About us - Foundation Office Malaysia
Welcome to MY KAS – Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Malaysia
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a German non-profit, non-governmental and independent Think Tank with offices in more than 120 countries worldwide. Freedom, solidarity, and the rule of law are the basic principles underlying our work.
KAS Malaysia works together with a number of excellent partners in the fields of economic development, sustainability, inclusion of women and youth as well as security and we strive to enhance regional and international exchange in order to connect experts and decision makers across the globe and to build bridges. KAS has been playing an active role in Malaysia for over four decades.
Our programme priorities in Malaysia include the following:
- social and economic transformation
- sustainable development
- inclusion of women and youth
- civil society and parliament
- bilateral and international relations
- security and conflict prevention
- climate change and energy security
In implementing its projects and programmes, KAS works in partnership with Malaysian partner organisations, such as think tanks, training institutions, government agencies and non-governmental institutions.
All our activities are funded exclusively by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and with that our work forms an important part of the bilateral cooperation between Germany and Malaysia.
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Germany and globally
In Germany as well as abroad, our programs aim at promoting freedom, solidarity, and the rule of law. KAS is ideologically close to the CDU of Germany. Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967), its founder, was the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and his name is synonymous with the democratic reconstruction of Germany, the firm alignment of foreign policy with the trans-Atlantic community of values, the vision of a unified Europe and an orientation towards the social market economy. His intellectual heritage continues to serve both as our aim as well as our obligation today.
In our European and international cooperation we work for people to be able to live self-determined lives in freedom and dignity. With our efforts we contribute to Germany meeting its growing responsibilities throughout the world. We work towards the promotion of democratic values, the rule of law and a sustainable, inclusive and social market economy. To foster peace and freedom we encourage a continuous dialog at the national and international levels as well as the exchange between all cultures.Human beings in their distinctive dignity and with their rights and responsibilities are at the heart of our work. We are guided by the conviction that human beings are the starting point in the effort to bring about social justice and democratic freedom while promoting sustainable economic activity. By bringing people together who embrace their responsibilities in society, we develop active networks across all spheres as well as in society as a whole. With our partnership based cooperation, we hope to shape the globalization process along more socially equitable, ecologically sustainable and economically efficient lines. Together with our partners we make a contribution to the creation of an international order that enables every country to develop in freedom and under its own responsibility.