Events

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.

Seminar

SUPPORTING GOOD GOVERNANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS – KAS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FOR UGANDA AND SOUTH SUDAN

KAS-Stipendien für Uganda und Südsudan
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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.