News

July 1, 2017
Strenghtening Parliament

New KAS Publication

Making Parliaments more active and interactive

This booklet provides suggestions how to strengthen the legislative chambers in Myanmar in their work in order to support the democratic transition. It can be obtained at KAS Myanmar free of charge.

June 26, 2017

1930 - 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. more…

June 15, 2017
KAS Representative Dr. Norbert Eschborn and Deputy Lower House Speaker U Te Khun Myatt

Parliamentary Support

KAS and Myanmar's Lower House of Parliament start Cooperation Talks

Dr. Norbert Eschborn, Authorized Representative of KAS in Myanmar, met with the Deputy Speaker of the Phyithu Hluttaw, U Te Khun Myatt, and the leadership of the Lower House's administration in Nay Pyi Taw in the beginning of June. Both sides have known each other since KAS's successful workshops in political communication for MPs in 2016. On the occasion of their recent meeting they discussed possible future fields of support for the Lower House through KAS.

February 8, 2017

2017 Scholarships for Journalists

Adenauer Fellowship for Media & Communications in Asia

The Adenauer Fellowship for Media & Communications in Asia awards scholarships for 2017. The program supports journalists and communication professionals from 18 Asian countries in broadening their experience by giving financial grants for post-graduate studies or internships. Applicants should be 35 or younger, they need a first university degree (e.g. Bachelor), at least two years of work experience, good English skills and an (application for an) university place or internship. more…

January 17, 2017

New Office Premises

KAS Myanmar Moves Office to Hledan Centre in Yangon

After three years of working under sub-optimal conditions the KAS team in Myanmar was delighted to move into new premises with up to date facilities at Hledan Centre in Yangon's Kamayut Township. The Centre is also home to the EU delegation in Myanmar and is located near the Yangon University's campus. The new premises will allow KAS to offer - for the first time in the office's short history - internships as now appropriate workstations are available. more…

November 25, 2016

Rule of Law in Myanmar

Successful Workshop with the Constitutional Tribunal

The regional Rule of Law Programm of KAS for Asia (Singapore) conducted a workshop together with the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar on 25-26 November 2016 in Naypyitaw. Support came from Australian constitutional law experts from the University of New South Wales (Sidney). Members of the Tribunal as well as research staff were introduced to the role and functions of Constitutional Courts in comparative perspective. The event served as launch of future role of law projects of KAS in Myanmar. more…

August 7, 2016

Karen State Public Forum

Dialogue of State Government and Parliament with Civil Society

Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint (left, with Dr. Norbert Eschborn of KAS), Chief Minister of the Karen State, and the Speaker of the State Parliament, U Saw Chit Khin, were contributors on the occasion of a public forum with civil society from Karen State, organized by KAS Myanmar Office and the Bayda Institute. More than 200 participants attended and also critically commented on the accountability reports of both state government and parliament during the first 100 days of their respective terms. more…

May 18, 2016
Besuch 16-05-18 Constitutional Tribunal Myanmar

KAS Rule of Law Project Work in Asia

Exploratory Talks with Myanmar's Constitutional Tribunal

The Constitutional Tribunal appears like a natural partner for KAS due to the foundation's decades-long experience with rule of law projects in Asia. Therefore, KAS Rule of Law Asia Program Director Gisela Elsner and Dr. Norbert Eschborn, Head of KAS Myanmar office, met with Members of the Tribunal on 18 May 2016 in Naypyitaw. Pictured are Members U Nyi Nyi and U Khin Maung Cho (first right).

May 5, 2016
Besuch Prof. Dr. Egon Jüttner MdB in Myanmar

Prof. Dr. Egon Jüttner MP met with KAS

CDU Foreign Policy Expert in Myanmar

In the context of his week-long visit to Myanmar in the beginning of May, Prof. Dr. Egon Jüttner, Member of the Foreign Policy Committee of the German parliament, also met with KAS. Both Dr. Norbert Eschborn (left), Head of the KAS Myanmar office, and Project Assistant Julian Rothkopf informed the MP for Mannheim about the state and perspectives of the democratic transition process in the country.

January 26, 2016
Meeting 16-01-26 Jürgen Klimke MdB mit Dr. Norbert Eschborn und Susanne Käss

Upcoming Committee Visit to Myanmar

MP Jürgen Klimke met with Myanmar experts of KAS

In preparation of the upcoming visit to Myanmar by the Committee on Economic Cooperation of the German parliament (Bundestag) in March, committee member Jürgen Klimke MP received Dr. Norbert Eschborn (left), designated head of the KAS Myanmar office, and Susanne Käss, the desk officer in charge, for a meeting in Berlin. Subjects discussed included focuses and perspectives of the foundation's project work in the country where a KAS office was officially opened in the beginning of 2014.