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March 5, 2012

KAS Regional-Program Gulf-States expands Journalism training to further GCC – countries

Following the successful establishment of training courses for young journalists in the United Arab Emirates, KAS Regional-Program Gulf-States expands its training activities and offers its courses now also in Oman and Kuwait. The first seminar is currently running in Muscat in cooperation with the Cultural Club of Oman and the Oman Journalist Association. During the 1-week course 16 junior journalists are given the opportunity to get first hand insights into the principles of journalistic work. more…

February 14, 2012

A window of opportunity for Islamic Finance - KAS hosted Economic Policy Talk with Simon Gray, DFSA

With conventional financial systems struggling to master the global financial crisis, alternative economic models such as Islamic Finance have become more interesting. “The obvious failures in the conventional financial system have at least created a willingness to listen to alternatives. With that Islamic Finance is given the opportunity to proof itself and to play a key part in the world economy;” stated Simon Gray, Director of Supervision at the Dubai Financial Services Authority last night. more…

January 18, 2012

New Conference Publication: Im Plenum Kompakt: „Europe-Gulf-Africa. New Approaches to Sustainable Cooperation”

To discuss the principles and perspectives of future development and cooperation between Europe, the Gulf Region and Africa the KAS Regional Program Gulf-States and the international business school INSEAD Abu Dhabi Campus had jointly organized the conference: „From Private Action to Public Good". Featuring local projects and private entrepreneurships in Africa that had been supported by development programs the conference investigated the question how the Gulf region and further contribute more…

December 20, 2011

Fourth edition of DubaiDebates

Women’s rights are universal

A large audience witnessed Mishaal Al Gergawi moderating a debate, which did not in the least reflect the traditional picture so often associated with women in the Arab culture. The four panelists engaged in a passionate debate about the current and future role and activism of women in the ongoing transformation process in the Arab world. more…

December 20, 2011

Claiming social responsibility:

KAS-partner Tawasul bestows awards for civil society engagement

It was the third annual ceremony of the Civil Society Leaders Awards that brought together renowned figures of the public, the private and the civil society sectors. The awards honor extraordinary individuals, organizations and projects in the region. They are granted for strong commitment to civil society and outstanding contribution to sustainable social and economic development. more…

December 12, 2011

Dubai Debates on December 18th

Women, Civil Society and Leadership in a New Arab World

The fourth Dubai Debates will raise awareness of women’s ongoing struggle for freedom in the region and allow for a reflective discussion of their role as leaders in the emerging new Arab world order. Prominent activists like Mozn Hassan from Egypt as well as Amira Yahyaoui from Tunisia will discuss together with Political Science Professor Dr. Ebtissam Al Kitbi on December 18th in Dubai about the current and future role of women in the change of the Arab World. more…

December 8, 2011

Women's Empowerment in Kuwait

Women should play a greater role in public life in Kuwait. On this point, the fifty, mainly female participants agreed during a discussion forum. This holds particularly true for the acceptance of women in leadership positions. more…

December 6, 2011

Boost for young entrepreneurs in Kuwait

Twenty young women gathered in the Lady's Lounge of the Regency Hotel in Salmiya on November 28, to participate in a three-day workshop for young female entrepreneurs. more…

December 6, 2011

“Good Governance is key to sustainable transformation in the MENA region”

“Failure [economical as well as political] always goes back to poor governance.’ stated Dr. Nasser Al Saidi, Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and Executive Director of the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance at a lecture in Abu Dhabi. The event was part of a lecture series on Corporate Social Responsibility issues organized by the Regional-Program Gulf-States of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. more…

December 4, 2011

KAS supports entrepreneurship in Kuwait

Within the frame of the “Women's Leadership & Entrepreneurship Project”, Business & Professional Women Kuwait (BPW) and KAS Regional Program Gulf-States have launched an exhibition on “young female entrepreneurs”. The project aims at the development of economic structures and the enhancement of small businesses. It further promotes greater participation rights of young women. more…