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Tag der KAS 2012
50 Years of International Cooperation
For 50 years the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been engaging in fostering democracy, the rule of law and Social Market Economy. Be part of our journey by watching our new video and find out how our projects look like and with whom we work.
Discussion forum 4th-6th July in Malawi
On 4th (Lilongwe), 5th (Zomba) and 6th July (Blantyre) the KAS organized a discussion forum on Social Market Economy in cooperation with the Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) and the Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN). The guest speaker was Prof. Dr. Jörg Winterberg from Germany (SHR Hochschule Heidelberg) who explained the basic aspects of the economic model which was adopted in Germany after the Second World War. The presentation was followed by lively discussions.
4th Ecomonic Forum Malawi
Leaders in the public service should decide to make a difference!
The 4th Economic Forum, a joint initiative between MEJM, ECAMA and KAS, was held on Friday, 4th March 2011, in Lilongwe. Both the main presenter and the discussant agreed that the role of politics cannot be overemphasized in attaining effectiveness in the public service, therefore stressing the importance of political leadership to attaining an effective public service. Leaders in the public service should decide to make a difference, thereby creating ‘islands of excellence’.
Young Politicians Union in Malawi
The 6th Annual General Conference for the Young Politicians Union (YPU) took place from 4th to 6th February 2011 at Kanjedza Lodge in Blantyre. The conference that brought together 87 delegates from 23 districts was officially opened by Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Development- Charles Mchacha, MP. Political parties represented by the delegates included the DPP, MCP, UDF, AFORD, PPM, PETRA, AFORD, RP, MDP and MAFUNDE.
3. Economic Forum in Malawi
“Malawians must have a shared sense of national consciousness” highlighted Professor Dr. Blessings Chinsinga.
Organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in collaboration with the Malawi Economic Justice Network and the Economics Association of Malawi, the event attracted professionals from different areas to discuss the current situation of the civil service in the country and ways to improve its performance.
The 2. Economic Forum, co-organized by Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), Economic Association of Malawi (ECAMA), and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on September 7th, 2010, had its focus on the viability of public social protection programmes in Malawi. Members of Parliament, academics and civil society representatives participated in a lively discussion. Read more!
The joint seminar on Malawi’s economic and development model took place on the 10th of June 2010 and was co-hosted by the Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA), Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The meeting brought together members of parliament, civil society groups, scholars, development and financial analysts and donor agency representatives, interested citizens, and the media. Find the seminar report here!
Social Market Economy
"The unequal distribution of global prosperity is a contributing factor for increasing political and social tensions. The only way to overcome the current financial and economic crisis is to have international rules for the financial markets." Guidelines for Prosperity, Social Justice, and Sustainable Economic Activity, signed by the President of the European Parliament Prof. Pöttering, the President of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Prof. Vogel, and others, can be downloaded here.
KAS in Malawi
Agreement signed with Government
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with the Goverment of Malawi that regulates the status of the Foundation and its work in Malawi. The contract was signed by Hon. Davis Katsonga, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Burkhard Margraf, the Foundations Regional Coordinator.
Successful training of young politicians
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has conducted a training with 20 young politicians in March. The German Ambassador, Albert Gisy, closed the training officially and handed out the certificates. The young people will go out to the districts later in the year for outreach programs.