Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a German political foundation closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). With over 200 projects in more than 120 countries, the foundation engages in the promotion of the values of democracy, freedom and liberty, peace and justice, and solidarity, through civic education and political dialogue. In Uganda, the foundation has been active for several decades and established strong partnerships with government institutions, civil society and media organisations.
The key objectives of the KAS Uganda programme include promoting civic engagement and constructive involvement of the youth, strengthening women in politics, enhancing professionalism in the media and advocating for sustainable and inclusive economic policies.
Embassy of France in Uganda
The Embassy of France in Uganda is one of the 160 French diplomatic and consular representations worldwide. H.E. Jules-Armand Aniambossou, the Ambassador of France to Uganda is the representative of the French government. In the view of cooperating with the Ugandan government and promoting the French foreign policy, the Embassy is involved in various activities. Those include (but are not limited to): promotion of the French culture and language, military, defence, economic and academic cooperation.
Through its development agency, AFD, France is providing financial and technical support in the areas of urban development, energy, water, infrastructure, promotion of gender equality and protection of the environment.
Alliance Française in Kampala (AFK)
The Alliance Française in Kampala (AFK) is part of the worldwide network of all Alliance Françaises. In Uganda, AFK was established in 1956 as a non-profit association. In 2009, it became the linguistic operator for the French Embassy in Uganda. It hosts of about 2000 students every year and organises various cultural events.
The vocation is to promote French-speaking and Ugandan cultures and to favour exchanges between Uganda and France. Besides, it is charged by the Embassy of France to operate a part of the cultural action of the French representation.
Institut des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (Institute for International and Strategic Affairs)
IRIS is a public-interest association created in 1991 and a French think tank on geopolitical and strategic issues. It is the only international think tank to have been set up as a totally private initiative in an independent approach. IRIS activities cover: research, organisation of events and meetings, publishing and training.
The institute was created to contribute to research and public debate on strategic issues, a particularly underdeveloped domain in France; to provide independent expertise on current strategic developments; and to create a framework for dialogue among specialists from various professional and intellectual horizon.
Makerere University Uganda
Makerere University Kampala, is Uganda’s largest and third oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. In 1963, it became the University of East Africa. In 1970, the University of East Africa was split into three independent universities: University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and Makerere University.
Today, Makerere University is offering programmes for about 36,000 undergraduates and 4,000 postgraduates. Makerere provides innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to National and Global needs in order to be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide.
It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life.