Events

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Debating Meaningful Youth Engagement in Democratic Governance

Youth Debate in Jinja
The debate in Jinja is the first in a regional series hosted by the University Forum on Governance and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The focus of the discussion is on meaningful youth engagement in Uganda’s democratic governance and political processes.

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Young Leaders Think Tank Residential Workshop

Fast tracking the country compliance of the common markets protocol (CMP)
The Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives will hold its second residential workshop from 25th to 27th September 2015. It will work on the issue of EAC integration.

Workshop

Debating Meaningful Youth Engagement in Democratic Governance

Training Workshop for Regional Youth Debate Programme
The training workshop organized by UNIFOG and KAS takes place in preparation for regional debates that will explore why youth political participation remains ineffective despite existence of an apparently supportive institutional framework.

Discussion

Consolidating Democracy and Social Order through Political Coalitions

Prospects and Challenges for The Democratic Alliance (TDA)
KAS and UNIFOG are organizing a panel discussion on 22nd September which will analyse the process of pre-election coalition building. The questions to be answered deal with the impacts and chances of success for such coalitions.

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The State of East Africa’s Extractives Industry

Opportunities for Inclusive Growth
The Conference is organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Cooperation with the LéO Africa Forum and will take place on 15th September 2015. It will be the fourth KAS conference which focuses on oil and gas in Uganda.

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Grass Roots Citizens' Conversations

Apac and Pallisa Districts
As Uganda prepares for the 2016 elections, ACFODE in partnership with KAS will conduct grass root citizens’ conversation sessions. They will be a platform to engage in meaningful discussion with members of the community in Pallisa and Apac Districts.

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Young Leaders Think Tank Residential Workshop

Youth and Participation in Agriculture; Review and Analysis of Current Policies, Development of Policy Recommendations
The “Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives” (Think Tank) is going on a two day residential workshop in which the paper on policy recommendations in the field of agriculture will be presented, discussed, and intensively worked on.

Workshop

Grass Roots Citizens' Conversations

Kiboga District
As Uganda prepares for the 2016 General elections, ACFODE in partnership with KAS will conduct grass root citizens’ conversation sessions. They will be a platform to engage in meaningful discussion with members of the community in Kiboga District.
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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.