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

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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Institute for Policy Research (IPR), Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD)

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IPR/IKD was established in 1985 as a non-governmental, non-profit, organisation. IKD's mission is to carry out and promote systematic research relating to political, economic and social development in Malaysia, with special reference to the development of man as the pre requisite to other forms of development. The institute is administered by a board of trustees, a Panel of Consultants and a Management team. A member of the Board of Trustees is appointed to be the Chairman of the institute. The institute is funded mainly by private sources. At present, IKD's focus is on "Civic Education" seminars for the youth - a programme held in collaboration with KAS - and publications.
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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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Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM)

Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM)
The MIM is Malaysia's leading management institute. For nearly 35 years the Malaysian Institute of Management has established an enviable and creditable track record in providing education, training and personal development courses and seminars on the various sectors of management.All educational programmes offered have been approved by the Ministry of Education and have also been certiied by SIRIM for ISO status.In keeping with the times, the 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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Community Communications Center (KOMAS)

Community Communications Center (KOMAS)
KOMAS is a community communications center and video production organisation based in Kuala Lumpur, well-known in the country and in the Southeast Asian region for affirming the appropriate use of multimedia in catalysing meaningful social change amongst individuals and communities. For the last 10 years, KOMAS has been providing training workshops for the creative use of traditional and modern media in exploring and situating the perennial issues of cultural diversity, freedom of expression , social justice, human understanding & solidarity.
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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 Ethnic Studies or Institut Kajian Etnik (KITA)

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The Institute of Ethnic Studies or Institut Kajian Etnik (KITA) was officially established in 2007. KITA is Malaysia's only research institute that focuses on ethnic studies. Although academically, KITA has a thematic study, it draws its strength from both disciplinary studies as well as area studies, thus encouraging cross-disciplinary activities across the public, the private, and the community sector. KITA pays special attention to adopting inclusivity in its activities as its vision is towards sustaining inclusive, stable and harmonious intra-and inter-ethnic relations among Malaysians and beyond. Furthermore, the institute holds the UNESCO Chair on Social Practices in Intercultural Communication and Social Cohesion. KITA has been a partner of KAS in the fields of inclusion, security and extremism/terrorism research since 2020.
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Ungku Aziz Centre for Development Studies (UAC)

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The Royal Professor Ungku Aziz Chair was established in 2016 at the Faculty of Economics and Administration at the University of Malaya to honour the contributions of Professor Ungku Aziz in the field of education and economic development especially rural development and poverty. The Ungku Aziz Centre for Development Studies (UAC) was created to facilitate the activities of the chair. It serves as a platform for research and teaching in the field of poverty and development studies. The establishment of the Centre is foreseen to become a critical reference point for academic work, research and consultancy for poverty and development studies to serve the academic community, the general public, policy makers and the international community.
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