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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...

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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Discussion

A Roundtable Discussion on Constructive Youth Political Engagement

This roundtable discussion aims to reflect of youth political engagement during the elections and establish ways of fostering and sustaining constructive youth political participation in Uganda.

Conversation

National Institutional Debate

Students Discuss Topical Issues
Students from the Major Institutions of Higher Learning will debate on topical issues in a bid to promote the debating culture in Uganda as well as encouraging dialogue. The debates are organised by our Partner Action for Development (ACFODE).

Seminar

KAS NYC Female Councillors Orientation Workshop

Capacitating Female Councillors to effectively participate in political processes
Aimed at promoting Young female participation in political processes at local, regional and national Levels, KAS and NYC will capacitate female councilors from the northern Region between 12th and 14th September 2016 in Gulu district.

Workshop

Capacity Building Workshop for Think Tank Members

Strategies for effective policy anaysis and development
The Think Tank has grown as well as taken on new members & new policy areas as a focus point. Therefore development of internal capacity to analyze and review policy will be the main focus of this Meeting.

Discussion

STUDENT DEBATE ON YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

Beyond Elections: Fostering and Sustaining Constructive Youth Political Engagement
The central region debate will be third in the 2016 series will seek to evaluate youth engagement in the 2016 polls as well as identify and document strategies for a more constructive and sustained youth political engagement beyond elections.

Discussion

SYMPOSIUM ON POSSIBILITIES FOR PEACE-BUILDING IN SOUTH SUDAN

Transcending the Shadow of Violence: Alternatives for Fostering Inclusive State Building and Sustainable Peace in South
This symposium organized in partnership with UNIFOG and Makerere University Convocation will interrogate prevailing circumstances in South Sudan with the view to identify alternatives for peace-building.

Workshop

Training for Appointed and Elected district local leaders

The Role of Appointed and Elected Leaders in promoting Good Governance in Eastern Uganda
In order for a district to function effectively, there is need for a good working relationship between the appointed and the elected leaders. KAS and the Directorate of National Guidance (DNG) will train selected leaders from Busia, Mbale and Tororo.

Workshop

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IMPROVING LOCAL GOVERNANCE WORKSHOP

Effective Use of Social Media by Local Government Leaders for Civic Engagement in Uganda
CEMCOD and KAS recognize the power of social media to refine government, to open potentially promising channels of communication and to offer citizens direct access to their government and to public officials.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

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“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.

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“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.

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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.

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"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.

Event Reports

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.

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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