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December 3, 2010
Opening speech given by PM Abhisit Vejjajiva.

Preparing Thai Public Administration for the ASEAN-Community

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva gave an opening speech at the conference jointly organized by KAS and OCSC. He described the progress towards the realization of the ASEAN-Community and outlined the necessity for the public administration to adjust to the new challenges trough reform.

December 2, 2010
The seminar which KAS organized in cooperation with the Institute of Democratization Studies

Young Leaders and the Future of Thai Democracy

During the seminar KAS organized in cooperation with the Institute of Democratization Studies, young MPs from government and opposition parties examined the role of young generation in promoting democracy and discussed new approaches for reconciliation of the politically divided society.

November 29, 2010
A unique exhibition showing five perspectives of five photographers

Rupture - Cause and Effect

A photographic exhibition supported by KAS has been opened to public at Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre. The exhibition explores the recent political crisis that erupted in Bangkok in May 2010 from the perspective of five artists. It invites to thought and reflection.

November 1, 2010
Group picture

PASTIS-Training

KAS Thailand hosted the PASTIS-Training for the KAS offices in Asia. The intensive training on the new Project management, Accounting, Control and Information System took place on 1st - 6th November 2010 at Nailert Park Hotel in Bangkok. The real-time operation of PASTIS will start in January 2011

October 22, 2010

Bringing the Best of the Private Sector to Development

KAS Thailand and the Federation of Thai Industries organized a Seminar on the contribution of the private sector to sustainable development. The discussion was based on a presentation by Mr. Oliver Wieck, Director of the International Trade and Development at the Federation of German Industries. more…

October 14, 2010

Security laws: Opportunities and Challenges for Conflict Resolution

Five month after the violent crackdown of the protests in Bangkok's inner city, the emergency decree still holds in parts of Thailand. Due to this fact KAS Thailand, the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), and the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) invited to a public forum. more…

September 26, 2010
CrCF Songkla

Special Laws in the South: Applications and Reflections

The two-day workshop “Special Laws in the South: Applications and Reflections” organized by KAS in cooperation with Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) in Songkla focused on current controversies and developments regarding the security law application in the Deep-south. The event addressed challenges local civil society organizations face in practice of law and human rights protection. Conclusion derived from series of debates will be published and launched in October.

September 20, 2010
Dilaogue Forum IDS Reformation Political Party System, Siam City Hotel, Bangkok, 16. September 2010.

Dialogue on "The Reform of the Political Party System"

In cooperation with Institute for Democratization Studies, KAS organized a high profile dialogue on September 16th in Bangkok. Attended by more than 80 participants with broad media coverage, and moderated by former deputy Prime Minister Mr. Chaturon Chaisang (TRT), the event focused on recent party dissolutions, the future of the political party system, and the reformation of the constitution. The debate focused on the importance of political parties for Thailand and their policy agendas.

September 7, 2010
Strengthening Leadership for Political Participation

Strengthening Leadership for Political Participation

The President of the Senate, Prasobsook Boondech, opened the workshop “Strengthening Leadership for political participation”, jointly organised by KAS Thailand and Secretariat of the Senate (SOS).

July 7, 2010

High-ranking Dialogue on the Conflict in the Deep-South

In cooperation with the Research Center for Peace Building, KAS successfully organized a high-ranking dialogue workshop seeking for practical mechanism for a peaceful settlement of the violent conflict. During the workshop, in which representatives from security forces, National Security Council, Academia and local NGOs participated, various dialogue methods have been applied. The event successfully contributed to building trust, cooperation and strategy.