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May 11, 2012

Designing the Blueprint for Better Local Governance in Southeast Asia

After two days of intense and stimulating discussions, the co-organised regional workshop between DELGOSEA and UCLG produced in ‘The Phnom Penh Record of Principles on Strengthening Decentralization and Local Governance’. The statement is calling to look into options for a more permanent dialogue on decentralization and local governance in ASEAN. more…

January 15, 2012
A discussion organized by the Kondrad-Adenauer-Stiftung with Mr. Washington Sycip and young, Filipino centrist democrats on considerations and views on the poverty reduction strategies of the Philippines.

Dialogue on Poverty Reduction Strategies

Dialogue on Poverty Reduction Strategies between Centrist Democrats and Mr. Washington Sycip

A discussion organized by the Kondrad-Adenauer-Stiftung with Mr. Washington Sycip and young, Filipino centrist democrats on consid rations and views on the poverty reduction strategies of the Philippines.

October 27, 2011

Capacity Building on Geographic Information Systems for Local Government Units

Local government officials in Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao are afforded the opportunity to apply an effective Geographic Information Systems to their operations as well as coordinate with neighboring local government units through the capacity building and comprehensive planning session organized and facilitated by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung partner, the Local Government Development Foundation. more…

October 1, 2011

DELGOSEA Midterm Conference - Stakeholders from all Countries Coming Together

DELGOSEA's (Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia) midterm conference took place on the Indonesian island of Batam from 27 - 28 September. It provided a great opportunity for all actors involved in the project to get together and take stock. Nearly 140 representatives of both pilot and best practice cities, members of LGAs, government bodies, speakers from the EU and ASEAN found plenty to talk about, both in plenary sessions and working groups. more…

June 15, 2011

Questions on Philippine Democracy

Speech Delivered by Dr. Peter Köppinger at the Philippine College of Criminology, Manila

"Democracy in mass societies means representation of all people...Democracy means participation of people in political decision making...Democracy means respect for human rights and the protection of the rights of disadvantaged groups by a strong state...Democracy means control of power...Democracy means equality of opportunities..." stated Dr. Peter Köppinger on June 8, 2011 at a Faculty Development Seminar: "Do you find this in the Philippines?" more…

February 3, 2011

Centrist Democratic Movement in the Philippines Moves Forward

The Centrist Democratid Movement begun momentum start of 2010 in 5 regions all over the country and established a federation end of 2010. With their national and regional leaders, the movement decided their 2011 strategy: become an established political party; increase membership across the archipelago, accept membership from all ages, including established reform-minded Centrist Democratic officials and elected representatives. Guests to this planning session were Dr. and Mrs. Gerhard Wahlers. more…

January 17, 2011

Centrist Democratic Local Government

Deputy Secretary General of the European and International Cooperation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung worldwide stressed the importance of local self-government and a government structure based on the Principle of Subsidiarity for a democratic and economically properous society. He also reassured the centrist democratic governors and mayors of the continued support of KAS. Photo (l-r): Dr. Peter Koeppinger, Mrs. Annette Wahlers, Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, former President Fidel V. Ramos more…

December 10, 2010

Capacity Building Workshop - Welcome Remarks by Dr. Peter Köppinger

Welcome remarks by Dr. Peter Köppinger during the opening ceremony of the Capacity Building Workshop for Local Coaches on Local Governance Best Practices, on November 18, 2010 in Pattaya, Thailand. The workshop is an activity within the framework of the EC co-funded project "Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast-Asia (DELGOSEA)". The project is managed by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stifung in Manila. more…

December 8, 2010

Misamis Oriental’s Select Clusters Adapt Thailand's Best Practice Model on Fiscal Management and Investment Promotion

Since the beginning of March this year, Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF) entered into partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and organizations from 4 other Southeast Asian nations for a project co-funded by the European Commission. The action is entitled Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia which involves the identification and exchange of best practices on democratic local governance in select the thematic fields. more…

December 2, 2010

VIIIth World Congress: Constitutions and Principles

The International Association of Constitutional Law will conduct its VIIIth World Congress "Constitutions and Principles" in Mexico City (Dec 6-10). This international conference is a unique opportunity for constitutional jurists worldwide to exchange views and ideas on current constitutional matters with an international dimension. The conference is supported by the Rule of Law Programme of KAS which shares the common purpose to promote better solutions to constitutional challenges worldwide. more…