Annual Reports KAS Australia & Pacific

Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific - Activities 2020

The Annual Report 2020 summarises all our activities for the past year. Dive into our exciting past programs reaching from Australia to New Zealand and to our destinations in the South Pacific.

Welcome to the fourth edition of the KAS Australia and the Pacific Regional Programme Annual Report!

“2020 will be remembered for major disruptions on both a national and global scale, from the devastating Australian bushfires to the global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The latter has turned the world upside down and will shape history with its long-term effects.” – Dr Beatrice Gorawantschy

In our fourth year as an established regional office, we have achieved to host and contribute to a number of theme-focused events in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific – mostly in a digitalized way.

These ranged from political dialogue programmes to intensify the bilateral relationship between Germany, Australia and New Zealand in the field of Foreign and Security Policy, Cyber Security and our well established annual Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue, Energy Policy as well as a focus on Development Policy. In 2020 we also established a Rule of Law Dialogue between Germany and Australia. Additionally, we further expanded our foothold in the South Pacific in cooperation with the Victoria University Wellington by initiating an online International Dispute Resolution Training Programme that focusses on climate change in the Pacific Region.

Click the PDF to read more about our activities. The publication is only available in English.


Juliane Strache

Juliane Strache

Office, Events and Communication Manager +61 2 6154 9322