Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Young Political Leaders Caucus (KASYP-LC)

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The Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians was first conceptualised in 2010 and has since completed seven batches of participants (as of 2017). As a result, over 140 political projects have been implemented (as of September 2017) across at least 10 Asian countries. A network of KASYP alumni members has been meeting since 2012 in a series of annual meetings, as follows:

• KASYP Asian Youth Forum, 12-14 July 2012, Bangkok (Thailand)

• KASYP International Workshop on “Youth And Politics”, 27-29 May 2013, Singapore

• KASYP Alumni Meeting 2014 “Regional Integration, Good Governance and Democracy in Asia”, 27-30 November 2014, Penang (Malaysia)

• KASYP Alumni Meeting 2015 “Devolving Power in Asia: Experiences in Good Governance”, 29-31 October 2015, Davao City (Philippines)

The alumni list continues to grow (with more than 100 individuals in the database) and with limited resources, the challenge of providing effective follow-up mechanisms for those who are committed to politics persists. It has therefore been crucial to select representatives from various political parties and countries who remain politically engaged and have shown growth in their political careers since graduating from the programme. It is with this intention that the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Young Political Leaders Caucus was established.

OBJECTIVES

a) To offer an annual platform for selected KASYP alumni members to further hone their skills and expertise by way of policy panel discussions and interactive discussions with fellow Asian peers in crafting domestic/regional advances in issue areas impacting youth, political parties and the SGDs.

b) Develop a network of like-minded young political actors who are committed to strengthening political parties and youth participation in policy advocacy, especially within the greater SDG framework.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Broadly, alumni members from participating KASYP countries in South and South East Asia who are mid-level leaders in politics/governance will be shortlisted. They should:

1. Uphold values and principles of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

2. Actively participate as members of a political party

3. Be below the age of 45 years old

4. Hold important leadership position in party/government

5. Successfully completed their two-year training via the KASYP programme

6. Interested in international relations and regional cooperation

  • Please note the selection of all caucus members lies within the discretion of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation with consideration of budget and fair representation of individuals from all participating KASYP countries.