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Sep

2019

Private Sector Forum
In partnership with Centre for Development Alternatives and representative bodies of the private sector, KAS is holding a Private Sector Forum to reflect on the challenges of unempl...

Sep

2019

Private Sector Forum
In partnership with Centre for Development Alternatives and representative bodies of the private sector, KAS is holding a Private Sector Forum to reflect on the challenges of unempl...
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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Effective Use of Social Media by Local Government Leaders for Civic Engagement in Uganda
Training local government leaders in the effective use of social media for civic engagement will enhance their use of new media platforms for communication and hence promote accountability of duty bearers to local community concerns.

Discussion

YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS

Are political parties providing adequate space for youth Political participation?
The focus of the discussion seeks to interrogate meaningful youth engagement in democratic governance in Uganda.

Discussion

Think Tank Roundtable on Migration and Refugees

Harmonising the refugee policy for East African Community
The Think Tank Working Group on Refugees will on the 29th Nov 2016 share their draft policy paper with a select Group of experts and policy makers in a bid to refine and contextualise their findings. the paper will be discussed at a half day meeting.

Discussion

WOMEN IN MEDIA INAUGURAL WORKSHOP

A more inclussive and gender aware media
This is the commencement of a series of dialogues intended to look into issues affecting women working in the media and the coverage of women in Ugandan media.

Seminar

Civic Education at the Grassroots level in Uganda

Jinja, Masaka, Mbarara and Lira to carry out the pilot Grassroots training
GAIN Uganda will conduct Civic education pilot trainings at the grassroots in 4 regions of Uganda. Orgainsed by The GAIN Uganda member Organisations, Jinja will take place on 22nd - 23rd, Masaka 24th, Mbarara 25th and Lira 29-30 November.

Congress

THE INTER-INSTITUTIONAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

Mentoring the Next Generation of Ugandan Journalists
Under the overarching objective of nurturing and celebrating professional journalism and media practices in Uganda, the 2016 MCI more specifically seeks to create a platform for young and aspiring journalist to showcase their talents.

Workshop

THE INAUGURAL YOUNG AND EMERGING LEADERS WORKSHOP

The workshop is an inaugural gathering of 20 of Uganda's young and emerging leaders and it is designed to train and orient values of self-advancement, integrity, social responsibility, and socioeconomic transformation among the youth.

Workshop

Promoting Accountability and Good Governance in Uganda

Training of Trainers (ToT) for GAIN-Uganda member Organisations
In a bid to roll out a country wide civic education campaign, GAIN Uganda will undergo training as well as get acclimatized with the newly produced civic education materials. This will be followed by pilot trainings in 4 regions of Uganda.
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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.