Events

Workshop

DNG TRAINING FOR APPOINTED AND ELECTED LEADERS IN BUSOGA SUB REGION

Civic Education for Iganga, Luuka and Mayuge Leaders
Continuing with our training series for appointed and elected leaders together with our partner Directorate for National Guidance, we are happy to extend the trainings to Busoga sub region. Over 40 leaders from the three districts will participate.

Conversation

INTER-GENERATIONAL DIALOGUE

Harnessing the Demographic Divide to enhance Youth Participation and Gender Equality
The role played by the female youth in shaping the future of Uganda cannot be overemphasized. That is why inter-generational dialogue is key for the two generations to share experience. Our partner ACFODE is happy to facilitate this dialogue.

Expert talk

REPORT LAUNCH AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Uganda's Refugee Management within the EAC Legal Framework
The key output of the roundtable discussion will be the dissemination of a report that provides a comprehensive analysis of the current refugee situation in East Africa and how the EAC member states can improve their policies and practices.

Discussion

RESEARCH UPDATES AND REVIEW MEETING

This purpose of this 3 hours meeting is therefore to review the research progress made by the pollution management and the refugee working groups and discuss concrete plans for the upcoming refugee policy roundtable in August 2017.

Congress

National Youth Conference

Mobilizing Youth, Creating Impact
The expected conference outputs include a youth feedback on existing policy frameworks that will be presented to government, a synthesis of accountability issues in the youth sector, a plan of action for fostering impactful youth participation.

Workshop

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.

Discussion

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.

Event Reports

Forum on Open Government

by Verena Kasirye-Büllesbach

in Partnership with the Government-Citizen Interaction Centre
The Government Citizen Interaction Centre (GCIC) in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung convened a workshop on the theme “Building capacity to enhance efficiency of Government - Citizen Interaction”. The workshop primarily aimed at discussing how to harness “Open Government” for delivering equitable development outcomes.

Event Reports

ACFODE National Women's Conference

by Verena Kasirye-Büllesbach

Combating Gender Inequality in Uganda and Beyond
The National Women's conference organised by ACFODE was a true success, once again! Vast numbers of participants engaged actively in the different discussions and shed light on the state of women's rights in the country.

Event Reports

Nwoya District Residents Cite Corruption in NUSAF III Implementation

by Donnas Ojok

The locals made the allegation during the recording of Kabake Community Radio Programme on September 22, 2019 at Owak Sub ward in Anaka Town council, Nwoya district, a pre-recorded program that airs every Sunday on 102 Mega Fm and funded by Konrad Adenuar Stiftung Foundation.

Event Reports

South Sudanese Youth Discuses the Country’s Natural Resource Status

by Donnas Ojok

This debate was held on Friday September 27th 2019 at the American Corner, University of Juba where a public dialogue was convened in partnership with Community Empowerment for Rehabilitation and Development (CEFoRD) under the theme “Natural Resources Dimensions of Conflicts in South Sudan”

Event Reports

Private Sector Forum 2019

by Verena Kasirye-Büllesbach

A Summary Report
Summary Report of the 2019 Uganda Private Sector Forum
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Event Reports

Predicaments of Uganda’s Middleclass as Portrayed by Three Photographers

by Donnas Ojok

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

“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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.