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2019

Youth4Policy Research Validation Workshops
Youth4Policy Fellows are meeting with our mentors and facilitators to validate their research results from the field and to prepare their policy recommendations for their final poli...

Aug

2019

Youth4Policy Research Validation Workshops
Youth4Policy Fellows are meeting with our mentors and facilitators to validate their research results from the field and to prepare their policy recommendations for their final poli...
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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

Launch of IYOP Communiqué on Youth and Development in Uganda

The Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP) launches its communiqué from the first Interparty Youth Conference held in July 2013. It states the key policy directions proposed by young people concerning the topics that have the biggest impact on the youth.

Discussion

“Education for All or Education for Success: Two Mutually Exclusive Options?”

Inter-party Public Dialogue
The debate brought together youth representatives of seven political parties, who discussed the issue of education, one of the most central issues affecting youth specifically and national development as a whole.

Discussion

‘Promoting Leadership Advancement of Young Talents’

Student Leadership Debate at Makerere University
The debate offered young aspirants for student leadership at Makerere University the opportunity to reflect on their qualities and display their talents as future leaders in Ugandan politics, economy, and society.

Workshop

Capacity Enhancement Sessions for Women in Local Politics, Pallisa District

Women in local councils face many challenges they have to overcome in order to effectively represent their constituents. The workshop brought together 30 female politicians and aimed to strengthen their skills and capacities as local councillors.

Lecture

ACCESS TO BUSINESS FINANCE: HURDLE OR OPPORTUNITY FOR SMEs IN UGANDA?

Public Lecture by Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile - Governor of the Uganda Central Bank
The lecture discusses the regulatory framework for SME financing in Uganda. SMEs are indisputably essential for economic transformation but Uganda still lacks specific policies to address their financing and promotion.

Lecture

The International Justice System and its Relevance to the Rule of Law in Africa

Public Lecture by Hon. Justice Daniel David Ntanda Nsereko, Appeals Judge at the ICC
On the background of intense discussions including from the Ugandan political leadership accusing the ICC of bias the lecture will explore how international justice instruments offer a relevant framework for strengthening the rule of law in Africa.

Discussion

A LEGISLATURE IN TRANSITION - PUBLIC DIALOGUE ON THE POSITION AND FUTURE OF THE UGANDAN PARLIAMENT

The public dialogue on “The role of the Legislature in a Democracy” recognised the achievements of the Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, the current Speaker of Parliament in promoting confidence of the legislature.

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.

Event Reports

“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.

Event Reports

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.

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.