The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation, think tank and consulting agency in German with civic responsibility of promoting freedom, liberty, peace, and justice. They focus on consolidating democracy, the unification of Europe and the strengthening of transatlantic relations as well as on development cooperation.
The National Youth Council engaged (KAS) to particularly to sensitize the female youth on their roles and responsibilities in addition to finding solutions to the challenges they are faced with. Other areas of sensitization included finding ways of improving their capacity to lobby and advocate for programmes for the youth.
The initiative helped the female youth leadership to understand NYC systems, policies and laws and also find strategies to effectively provide services in their districts.
Its purpose was to promote young female leaders skills and capacities to participate actively in democratic practices, including in local, regional and national, electoral processes.
The training also aimed at increasing young women’s participation and presence in political offices and decision-making bodies at all levels (participation of young women -through both elected and non-elected positions).
The programme has benefitted youth from the following subregions
Abim, Adjumani, Agago, Alebtong, Amolatar, Amuru, Apac, Dokolo, Gulu, Kitgum, Kole, Lamwo, Lira, Moyo, Nebbi, Nwoya, Otuke, Oyam, Pader and Yumbe
Jinja, Mayuge, Iganga, Bugiri, Kaliro, Kamuli, Namayingo, Namutumba, Luuka, Busia, Tororo, Mbale Buyende, Sironko, Bulamabuli, Manafa and Buduuda
Rwenzori and some districts from Western Region
Kabarole, Kasese, Ntoroko, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Bundibugyo Kamwenge, Mbarara, Sheema, Bushenyi, Ibanda Rubirizi, Kagadi, Kakumiro Kabale, Kiryandongo and Hoima.
Eastern and Karamoja
Soroti, Kakakwi, Kumi, Kaberamaido, Serere, Ngora, Bukedea, Amuria, Busia, Mbale, and Tororo, Budaka, Kibuku, Pallisa, Butaleja, Nakapiripirit, Napak, Moroto, Amudat, Kotido and Kabong