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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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CLIMATE CHANGE AND PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM

Understanding the required leadership of Private Sector in addressing climate change in Uganda
The conference will bring together a broad spectrum of private sector actors to discuss opportunities that exist to fight climate change, identify potential gaps and sharing experiences and perspectives on sustainability, mitigation and adaptation.

Workshop

Strengthening the capacity of elected Local Government Councillors in representative and legislative roles

Elected district councilors to be trained on their roles as legislators and representatives
In a bid to promote issue/policy based multiparty politics in Uganda, the different leaders at all levels ought to be informed of their roles. This series of workshops attempts to guide elected councilors from northern Uganda to be effective

Seminar

KAS-UMU SCHOLARSHIP FORUM

Revisiting the Democracy vs Development Debate
KAS continues to support scholars from Uganda and South Sudan in order to build and nurture future leaders to become positive drivers of change in their communities and countries. This is in collaboration with Uganda martyrs University, Nkoz.

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REGIONAL DEBATE SERIES - LIRA, NORTHERN UGANDA

YOUTH AND CONSTRUCTIVE POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
The Lira debate will be second 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.

Workshop

Capacity Enhancement Sessions for Women in Local Politics

Elected women leaders in Pallisa and Apac will be trained on how to represent women issues in their respective offices
ACFODE in partnership with KAS will conduct trainings for the newly elected women councillors. The sessions will focus on increasing the skills-set and knowledge of elected women councilors. The trainings will take place in Pallisa and Apac districts

Workshop

Civic Education tools and strategies for the local level

Training for members of GAIN-Uganda on civic engagement beyond the 2016 elections
Given that GAIN-Ug would like to heighten the civic education campaign across the regions, KAS will provide all the support to enable the success of this initiative.

Discussion

Mbarara University Guild Presidential Debate Contest

The debate will provide a leveled platform among aspirants for the top leadership position at MUST and thus fostering a culture of issue based political competition among Uganda’s young elite—who are expectedly the country’s future leaders.

Workshop

The role of appointed and elected leaders in promoting good governance in a multiparty system at the district level

Training for appointed and elected leaders in Fortportal, Ntoroko and Kyenjojo
The training targeting top district leaders, sub county chiefs, youth and women leaders will encompass a wide range of topics that are directly intended to equip the leaders with knowledge and skills to effectively work together in their districts.

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.

Event Reports

“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.

Event Reports

“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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

"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