Events

Seminar

THINK Green - SAVE Energy

Practical Energy Efficiency Seminar
THINK Green, SAVE Energy the new practical energy efficiency seminar is designed to provide beyond the studies insights into the professional and potential working environment.

Study and Information Program

LEGAL TRAINING ON CONSUMER’S RIGHT PROTECTION IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Phnom Penh, March 26th-27th, 2020
Faculty of Law and Public Affairs of Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia(FLPA) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Cambodia will jointly organize the first-ever Legal Training on consumer’s rights protection in digital era with the purpose to promote an awareness, teaching, discussion and researches on consumer's rights protection, Internet of Things, and consumer privacy and personal data protection.

Lecture

FREEDOM IS THE ONLY PURPOSE

Beethoven 250
A joint project between Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Cambodia and German Cambodian Cultural Center will be carried out in context of lecture and the chronological exhibition of Beethoven’s life stations under the theme “Freedom is the only purpose”. The purpose of this program is to encourage and ignite the support on Cambodian freedom of expression that remarkable individual like Ludwig van Beethoven, bravely and freely expressed himself and addressed the development of society. 2020 marks 250 years of his legacy that freedom is the only purpose!

Event

KAS-Female Legal Youth Network

KASFLY 2020
To support young ambitious women in the legal sector of Cambodia Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Cambodia set up the KAS Female-Legal-Youth Network (KAS-FLY Network). The network will connect a group of high potential law students and young professionals with legal experts and support the development of professional and personal skills which are crucial for the future endeavour in the legal sector.

Expert conference

Expert talk

Remembrance in Cambodia and Germany

What we can learn from a comparison
Together with GIZ Cambodia along with our experts Dr. Thomas Lutz and Ms. Farina So, we would like to invite students with major of study and interest in history to a joint workshop that exchanges the insights between Cambodia and Germany. This participatory workshop will also invite participants to address why it is important for the change of the society after the period of state crimes, crimes against humanity concerning victims, perpetrators, and teaching about the past during the Nazi Period. Integrated in the discussion, participants will also assessed their prior knowledge on dealing with the past in Cambodia, what to know, and experiences gained from the workshop.

Forum

Waste Summit 2019

New Business Models and Innovation
Smart waste business models and innovation for a clean Cambodia!

Workshop

Youth and Peacebuilding Cambodia 2019

Workshop on Youth and Peacebuilding Cambodia is running one year after another! Happening this September from the 16th through the 22nd 2019!
2019 marks second year of successful cooperative partnership between Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Cambodia and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum supported by Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. Upon their successful application, engaging this workshop are the 35 Cambodian Youths of different faiths, genders, and backgrounds ranging from High School to University. The purpose of this workshop is to support the dialogues between Cambodian youth and experts of this field to bring about precise understanding particularly in this historical and peace studies which will eventually create positive changes in Cambodian citizenship as well as positive peace in Cambodia.

Expert talk

Digital Future Talk

Industry 4.0 - The Future of the Garment Sector
The digital future talk "Industry 4.0: The Future of the garment Sector" will take up the timely topic of digitalisation and economic transformation in the Cambodian garment sector.

Forum

Political Education Academy

Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with Khmer Youth Association and Politikoffee invites you to submit applications to the Political Education Academy. The Political Education Academy (PEA) seeks to enhance political participation of young people in Cambodia with the aim to empower them to be the driving force for a positive social change and to be the next generation of political, governmental, and civil society leaders for the country. To this end, the academy is particularly seeking to attract the participation from Cambodian young people who are keen in engaging in the field of politics and sociality. This academy will last for 4 days (May 27th-30th, 2019) at Kampot province and will gather political-interested youths from different spheres and institutions to learn, discuss, analyze, and reflect the matter of politics within the selected themes in general and in Cambodian context, as well as to transform those politics and social-related ideas into an implementable project which will benefit Cambodian society as a whole.

Seminar

Training on Environmental Law for Professors and Legal Practitioners

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Cambodia in cooperation with Faculty of Law and Public Affairs of Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (FLPA-PUC) invite you to apply to participate in a two-day Training Series on Environmental Law for Professors and Legal Practitioners (TELPLP) to be held from April 4-5, 2019 in Siem Reap Province.

Event Reports

Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Challenges and Prospects

by Denis Schrey

On the 26th of October 2011 an Academic Forum on “Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Challenges and Prospects” was organised by the International Relations Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (IRIC) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

Event Reports

Sicherheitskooperation im asiatisch pazifischen Raum

by Denis Schrey

Am 26.Oktober 2011 veranstaltete das International Relations Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (IRIC) gemeinsam mit der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) ein Forum zum Thema Sicherheitskooperation in der Asien-Pazifik Region. Ziel des Forums war es die aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Region unter sicherheitspolitischen Gesichtspunkten zu betrachten und Herausforderungen so wie zukünftige Handlungsmöglichkeiten insbesondere der ASEAN-Staaten zu identifizieren (siehe englischen Veranstaltungsbericht).

Event Reports

7. Law Talk

by Denis Schrey

Rule of Law
On 16th and 17th of September 2011, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in close cooperation with Jörg Menzel, Law Professor at the University of Bonn and former in house consultant to the Cambodian Senate, organised the 7th Law Talks Forum on the Topic: "Rule of Law" in Sihanoukville.

Event Reports

Social Justice – in Inter-Religious Perspective

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Occasional Paper on Democratic Development Vol. 3
This volume of the Occasional Papers on Democratic Development looks at the term “social justice” from the perspectives of Buddhist, Muslim and Christian faiths. We have asked outstanding proponents of the Buddhist, Muslim, Catholic and Protestant religious groups in Cambodia to elaborate on the term “social justice”. In addition, a Catholic German parliamentarian has added a European point of view. The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has a mandate to promote democratic political institutions and policies. Why should we address a concept from religious perspectives rather than from a primarily political one? The answer is easy. We would like to emphasise that there is certainly no wish to interfere in the affairs of any religious community in Cambodia. Nor does this volume deal with the relationship between the state and religious organizations as institutions, independent of each other. Our intention here is to deal with issues raised by the links between religion and politics. “Religion and politics” is concerned with two spheres of activity in the life of the same person. Citizens who belong to religious groups are also members of secular society. This dual association generates a close relationship between the religious and the secular spheres. The relationship we intend to look into is the influence of religious belief on secular political preference and decision-making.Religious beliefs have moral, social and political implications. It is inevitable for people of faith to express these through their activities as citizens in the political order. Religious beliefs have secular political validity. As they are thought by their exponents to possess high religious authority, politicians and the state are well advised to take account of these convictions when formulating policies. The concept of social justice is paramount in the policies of a state. During rapid economic growth in Cambodia the gap between rich and poor has widened, as it has in many other countries. How far this trend is to be accepted will influence the policies of the state. In that regard this volume is political in nature.I express my appreciation to all the contributing authors. Heng Monychenda, Director of the independent NGO Buddhism for Development (BfD) deserves particular gratitude for having edited this volume and for having taken great care that difficult religious and philosophical terms were appropriately translated. The KAF has had the great privilege to work with Heng Monychenda for more than two decades. We have always agreed that moral, ethical and religious values are vital for secular economic and political decision-making. Mr. Yi Thon, Secretary General of the Cambodian Inter Religious Council was of great help in organizing a conference in Phnom Penh in August 2007 during which drafts of the papers compiled were presented and discussed.Wolfgang MeyerCountry RepresentativeKonrad Adenauer Foundation

Event Reports

CCJ Launches Journalists' Writing Contest on "Rural Development"

The KAS-partner Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) in collaboration with Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Cambodia launches the "Journalists' Writing Contest" in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The contest, which focuses thematically on rural development, aims to encourage Cambodian journalists to write comprehensive and professional news stories on rural development. LWF Cambodia is sponsoring the contest. Please find the official press release attached.

Event Reports

Journalist Training Course

KAS-partner CCJ and IJF start a five day training course from June 9 to educate 22 Cambodian journalists in techniques and skills of writing and reporting. The training will be held by Ms Margaret Freaney, an experienced journalist from the United States and founding academic director of the Caucasus School of Journalism in Georgia. Please find the official press release attached.

Event Reports

"Victim and Witness Protection" Police Officer Training

Press Release
The Khmer Institute of Democracy Phnom Penh accommodates the final closing ceremony for Cambodian police officers trained on Victim and Witness Protection on April 8th. The police training has been co-funded by the EU and the KAF. The police officers were trained on VWP laws and practices. The respective press release is available here…

Event Reports

Town and Regional Planning

Good Practice Report
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation cooperates with the DED in a pilot project promoting decentralization and administrative reform. The contribution of the DED experts concentrates on the strengthening of planning authorities and on general administration matters. A Good-Practice-Report by the DED’s sector coordinator Ralf Syman, is available in the German language only.

Event Reports

International Parliamentary Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Horst Posdorf, MEP, held a lecture about the role of parliamentarians in foreign politics and international organizations devoted to parliamentary cooperation. The program was held at the Cambodian National Assembly, at the Senate and at the International Relations Institute (IRIC). The lecture can be downloaded here…

Event Reports

"Power, Money, Values and the Public Good - What Politics Is and What It Should Be"

Lecture held by H.E. Prof. Dr. Horst Posdorf MEP during the alumni meeting of KAS scholars in Phnom Penh
The lecture on “Power, money, values and the public good – What politics is and what it should be” was held during the alumni meeting of former KAF scholars at the office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Phnom Penh on December 11, 2007. The text of the speech can be downloaded in English.
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