Event Reports

Energy Transformations: Experiences from Taiwan and Germany

Luncheon discussion with members of the German Bundestag

On invitation of KAS RECAP, German and Taiwanese politicians, academics and entrepreneurs discussed experiences of the German “Energiewende" and opportunities for closer cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy security and climate change. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | May 8, 2018

Driving Innovations in Hong Kong and Germany

Policies and Incentives

Hong Kong is considered as the leading financial and trade center of Asia. But is it also a place to be for young start-up companies? On invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, young entrepreneurs and politicians from Germany and Hong Kong compared their views on how to promote innovation in Hong Kong. more…

May 4, 2018

Achieving Universal Electricity Access in Southeast Asia

Unlocking the Door towards Sustainable Development

Around 20% of the population in Southeast Asia do not have access to electricity. Lack of energy use serves as a significant factor hindering sustainable development of developing countries in terms of education, health, gender, environment, economic growth, food security, and water. KAS RECAP and the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), the National University of Singapore hosted a workshop from April 17-18 in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss national and regional efforts to accelerate access to electricity. more…

Eric Lee | April 26, 2018

China´s One Belt - One Road Initiative

7th UACES Workshop on EU-China Relations

The “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) has become a concept central to China's foreign policy – aiming at connecting the Eurasian continent from Ningbo and Shanghai at the shores of the Pacific to Duisburg and Rotterdam in Western Europe. This initiative goes far beyong physical infrastructre, such as pipelines and railroads. It is part of a new emerging world order. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | April 24, 2018

Innovation and Sustainability in Germany

Kick-off event with the H.K.U. Engineering Alumni Association (HKUEAA)

How did Germany succeed in becoming one of the most innovative countries? What are the challenges for the leading European economy in transforming itself into a blueprint for sustainable development? Dr. Peter Hefele, Director RECAP, presented an in-depth analysis of the German innovation system and the energy transformation to members of the H.K.U. Engineering Alumni Association (HKUEAA)and engineering students of the Hongkong University in preparation of a study trip to Munich in June 2018. more…

Dr. Peter Hefele | April 14, 2018

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.