Events

Workshop

Promoting Democratic Accountability at the Local Level: Identifying Challenges, Sharing Best Practices

Inter-district Forum for Democracy Promotion Initiatives Meeting in Kampala
The Inter-district Forum emerged out of a project that was implemented by KAS and Action for Development (ACFODE) and funded by the European Union between 2011 and 2013. The workshop is part of the sustainability efforts that follow the project.

Discussion

Resource Management: Making Oil Work for Africa

The conference organised by KAS and the LéO Africa Forum will be the third high level conference on sustainable oil production in Uganda. A panel of Ugandan experts will discuss which lessons can be learned from other African countries.

Expert conference

Democratic Bargain?

Young People and Transitional Politics in Uganda
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Uganda in cooperation with the University Forum on Governance and the Makerere University organises a three day conference on the role of the youth in transitional politics and democratic consolidation on 24 to 27 July.

Discussion

Political Ideology in Uganda

Necessary, relevant, misunderstood?
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organises a public discussion on the issue of ideology in the Ugandan context. The event will take place on 16 July, 2:00 pm, at Hotel Africana. There will be a short presentation by Dr. Simba to introduce the subject.

Event

The City is our Space!

Challenges and possibilities of cities as social and democratic spaces
The LaBa! Arts Festival and KAS will host a common panel discussion on the theme “The City is our Space - Challenges and possibilities of cities as social and democratic spaces”, followed by a showing of the movie "Kapeke Town".

Workshop

Political Ideology and the Ugandan Context

The workshop will give politically active Ugandan youth the possibility to learn about the issue of political ideologies and discuss if Uganda needs an ideological framework and what this could look like, or if it should rather focus on contents.

Event

Creating an Enabling Environment for Professional Journalism in Uganda

The Role of Media Owners and Managers
The conference organised by the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will bring together media owners and journalists, who discuss how an enabling work environment for the latter can be provided by the former.

Lecture

Africa Rising!

Challenges, Opportunities, and Prospects for Sustainable Economic Transformation
The lecture is a platform for examining Uganda’s prospects for sustained economic transformation in the face of newly emerging challenges. It will be given by Prof. Charles Kwesiga, Executive Director of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute.

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.