realities – Youth4Policy Networking Event
The first Youth4Policy networking event under the theme – ‘influencing public policy in new political realities’ was convened as an interactive event for the Alumni and current Youth4Policy Fellows. The networking dinner officially launched the Youth4Policy alumni network and enabled alumni, fellows and staff to build a community of policy professionals who share a common interest to positively influence public policy outcomes.
Youth4Policy Fellows headed off to their second policy learning mission
From Thursday, July 25th to Saturday, July 27th, the current cohort of Youth4Policy fellows came together for their Second Policy Learning Mission in Kampala. The programme was designed to provide practical first-hand experience of policy processes and to enable the fellows to interact with policy decision-makers and implementers. Moreover, the mission offered the fellows a chance to develop their preliminary policy research further by providing them with insights on professional writing and presentation tools.
“The peace agreement is in the hands of all of us”
Public Dialogue on ‘Political Settlements, State Building and Peace Making in South Sudan’
On the 23rd of July 2019, a section of South Sudanese members of civil society as well as various stakeholders met at Makerere University to discuss the importance of Political Settlements and State Building in South Sudan. Furthermore the aim of the event was to point out possibilities to actively get involved in the implementation of the peace agreement.
A Media Reporting Trip to Bidi-Bidi to Reframe the Negative Narrative about Refugees
The Media Challenge Initiative Fellows went to a 5-day reporting trip to Bidi Bidi site, the world’s second largest refugee settlement. Their aim was to report and explain solutions based stories exclusively on refugee issues. This trip offered these young journalism students an experience of a lifetime to reframe the negative narrative and perception about refugees.
Professional Writing as a Key to Successful Policy Work
Training on Basics of Professional Writing for Youth4Policy Fellows
The workshop on professional writing offered the 2019 Youth4Policy fellow class a chance to actively work on their written presentation of their policy ideas and to receive experts’ advice on their work. Throughout the weekend, the fellows gained a deeper understanding of writing techniques, which will help them to sharpen their research focus as well as presenting their policy ideas in a convincing academic format.
“You are the future of South Sudan”
Workshop on the R-ARCSS peace agreement for South Sudanese Students
On the 5th of July 2019, a section of South Sudanese youth met at Cavendish University to discuss the content of the Revitalized Peace Agreement (R-ARCSS) and furthermore to point out possibilities to actively get involved in its implementation. The Workshop was organised in partnership with the South Sudanese Students’ Association.
South Sudan University Students debate on Active Citizenship.
On Wednesday 26th June students from the Catholic University of South Sudan and Juba University held a public debate on the role of South Sudan youth as active citizens. The dialogue was meant to expand and foster a better understanding of active citizenship among the students and encourage the youth to actively and constructively participate in governance activities by working together to influence the quest for national unity and development.
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