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GCC Think Tanks gather in Salalah to discuss their Impact in Societal Development

Tawasul hosts second regional Think Tank Dialogue (“AFKAR2”) in cooperation with KAS Regional Programme Gulf States

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. The dialogue is a one-day seminar which aims at strengthening the effectiveness and impact of research institutes. Its objective is to extend the existing framework of action and the level of cooperation among Think Tanks and with the various stakeholders. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | July 15, 2012

EU project launched in Rome

SHARAKA – Enhancing Understanding and Cooperation in EU-GCC Relations

KAS Regional Programme Gulf States partners with European and Gulf organisations and research centres to implement activities in both regions more…

Rahma Janetzke | Event Reports | June 21, 2012

First Journalism Training Course in Oman a Raving Success

KAS Regional Programme Gulf States exports Journalism Training to additional GCC countries

The KAS Regional Programme Gulf States, the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) Oman and the Oman Journalist Association successfully completed their first joint 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. The seminar marked the first step in KAS’ efforts to expand its training activities beyond the borders of the UAE to other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. more…

Event Reports | March 13, 2012

Al Boom - Future of the Emirates

Online Portal of the 6th German-Arab Journalists' Academy

KAS Regional Programme Gulf States conducted the 6th Annual German-Arab Journalists' Academy in Abu Dhabi in October 2011. Eight scholars from the KAS journalism programme 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: more…

Event Reports | March 7, 2012



The political impact of the “Arab Spring”, which began a little over a year ago in Tunisia, has been at the centre of academic and political reviews. KAS Regional Programme Gulf States took the analysis to another level and invited Raed H. Charafedinne, Vice Governor of the Lebanese Central Bank, to Abu Dhabi to speak about the economic aspects of the Arab transformation process. The Policy Breakfast "The Economic and Financial Prospects of the Arab Awakening - A Year On" had been jointly organised with the INSEAD Business School Abu Dhabi. more…

Event Reports | March 5, 2012