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State Secretary Dr Ralf Brauksiepe visits Muscat for high-level Talks

Meetings with Ministry of Manpower and Omani MPs strengthen German-Omani friendship

Dr Ralf Brauksiepe, Parliamentary Secretary to the German Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, visited the Omani capital last weekend. Main focus of the visit was put on labour market policy issues. After a meeting at the Ministry of Manpower, a lecture and a discussion session with members of the State and Shura Council were held. An exchange with Omani civil society representatives contributed to enhancing German-Omani relations. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | March 14, 2013

Awards for civic engagement in the Gulf Region

KAS partner TAWASUL bestows 4th Civil Society Leaders Awards

In the presence of high-ranking representatives of the civil society as well as the public and private sectors, the fourth annual ceremony of the Civil Society Leaders Awards took place on 11 December, 2012. The event was organised by the renowned, independent Omani Think Tank Tawasul, in cooperation with the KAS Regional Programme Gulf States. more…

Rahma Janetzke | Event Reports | December 17, 2012

Young Omani Journalists explore Germany’s Political and Media System

Twelve talented young journalists from the Sultanate of Oman have visited Berlin in early October to attend a Study and Dialogue Programme in the German capital. The goal of the seminar was to foster the participants' journalistic skills and to offer them an insight into Germany's political system and media landscape. The programme was organised by the KAS Team for Interior Programmes and the Regional Programme Gulf States in cooperation with KAS Journalist Academy (JONA). more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | October 18, 2012

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