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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…

November 21, 2011

Records of Dubai Debates now online

Who's got the Power? The Future of energy in the Arabian Gulf

The future of energy in the Arabian Gulf“ was the topic of the third “Dubai Debates”. Leading experts discussed the long journey from “black gold” towards “solar gold” and shed the light on opportunities and risks of nuclear energy, challenges of renewables and raised questiones about energy efficiency in the Arab Gulf. If you missed the debate watch the videos now online. more…

October 24, 2011

Stonger Political Awareness

Elected members of the Federal National Council discuss their role publically for the first time in UAE history

Almost 130.000 Emiratis were called to the ballot box to vote for 20 candidates to be elected to the Federal National Council (FNC) last September. This was only the second elections in UAE history. How significant they were for the country was discussed at a conference jointly organized by KAS Regional Program Gulf-States and Zayed University on October 20th 2011. Newly elected FNC candidates, well-known Emirati commentators, and campaign communication experts analyzed the election process. more…