Events

Workshop

Political Leadership Training

The fourth edition of PoLA-LAB brought 27 young leader together. PoLA-LAB is a program for political and community leaders that provides a training in advocacy, political economy analysis and social mobilization.

Event

Interparty Youth Platform Football Challenge

YOUTH AS KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN PEACE BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT OF UGANDA
On Saturday the 22nd of September, the cross-party IYOP football tournament will take place for the third time, again supported by KAS and IRI.

Discussion

SOUTH SUDANESE INTER-CULTURAL DIALOGUE

Cultural diversities in building and promotion of peace in South Sudan
The activity is intended promote a better understanding of the positive values of culture in promotion of peace because it will enable the South Sudanese citizens to fight against the negative cultural vices that promote conflict.

Expert conference

ULGA NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON DECENTRALIZATION

In order to generate a discussion on national level, KAS and ULGA invite you to engage in our national dialogue about current trends of Decentralization in Uganda as tool for promoting good governance and democratic participation of the citizens.

Discussion

Arise Magazine Networking Reception

To share the concerns of female refugees in settlements with important stakeholders, KAS and ACFODE are organizing a networking reception to launch the 64th issue of Arise Magazine entitled "The Refugee Crisis: A Women's Rights Issue"

Discussion

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

The Revolutionary Impact of Digitalization of the Transport Sector/Industry in Kampala
The Roundtable discussion seeks to provide a forum for to discuss the impacts of digitalizing transport in Kampala as well as to better understand the linkages of digitizing the transport sector to economic development in Uganda.

Discussion

MAKING SOUTH SUDAN’S 2018 PEACE DEAL WORK: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

A public dialogue organised by the University Forum on Governance, the Network of South Sudan CSOs in Uganda
The public dialogue will provide an analysis of the agreement and the prospects for it to bring about lasting peace in South Sudan. The discussion will focus on the contents, applicability and how the agreement can be better implemented.

Seminar

YOUTH4POLICY SEMINAR 3

Policy Advocacy, Strategic Communication and Lobbying
As the Youth4policy fellows conclude their research and writing their policy briefs, it is important for them to figure out the best way to advocate, communicate and lobby strategically. Happy to walk this journey with our partners - CDA
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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.

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.