Events - Uganda Office
Reflection Meeting for District and Sub-County Women Caucuses
Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) encourages female leaders to increase transformative representation of women in political and deci...
Reflection Meeting for District and Sub-County Women Caucuses
Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) encourages female leaders to increase transformative representation of women in political and deci...learn more
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.
International Law Fellowship 2019
Together with the Law School and the Law Student Association of Makerere University we are organizing a panel discussion about the issue "The International Law in the African Context"
Together with our Partner The Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCSOU) we host an intercultural dialogue to promote unity in diversity and national identity in South Sudan.
Regional Debate Competitions
In recognition of the important contribution young people make towards national development, ACFODE, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, will conduct Regional Debate Competitions. 16 teams with representatives from each University will debate in discussions about gender, democracy, good governance and participation in decision making processes.
The political Leadership Advancement Lab - Youth Leadership Training
Together with the University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG), we organize the political Leadership Advancement Lab (POLA-Lab) which aims at mentoring a new breed of more effective and reflective leaders with skills to deal with the contemporary development challenges.
Directorate of National Guidance (DNG) Workshop - Training of elected leaders in promoting good governance
Together with the Directorate of National Guidance we train elected and appointed leaders on key topics that are geared towards fostering togetherness and ensuring that district councils work effectively in a multiparty system at the district level.
Study and Information Program
MEDIA CHALLENGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
In cooperation with the Media Challenge Initiative we give students the opportunity to learn relevant journalistic and especially digital skills, so that they are well prepared for a career in media. The students will not only learn practical methods, but will also attend discussions about the importance of quality journalism for democratization and development.
The Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) Fellowship Graduation Seminar
This third seminar of YELP, an initiative of the LéO Africa Institute, is guided by the slogan "Living your Legacy" and focuses on moving beyond the “self”- from achieving and managing personal success to achieving significance in society.
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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.
“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.
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.
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.
“Peace starts in our homes!” – The Role of Women in Peace-Building in South Sudan
The prevalent underrepresentation of women in peace-building processes is one of the reasons for the failure to achieve lasting peace in South Sudan. For that matter there are increasing voices in calling for the greater role of women in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCISS). The Workshop organised, by Mer Christian Women Fellowship, seeked to explore why women’s role in peacebuilding is critical and what the opportunities for women to participate in peacebuilding are.
“If you don’t actively engage in your council, then you are as good as an empty chair”
The two-day follow-up training on the women caucuses in Kabale District offered participants a chance to refresh their commitment towards implementing gender-responsive policies, programmes and budgets and strengthened networking and knowledge sharing among the councillors from the sub counties and district.
Promoting Access to Information in Bunyoro Sub-Region
‘Access to information is the engine of development’ – It is a right guaranteed under the article 41 of 1995 constitution of Uganda, which is again operationalized by the Access to Information Act (ATIA) 2005. In Uganda, most district officials and the general public are unaware of this law. Consequently, the key components of the ATIA are not effectively put into practise. To tackle this challenge, Hub for Investigative Media (HIM) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) conducted a Workshop from the 28th to the 30th of May in Hoima to provide an insight in the ATIA as well as to deepen the understanding of access to information for a functioning democracy.
"There is no ‘one best way’ to handle conflict" – discussing various conflict management and solution finding techniques with South Sudanese communities and leaders
On the 27th of May 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) hosted a workshop on the topic of conflict resolution. The event was organized to equip the South Sudanese community and organizational leaders with the basic skills in conflict management and solution finding.
Youth4Policy fellows headed off for their first Policy Learning Mission
The first Policy Learning Mission offered the 2019 Youth4Policy fellow class a chance to actively engage in insightful discussions with different political stakeholders and the local community in Kabarole District. Throughout the weekend, the fellows gained a deeper understanding of the complexities of public policy design and implementation, which will help them to sharpen their research focus.
Be Organized and Prepared to Lead your Country to Greatness – South Sudanese Youth Advised
On 21st May 2019, a section of South Sudanese youth met at the Juba Regency Hotel to discuss their roles in nation building so as to promote development. Attended by over 80 youth leaders from different parts of the country and organizations such youth associations; youth led organizations, the national youth union and government institutions. The dialogue was organized in partnership with Centre for Rehabilitation and Development (CEFoRD). Specifically, the public dialogue provided a platform for the youth to discuss the relevance of active citizenship in building national identify for South Sudan
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