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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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Training Workshop for Local Councillors in Kiboga on Democratic Governance and Accountability

Training Series under the EU-funded Project
Training workshop for district councillors on their roles and responsibilities as elected leaders in the democratic political system.

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Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives - Peer Training Workshop

The first workshop of the Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives in 2012 will combine training sessions on:Policy Development in Cabinet; Legal Framework for Policy Analysis; Organising Policy Debates; Personal and Rhetoric Skills.

Workshop

Training of Trainers Workshop for Civil Society Actors in Masaka

Training Series under the EU-funded Project
Training of trainers workshop for civil society representatives from Masaka district on democratic governance and accountability and the application of the Civic Education Toolkit.

Workshop

Training Workshop for Local Councillors in Masaka on Democratic Governance and Accountability

Training Series under the EU-funded Project
Training workshop for district councillors on their roles and responsibilities as elected leaders in the democratic political system.

Forum

Launch of the "Civic Education Toolkit"

As part of the EU-supported project “Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda” KAS and ACFODE will present a comprehensive Civic Education Toolkit on democratic governance and accountability at local level.

Book presentation

Reality Check: Multiparty Politics in Uganda

Book Launch
“Reality Check: Multiparty Politics in Uganda” is authored by renowned political scientist Assoc. Prof. Yasin Olum and published by KAS. The book presents an assessment of the development, challenges and prospects of multiparty politics in Uganda.

Forum

Launch of the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP)

Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony
MoU signing and official launch of the Interparty Youth Platform (IYOP), which was conceived by youth league representatives as a forum in which young political leaders can dialogue, network and undertake joint leadership development programmes.

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Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda

Launch of EU-Supported Project
Official launch of the EU-supported project "Action for Strengthening Good Governance and Accountability in Uganda" to be implemented by KAS and ACFODE. The launch will be presided over by the Ugandan Minister of Finance, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka.

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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.

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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.