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Regional Training Course: Anabtawi 29

"The right to education as a guarantee for development and human dignity"

From 21 to 29 September 2019, the Regional Program South Mediterranean took part in the organization of the 29th edition of Anabtawi. During nine days, 30 human rights activists from all over the MENA region were gathered in Hammamet to follow a training course on the right to education in the region

Mapping Middle Eastern Alliances

Mediterranean Advisory Group Meeting

The workshop organized by the Regional Program South Mediterranean of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Casa Árabe, took a closer look at old and new patterns of Middle Eastern alliances. It assessed the major changes in regional cooperation trends both among states and between states and non-state actors. It further identified clusters of new alliance paradigms, and discussed the impact that the combination of these new patterns may have on the future of the region’s geopolitics and security.

Municipal Councils and Local Peacebuilding in Libya

Back to the Basics?

The KAS Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean in cooperation with the Madrid-based think tank Stractegia organized a Libyan-Libyan dialogue event in Tunis. The closed-door roundtable brought together Libyan politicians, governmental officials, members of the civil society, of security institutions and the private sector. Representatives of selected international institutions joined as observers.

The Mediterranean Women Digital Summit

MED Women for Social Innovation

After a first successful kick-off last year, the Regional Program South Mediterranean organized, under the high patronage of the Tunisian Presidency, the second edition of the Mediterranean Women Digital Summit. From the 23 to 24 September 2019, more than 70 experts, social entrepreneurs, and representatives from international organizations coming from 12 different countries gathered in Tunis to discuss the opportunities lying under digital social innovations in shaping a more sustainable and inclusive development in the Southern Mediterranean.

How can Special Economic Zones lead to Growth and Integration in North Africa?

International Workshop

“How can Special Economic Zones lead to Growth and North Africa“? This was the leading question that was being addressed in our International Workshop taking place in Rabat, Morocco.

Libya Task Force

Haftar's Assault on Tripoli: Status Quo and Outlook

Since the beginning of Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli on 4 April 2019, the Libyan capital has witnessed yet another humanitarian crisis with hundreds of people killed and thousands displaced. While GNA-aligned militias have started their counteroffensive to reclaim the territories taken by the LNA, the forces competing over the control of Tripolitania find themselves in a standoff as the Eastern offensive on the capital turned into a siege.

Leadership, Negotiation, and Lobbying: Skills for successful NGO work

MENA Leadership Academy II-3

From 24 to 27 April, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean invited 20 young activists from the Mediterranean region to Istanbul for the third training in the framework of the second generation of the KAS MENA Leadership Academy.

A Debate on Regional Order in the Levant

Roundtable Discussion

The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of KAS has organized in cooperation with the International Relations Council of Turkey and the Center for Turkish Studies a high-caliber panel discussion on the regional order in the Levant. The event took place on April 25th at the Kadir Has University in Istanbul and is the continuation of a conference and an anthology on the topic prepared in collaboration by the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean and the International Relations Council of Turkey.

Cyber-Geopolitics and the Future of Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa

Expert Workshop

Over the last decade, cyber space has developed into a major theatre for competition and conflict, also in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Cyber geopolitics and digital proxy warfare arguably re-shape regional conflict dynamics and alter power balances between states and non-state actors with asymmetrical military capabilities. Cyberattacks on civilian and military targets, disinformation campaigns and data leakages are daunting challenges with fierce consequences. Yet, governments and security institutions as well as private companies and civil society organizations in the region do not seem prepared in terms of strategies and capabilities to deal with this new dimension of conflict.

Stabilizing the War-Torn Economy in Libya

Policy Recommendations for EU Action

Finding sustainable solutions to stabilise the economy in Libya requires a holistic approach as the key economic issues link into all different aspects of the Libyan conflict. Economic realities cannot be dealt with in isolation from the political process and the highly complex security architecture in the country.

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