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Islam in the Public Sphere. The Politics of Identity and the Future of Democracy in Indonesia

New Release

This publication is the result of a research project of KAS Jakarta and the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture of Syarif Hidayatullah Universität (UIN) in Jakarta. more…

May 1, 2011

Training of the Trainers

EU-Project in Aceh and Papua

12 representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) from Aceh and Papua, nine men and three women, met from April 11 to 15 in Yogyakarta to get prepared for their roles as future assistant trainers. more…

Marc Frings | Event Reports | April 18, 2011

Indonesia’s Role in International Climate Policy


Concerning the emission of greenhouse gas, Indonesia is the third biggest environmental sinner in the world after China and the USA. The destruction of the Indonesian rainforest has wide-reaching consequences for the global climate – 80 per cent of the forest has already disappeared. The REDD initiative (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) is now part of the international approach to climate protection. It holds a lot of promise for countries like Indonesia with large stands of tropical rainforest. more…

Marc Frings | April 13, 2011

ASEAN and G20 – Indonesia’s Foreign Policy Perspectives

Indonesia’s acceptance into the G20 has opened up new avenues for the country’s participation in international processes and development. As this years president of ASEAN Indonesia will try to be the mouthpiece of its members and of all developing nations alike within the G20. What are the priorities for Indonesia’s foreign policy and is it appreciated by its own people? more…

Winfried Weck | International Reports | February 9, 2011

Training in Yogyakarta

EU-Project in Aceh und Papua

From January 31 to February 3, 2011, KAS and SATUNAMA initiated an Inception Workshop for the EU-co-financed project on „Capacity Building for Local Civil Society Organisations to enhance Democratic Participation and Representation in Aceh and Papua“. Representatives of the civil society from both Aceh and Papua will participate in activities that will take place in the respective provinces until December 2011. In the frame of this workshop, the project team which consists of five persons got trained. more…

Marc Frings | Event Reports | February 4, 2011