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2019

Private Sector Forum
In partnership with Centre for Development Alternatives and representative bodies of the private sector, KAS is holding a Private Sector Forum to reflect on the challenges of unempl...

Sep

2019

Private Sector Forum
In partnership with Centre for Development Alternatives and representative bodies of the private sector, KAS is holding a Private Sector Forum to reflect on the challenges of unempl...
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Workshop

"Access to Information" - Capacity Building Workshop for Local Government Officials in Lango Sub-Region

In cooperation with Hub for Investigate Media (HIM), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is organizing a workshop for elected leaders of the Lango Sub-Region to highlight the importance of releasing information for their citizens to improve good governance and civic participation.

Forum

Dialogue between South-Sudanese refugees and Ugandans

Uganda is pursuing a very progressive refugee management approach. In Lamwo district, refugees from Southern Sudan represent 19.2 percent of the total population. This event aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation in the camp and a platform for a constructive dialogue between Ugandans and fugitives.

Expert conference

DataFest 2019

DataFest Kampala is the first annual international data & communications event in East Africa. 250 people from different branches will connect with each other, while discussing issues such as Big Data or Fake News.

Forum

National Universities Debate Competitions

The winners of the four Regional Debate Competitions will now compete against each other in debates on issues such as youth and women empowerment. Competitive debate has shown to be an effective forum for young people to engage in discussions on gender, democracy, good governance and youth participation.

Workshop

Workshop for Young Leaders

This workshop aims at educating young leaders on civil rights and participation. Interactive discussions will create an innovative forum.

Discussion

Smart Technologies for Uganda's Agricultural Sector

The agricultural sector is very important for the future growth of Uganda's economy. Climate change is already threatening this possibility. Therefore, it is needed to discuss the adaptation to climate-smart technologies for the agricultural sector. Experts from the government and the private sector are participating on the panel.

Forum

Unity in Diversity – Intercultural Dialogue for Peace in South Sudan

Together with the Youth Social Advocacy Team (YSAT), which belongs to the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosts an intercultural dialogue to enhance the awareness of the importance of culture and identity-building as a tool for peacebuilding.

Workshop

Capacity-Building for Leaders of the West-Nile District

In cooperation with the Hub for Investigate Media (HIM) the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosts a workshop for 15 leaders of the West-Nile-Region, educating them about civic participation and their obligation to provide information.
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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.

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.

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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.