Events - Uganda Office
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...
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...learn more
ENHANCING CITIZEN PARTICIPATION WITH GAIN-UGANDA
Taking Civic Education to the grassroots
Our partner GAIN-Uganda will kick-start there grassroots civic education trainings across the country starting 19th July to 4th August. The participating districts are: Pallisa, Jinja, Soroti, Mbale, Pader, Lira, Masaka, Arua, Mbarara and Kabale.
Study and Information Program
Exchange Learning Visits for District Councillors
Apac and Pallisa Districts to participate in Exchange visits
In a bid to promote exchange learning and best practices, ACFODE will facilitate exchange learning visits for district councilors from Apac to Gulu (12-13 July) and Pallisa will vist Mbale on the 19th July.
LEO AFRICA ECONOMIC FORUM #LEF17
Assessing the impact of Disruptive Innovations on Development & Growth in Africa
The forum seeks to interrogate how to build collaborative synergies between the public and private sector, to identify and support start-up ventures, with immense to create more jobs and spur economic growth in the rest of the economy.
YOUNG AND EMERGING LEADERS SECOND SEMINAR
Personal leadership: Defining and Achieving Success
The second seminar of YELP will focus on personal leadership and how to define success as a leader. The seminar will draw on examples of leaders in politics and business; how these leaders define success and intentionally work towards it.
2017 SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE
Facts, Freedoms and Rights in a Connected World
__The third edition of the Social Media Conference will provide another opportunity for deepening and expanding the discussions and exploring new perspectives under the theme “Facts, Freedoms and Rights in a Connected World__
CIVILIANS AT A CROSSROAD
UNPACKING THE SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES CRISIS
The roundtable discussion will explore the South Sudan refugee discourse from three angles, namely; Ugandan government standpoint, the refugees’ perspective and the role of the South Sudanese elites situated in Uganda in peace building attempts
PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
The role of appointed and elected leaders
We are continuing with our workshop series for appointed and elected leaders at the local level. This particular one will target leaders from Kween, Kapchorwa and Bukwo districts in Sebei sub region. The training starts 31.05-1.06.2017 in Kapchorwa
CIVIC EDUCATION IN UGANDA
Launch of Civic Education materials
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung with its partners GAIN-Uganda and Ministry of Information, Communication,Technology and Nation al Guidance will launch the Democracy Handbook. The Handbook is a simple tool used for facilitating training @ the grassroots
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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.
2019 SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE: THE PROSPECTS FOR DIGITAL POLITICS IN AFRICA
On 25th June 2019, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda held the 5th annual social media conference at the Xanadu Collection hotel. The theme of this year’s conference was: Social Media and the Prospects for Digital Politics in Africa. In attendance were journalists, Media experts, bloggers, social media influencers, representatives from government, political leaders, Civil society and representatives from the academia. The conference followed a multifaceted program with parallel workshops in the morning, a keynote address and panel discussion in the afternoon followed by a series of parallel activities including lightning talks, digital campfire conversations and round table talks.
“Peace starts in our homes!” – The Role of Women in Peace-Building in South Sudan
The prevalent underrepresentation of women in peace-building processes is one of the reasons for the failure to achieve lasting peace in South Sudan. For that matter there are increasing voices in calling for the greater role of women in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCISS). The Workshop organised, by Mer Christian Women Fellowship, seeked to explore why women’s role in peacebuilding is critical and what the opportunities for women to participate in peacebuilding are.
“If you don’t actively engage in your council, then you are as good as an empty chair”
The two-day follow-up training on the women caucuses in Kabale District offered participants a chance to refresh their commitment towards implementing gender-responsive policies, programmes and budgets and strengthened networking and knowledge sharing among the councillors from the sub counties and district.
Promoting Access to Information in Bunyoro Sub-Region
‘Access to information is the engine of development’ – It is a right guaranteed under the article 41 of 1995 constitution of Uganda, which is again operationalized by the Access to Information Act (ATIA) 2005. In Uganda, most district officials and the general public are unaware of this law. Consequently, the key components of the ATIA are not effectively put into practise. To tackle this challenge, Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) conducted a Workshop from the 28th to the 30th of May in Hoima to provide an insight in the ATIA as well as to deepen the understanding of access to information for a functioning democracy.
"There is no ‘one best way’ to handle conflict" – discussing various conflict management and solution finding techniques with South Sudanese communities and leaders
On the 27th of May 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) hosted a workshop on the topic of conflict resolution. The event was organized to equip the South Sudanese community and organizational leaders with the basic skills in conflict management and solution finding.
Youth4Policy fellows headed off for their first Policy Learning Mission
The first Policy Learning Mission offered the 2019 Youth4Policy fellow class a chance to actively engage in insightful discussions with different political stakeholders and the local community in Kabarole District. Throughout the weekend, the fellows gained a deeper understanding of the complexities of public policy design and implementation, which will help them to sharpen their research focus.
Be Organized and Prepared to Lead your Country to Greatness – South Sudanese Youth Advised
On 21st May 2019, a section of South Sudanese youth met at the Juba Regency Hotel to discuss their roles in nation building so as to promote development. Attended by over 80 youth leaders from different parts of the country and organizations such youth associations; youth led organizations, the national youth union and government institutions. The dialogue was organized in partnership with Centre for Rehabilitation and Development (CEFoRD). Specifically, the public dialogue provided a platform for the youth to discuss the relevance of active citizenship in building national identify for South Sudan
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