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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is cooperating with Malaysian partner organisations in West and East Malaysia to support the development of Malaysia.

Institut Pemikiran Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (IPDM)

The Institute Pemikiran Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (IPDM) was founded in 2003. Its vision is to become a center of excellence in thought, leadership and national policy. IPDM is a leading center for research and the collection of the thinking of Malaysia’s past Prime Ministers. IPDM's work focuses primarily on their leadership approaches, striving to use their thinking and leadership skills to make Malaysia more resilient and competitive.
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Institute For Development Studies (Sabah), IDS

Institute for Development Studies (IDS)
Established by the Sabah State Government in 1985, IDS is an autonomous, non-profit making research institute devoted to carrying out policy-oriented research on socio-economic and public administrative development issues. IDS also serves as a think-tank to the Sabah State Government. The research activities of IDS are concentrated in the areas of public policy analyses, economic forecasts and analyses, and general problem-oriented studies. The fundamental objective of IDS is to promote and develop research-based decision-making process in government with regard to policy formulation and implementation.
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Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
The Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia’s premier think-tank was established on April 8, 1983. As an autonomous and non-profit organisation, ISIS is engaged in objective and independent policy research.It also fosters dialogue and debate among the public sector, the private sector and academia.
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Institute of Malaysian & International Studies (IKMAS)

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The IK-MAS Institute at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was established in 1995 and is a center for social science research with a multidisciplinary perspective. IKMAS is a research center for regional and trans-regional studies that contributes to the understanding of historical and contemporary changes, taking into account the interests of the Malaysian society. IKMAS is particularly dedicated to international studies in the context of inter-regionality, connectivity and inclusive development. KAS Malaysia has been working with IK-MAS since 2023.
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Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS)

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Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) was establilshed in 2009 under the Ministry of Defence Malaysia with the aim generate thinking and knowledge sharing based on analytical research and study on defence and security issues. The output of the institute then informs the Ministry of Defence in its policy formulation and decision making processes.
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Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM)

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The Malaysian Institute of Management is one of Malaysia's leading management institute. Since 1977, MIM has established an enviable and creditable track record in providing education, training and personal development courses and seminars on the various sectors of management. In keeping with the times, MIM will continue to provide services to Malaysian management through its membership activities and enhanced skills in the management sector through the use of information and communication technology.
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United Nations Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB)

As the leading voice on business sustainability, the United Nations Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) drives multi-stakeholder action to forge a more sustainable future, grounded in the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals. Through various programmes, tools, and partnerships, UNGCMYB advances the stewardship of sustainable business practices and the country’s national agenda of becoming a regional sustainable business hub.
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Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) is one of the biggest advocates for women's rights in Malaysia and their work covers many different aspects in this regard. They are the largest service provider for domestic violence survivors in Malaysia, but WAO also advocates to improve laws and policies, to create lasting change in Malaysia's society towards a society that respects women’s rights and dignity. WAO raises awareness and attempts to change mind-sets through public education for more respect towards women. They provide legal assistance to women in navigating the justice system, and they identify gaps in public policies, and make recommendations to policy makers, to improve policies, laws and their enforcement. And WAO also engages in youth empowerment campaign as well as research projects.
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