CII-KAS Interactive Session of the CII Trade Policy Committee

-by CII & KAS India

The India Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized an interaction between Prof. Heribert Dieter, Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and the CII Trade Policy Committee on the 28th of April 2022.

Opportunities for a more Inclusive Indian Foreign Policy

-by Kubernein Initiative-KAS India

New and emerging challenges, from the uncertainties caused by climate change to the cascading effects of the ongoing pandemic, call for alterations in traditional approaches to decision making. Voices need to be heard from diverse skill sets, backgrounds, expertise and lived experiences. A more inclusive foreign policy lens recognises the emerging threats to a nation and global relationships with an approach that is both progressive and realistic. With these issues in mind the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung India Office in cooperation with the Kubernein Initiative, brought forward a report exploring: "Opportunities for a more Inclusive Indian Foreign Policy."


-by CCAS-KAS India

The National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and the India Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) jointly organised the half-day workshop entitled "DECODING CHINA IN THE INDO-PACIFIC" on Thursday 28 April 2022. The event was conducted in hybrid format with both physical and virtual speakers and participants.

China’s third new era under Xi Jinping

-by CCAS-KAS India

The Centre for China Analysis and Strategy (CCAS) and the India Office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) organized an event on "China’s Third New Era Under Xi Jinping" on Thursday, 31 March 2022, 7:00 pm (IST) in New Delhi. Essentially the event sought to ascertain how Xi Jinping tightening his grip on members of the Politburo and the higher echelons of the Party has impacted the internal working of China. It also explored China’s attitude and posture towards India, which have undergone definite change since Xi Jinping adopted an aggressive foreign policy to achieve the 'rejuvenation of the Chinese nation'. This included the ongoing incursions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh since May 2020 along with an emphasis on China’s perception battle.

Launch of Training Manual on SDGs for NGOs

The Training Manual on SDGs for NGOs, which was developed jointly by the India Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Council for Social Development in collaboration with the Joint Staff Development Programme Network (JSDP), was launched on 30th March 2022. This manual will undoubtedly contribute to our overall goal of capacity building for a range of NGOs working countrywide directly at the grassroots level to facilitate their efforts in implementing the SDGs across the India and beyond.

TERI-KAS National workshop on, “Climate Change: New Age Evolution”

-by TERI-KAS India

Contrary to the metaphorical boat so often invoked when talking about Climate Change, there is only one Earth: our efforts to keep it afloat is a task of existential proportions that requires concrete action, not idle talk. The third day of the TERI-KAS national workshop on "Climate Change - New Age Evolution" provided us with precisely such urgently needed concrete action plans and solution approaches on how to effectively tackle the climate crisis facing today. Intense discussions among experts on the financial dimensions involved as well as on the technological and societal changes that are requisite to achieve our climate goals, a pathway towards a verdant India was laid out. This was built on the imperative desire to protect our citizens from the threats to their lives and well-being that climate change is already causing and will continue to cause in even more drastic forms in the times to come if we fail to act now. The conference deliberations ended with an outlook on the future of climate change for India and the shared realisation of all participants, that climate change is no longer a distant concern, it is happening right here, it is happening right now and it is our moral duty, as well as our pledge to future generations, to come together and combat it.

CII-KAS Webinar on “India and Germany Strengthening Skills”

-by CII-KAS India

India and Germany have been strong partners in the field of development cooperation. Skill enhancement has become a core focus area for the Indian Government and many initiatives and interventions have been undertaken in this direction to make Indian workers globally competitive. The Skill India Mission was launched in India in 2015, with the objective of transforming the training eco-system and imparting diverse skills to Indian workers with the help of vocational training and certification. Germany has been one of India’s most proactive partners in this area. Germany’s dual system of Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a simple, cost-effective and inclusive model that has been one of the pivotal factors behind the country’s competitiveness in the manufacturing sector. Therefore, India could learn a lot from Germany’s dual system of VET.

Rising Tensions in the South China Sea

-by CCAS-KAS India

In order to ascertain how China’s growing naval strength and aggression are viewed by the different players and also to provide a perspective as to the future contours in the region especially with the backdrop of the rising tension between the US and China and US efforts to build support for its Indo-Pacific strategy among the European countries, the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy (CCAS) & the India Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a diginar on the topic ‘Rising Tensions in the South China Sea’ on Monday, 14 February 2022 from 18:30-20:00 hrs (IST) on Zoom platform.

Virtual Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific

- by KAS Korea & KAS India

On 15 February 2022, the KAS Office Korea and the KAS Office India jointly hosted a virtual dialogue on the Indo-Pacific, which gathered five Indian and four South Korean subject matter experts. The two-hours long virtual meeting invited for an analytic comparison of the respective regional policy approaches, perceptions and strategies vis-à-vis the Indo-Pacific and related developments, as well as a look at the current state and potential of bilateral relations between the Republic of India and the Republic of Korea and their joint contributions to a rules-based international order as well as a free and open Indo-Pacific.


- by ICRIER & KAS India

The third webinar of the webinar series on the theme “Reforming WTO for the 21st Century” series, organized by ICRIER in partnership with the KAS-India Office, focused on the impact of geopolitics on the functioning and reform of the WTO; the rise of populist protectionism and geo-economic strategies across the globe; growing global anxieties with regard to coercive trade policies and fair trade; and the bearing of alternative adaptive plurilateral approaches on the future of the multilateral rules based global trading system. The speakers were Claudia Schmucker, Head, Geo-economics Program, German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, Biswajit Dhar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House, UK, and Amitendu Palit, Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore. The discussion was moderated by Sanjaya Baru, former Director, Geo-Economics and Strategy Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), UK. The opening welcome remarks were delivered by Deepak Mishra, Director & CE, ICRIER and Peter Rimmele, Resident Representative to India, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER gave the vote of thanks at the end of the webinar.


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