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February 5, 2014

Economic Empowerment for Iraqi Women and Youth

Women involvement and representation in executive positions within the Iraqi public and private sphere is substantially low, barely covered by the media and neither touched upon by public dialogue. In this context, KAS Amman and the Women Empowerment Organization organized a conference on the 5th and 6th of October 2013 in Erbil to discuss the obstacles women and youth are confronted with in the process of acquiring considerable economic competences. more…

December 18, 2013

Reconsidering Strategic Interests in the

Europe, the Levant and the Gulf States – Chances for Triangular Cooperation

Shortly before Christmas, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invited academics, experts and decision-makers from the three regions to discuss the current priority issues of the Middle East during a multiday symposium, held at the Dead Sea, Jordan. more…

December 17, 2013

“Youth Strategy to Combat Societal Violence in Jordan”

The Workshop on “Youth Strategy to Combat Societal Violence in Jordan” was organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Action on Societal Violence-KAFA. It was attended by around 45 young men and women from nine governorates of Jordan. more…

December 1, 2013

Violence at Jordanian Universities

Violence at Jordanian universities is a result of unresolved tensions not only at the university level, but also at the social and political level. The underlying factors behind its appearance are deepening and its implications vary. In this context, KAS Amman and Scoopat organized a workshop entitled “Violence at Jordanian Universities,” with representatives from universities, civil society, media, and the political sphere to identify the reason and discuss possible solutions. more…

November 24, 2013

Jordanian Delegation Visits Germany

A Jordanian delegation accompanied by Dr. Otmar Ohering, Resident Representative of KAS Amman, visited different cities in Germany to meet with high ranking representatives and to discuss the changes and challenges the Hashemite Kingdom is facing, especially with regard to the ongoing civil war in Syria and its impact on Jordan and the region. One of the main topics was, in this framework, the role of Germany in the Middle East.

November 5, 2013

“The Syrian Conflict and its Impact on Jordan”

The Syrian civil war aggravated into an untransparent conflict in terms of players, level of violence, victims, and an increasing number of refugees. Especially Jordan is facing a huge influx of Syrian refugees which poses significant socio-economic, political, and security challenges to the country. In this context, KAS Amman and RCCP organized an international seminar on the 3rd of July 2013 to discuss various perspectives of the Syrian conflict and its impact on Jordan. more…

September 22, 2013

The Arab Spring and its Impact on Media

In the course of the Arab Spring the whole region experienced a wave of optimism and hope for the development of a free media landscape. Against this background KAS Amman, in cooperation with the Jadal Media Training Center, organized a workshop to discuss the development of the media during and after the Arab Spring as well as its crucial role in the process of democratization, taking place on March 16, 2013. more…

September 19, 2013

The Arab Spring and its Effects on Women

In the course of long lasting resistance against dictatorships women were assigned a significant role. Though, it was the momentum of the Arab Spring that signaled and enhanced an unprecedented greater public presence of women’s struggle against exclusion and marginalization. In order to ensure a fruitful examination of the Arab Spring and the impact on women KAS Amman and Jadal Media Training Center organized a discussion panel on the July 8, 2013. more…

September 18, 2013

Training Workshop:

Introduction to Media Skills for Women’s Organizations

Women’s organizations in Jordan are highly committed to serve the cause of equality and justice for society. Yet, their work is not known by a large part of the community. One reason is that many of their members lack the skills needed to approach and to professionally deal with media companies. Therefore, KAS Amman and Imdad Media Center organized a five days Trainingworkshop for Jordanian women’s organizations to gain better media skills. more…

September 3, 2013

Energy Security in the Middle East - Geopolitics, Security Challenges and Sustainable Supplies

With regard to the critical global need for energy security as well as the specific need to combat the energy dilemma in Jordan, KAS Jordan Office, the Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS), the US-Korea Institute and, the Omni Advisory Group and the Energy Center of the Higher Council for Science and Technology organized a conference on June 12-13, 2013, in Amman entitled “Energy Security in the Middle East - Geopolitics, Security Challenges and Sustainable Supplies” more…