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Making Africa Work


A first-hand account of how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs on the continent. A blueprint for a prosperous Africa!

„Where next for the European Union and transatlantic relations?"

European politics in an era of uncertainty.

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) on the importance of diplomatic outreach at the UN

Der „diplomatische Marathon“ des AJC

Leaders of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and members of the AJC’s Young Leadership Program (ACCESS) meet with KAS scholarship students to discuss advocacy efforts in the UN system.

„Hoffentlich sind wir nicht schon zu spät dran“

Extremismus-Prävention an der Schnittstelle von EZA und Sicherheitspolitik

Alexander Avanessov hat über 30 Jahre Erfahrung im Bereich Entwicklung und wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit. Kurz vor dem Sommer hat er die Koordination der globalen PVE -Programme des UN-Entwicklungsprogramms UNDP übernommen. Bei einer Veranstaltung am 28. Juli im New Yorker KAS-Büro, die gemeinsam mit dem Global Center on Cooperative Security organisiert wurde, äußerte Avanessov seine Sorge darüber, dass mit der systematischen Integration von PVE in die breitere Entwicklungszusammenarbeit reichlich spät begonnen wurde.

“Just imagine: In 20 years when Europe will be looking for workers, every African will have gone to China …”

The United Nation’s quest for a global migration governance

This scenario was drawn – with a twinkle in the eye but probably also with a grain of truth – in the context of a dialogue program for migration experts hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in New York. This dialogue program took place from May 21st to 24th and marked the beginning of a research project on “Regional Cooperation in Migration Management and Refugee Protection”. Throughout the next twelve months ten experts from all parts of the world will study the status-quo and potentials of regional cooperation in the area of migration-management and refugee protection.

Institutions as the “rules of the game” in international relations

Germany, the United Nations, and Multilateral Organizations

In cooperation with the American Council on Germany (ACG), the KAS New York Office hosted a discussion round with Matthias Meis, Head of Division for Strategic Planning and Management at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on May 4th 2017. Mr. Meis, who traveled to Washington D.C. and New York as part of a KAS-delegation of German influencers from various professional backgrounds within the public and private sector shared his observations and insights on current challenges in development policy.

The African Policy Circle goes UN

Progress, challenges and prospects in the implementation of the Agenda 2030

Empowering local influencers through dialogue on the 2030 Agenda

Kissinger salutes Adenauer

Das "Making-Of" der Berliner Festrede

Dr. Kissinger records a video message in his Manhattan office for Adenauer's commmemoration ceremony in Berlin.

UNI goes UNO

Chemnitz University of Technology´s NMUN-Delegation

On March 17th, 2017 the Model United Nations delegation from Chemnitz University of Technology visited KAS New York. The group of 12 students participates in the simulation “National Model United Nations” that takes place in New York from March 19th to 23rd, 2017.

„We need new laws for today´s realities“

Breakfast briefing

On March 14th, Member of the German Bundestag Ursula Groden-Kranich, visited the new KAS office in New York for a breakfast briefing. She was in New York to attend the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women which took place at the United Nations Headquarters from 13 to 24 March 2017. The breakfast briefing, which was co-organized together with the American Council on Germany (ACG) focused on gender equity in a changing work environment. Ms. Groden-Kranich shared her insights on the topic and made clear why it is still necessary to fight the gender gap.

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