Dr. Ralf Brauksiepe, Parliamentary Secretary to the German Federal Minis-ter of Labour and Social Affairs, visited the Omani capital last weekend at the invitation of the KAS.
Civil Society in the GCC
In the presence of high-ranking representatives of the civil society as well as public and private sector, the fourth annual ceremony of the Civil Society Leaders Awards took place on December 11th 2012.
Civil Society in the GCC
The independent Omani Think Tank “Tawasul - Global Connections Center” has – in cooperation with KAS Regional Programme Gulf States – launched the application process for the 4th Civil Society Leaders Awards. Application for projects, organisations and individuals is open until November 14.
Media and Politics in Germany
Twelve talented young journalists from the Sultanate of Oman have visited Berlin in early October to attend a seminar on Germany's political system and media landscape.
2nd GCC Think Tank Dialogue in Salalah
Think Tanks from all GCC states gathered in Salalah on July 7 for the second time to discuss their role within the region’s societies. AFKAR2 is the continuation of last year’s event, which was the first of its kind in the Gulf region.
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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.
EU-project launched in Rome
A consortium of five organisations, both from Europe and the Gulf, has recently launched the SHARAKA project in Rome, Italy. The two-year project is co-funded by the European Commission and aims at strengthening understanding and cooperation in EU-GCC relations exploring ways to promote relations between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
As a result of the unexpected closure of its office in Abu Dhabi, the Regional Program continues its activities temporarily from Amman. The Gulf region will remain at the focus of the foundation’s work. For the second half of 2012, numerous activities are planned in cooperation with local partners. The next event is the 2nd GCC Think Tank Dialogue in Salalah, Oman, which is to take place in July.
The KAS Regional Program Gulf States, the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) Oman and the Oman Journalist Association successfully completed their first jointly organized journalism training course. The week-long introductory course which was led by JONA-alumni Anne Allmeling and Abdullah Al-Maani from the SQU offered 16 Omani journalism students (14 women) the opportunity to gain first experience in the work of a journalist.
Al Boom - Future of the Emirates
KAS Regional-Program Gulf-States conducted the 6th Annual German-Arab Journalists' Academy in Abu Dhabi in October 2011. Eight scholars from the KAS journalism program in Germany worked together with eight young journalists from the United Arab Emirates(UAE). Together they explored new reporting and narrative styles and created a multi-media online portal titled: "Al Boom - Future of the Emirates"! The website is now live and can be found at:www.alboom-magazine.com