Events

Congress

National Women's convention 2016

Strengthening Women’s Influence for Gender Responsiveness and Political Accountability
Uganda has taken great strides in the struggle to ensure that women have equal access to social, political and economic opportunities. Acfode will on the 23rd June 2016 take stock of the achievements and deliberate on more effective strategies.

Discussion

SITUATING THE PRINCIPLE OF SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY WITH UGANDA'S DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT

Welfare and economic development: what policy options for Uganda?
Questions around human welfare and economic development will motivate a roundtable meeting of experts from Makerere University hosted by the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

Discussion

Role of South Sudan women in Nation Building

In order to amplify the voices of women in national debate around democracy and good governance, special efforts and strategies need to be developed and applied to include adequate women participation in national decision-making processes.

Seminar

Training for Elected Women Councilors in Kabale and Kiboga Districts

Women Councilors will be oriented on how to become effective ambassadors of women in the district Local Councils
Increasing the skills-set and knowledge of elected women councilors to ably engage in council and influence decision making processes, strengthening networking and knowledge sharing among district women councilors will empower the women leaders.

Workshop

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA

Effective Use of Social Media by Local Government Leaders for Civic Engagement in Uganda
The three days workshop in Mbararara, Western Uganda will engage and train local government leaders in the effective use of social media as a tool for grassroots community mobilization, political activism and political participation.

Discussion

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.

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.