Events - Regional Programme Political Dialogue and regional Integration in the Southern Mediterranean
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US Middle East Policy after the Presidential Elections
Mediterranean Advisory Group (MAG)
The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung convenes the Mediterranean Advisory Group (MAG) to discuss the implications of the US Presidential Elections on the Middle East and North Africa. Scenario workshops will help to engage in thought-exercises and run through possible changes and challenges for the wider region in the coming years.
Libya’s economy: Challenges and the way forward
The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with Stractegia organizes an expert dialogue on the current situation of Libya's economy and its challenges as well as chances for the future.
The Role of Youth in combating gender stereotypes in the audio-visual sector
Side Event of the Women4Mediterranean UfM High-Level Conference, 16-20 November 2020
The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organizes in collaboration with the Union for the Mediterranean a Side Event to the Women4Mediterranean High-Level Conference 2020 on The Role of Youth in combating gender stereotypes in the audio-visual sector. The event is open to the public.
AI in Cyber Warfare: A New Challenger in The Mediterranean Battlefields
Exploring cybersecurity collaboration between the two shores of the Mediterranean
While traditional powers present in the southern Mediterranean used to have a monopoly on cybersecurity capabilities, in recent years the region has seen the emerging of non-traditional players capable of implementing highly sophisticated attacks. As we keep integrating AI into every aspect of our lives, the cybersecurity challenges we now face are evolving at an extremely fast pace and are radically changing the way cybersecurity needs to be analyzed.
First steps to solutions: international efforts in solving the Libyan crisis
The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung(KAS PolDiMed) in cooperation with the Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung to the United Nations in New York are pleased to host a high-level expert dialogue on recent achievements in Libya and the manifold mediation efforts. The discussion on November 12th at 8:00am EST/2:00pm CET convenes international experts on Libya and will be hosted under Chatham House rules. Initial input will be provided by key stakeholders in the process: the German Ambassador to Libya, followed by a perspective from the United Nations and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
The International Politics Of Sudan’s Transition
Sudan is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation episode of change. This ethnically diverse country of 42 million people is undergoing a rare political transition after a revolutionary uprising and a military coup last year brought an end to President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule. In August 2019, Bashir's generals and the leaders of opposition parties agreed to share power in arrangement meant to lead the country to a new constitutional order and free elections in three years. A peace agreement finalized on 3 October 2020 saw the leaders of armed groups from Sudan's war-torn areas of Darfur, Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan join the transitional institutions. But the economy has collapsed in a spiral of near hyperinflation, and the prospects for further destabilization are rising. Regime change has brought a significant reorientation of Sudan's foreign policy, once fiercely anti-Western and supportive of Islamist groups across the region. Relations with Europe, long fraught as a result of the International Criminal Court Indictment of Omar alBashir for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur, are edging towards full normalization. Sudan has also moved away from its erstwhile allies Qatar and Turkey, largely aligning onto the "Arab Troika" (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt). Under the influence of the UAE, Sudan is now exploring a potential normalization with Israel in exchange for a recission of the United States' longstanding State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation.
The Mediterranean Women Digital Summit
MED Women Shaping the Internet
Mediterranean Women Digital Summit for women empowerment Held every year in Tunis, the Mediterranean Women Digital Summit gathers activists, entrepreneurs as well as academics from countries of the southern Mediterranean region but also from Europe. This platform aims at exploring the opportunities digitalization offers to women empowerment. This year’s edition will focus particularly on the gender imbalance observed on the Internet space, as it is the case in society at large. Through a set of panel discussions and peer consultations, the objective is to construct a reflection process on how social innovations can contribute to make the Internet a more gender-equal place. The target outcome of the Mediterranean Women Digital Summit is to create a network of inspired women and provide them with knowledge and experiences from successful initiatives. With the opportunities brought by the digital sector, those emerging women leaders will be better equipped to contribute with their own innovations to a more sustainable and inclusive development in the Southern Mediterranean
MENA Leadership Academy III: Shaping the Digital Future
Zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen im digitalen Raum
After 50 young civil society activists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have completed the first and second MENA Leadership Academies, the Regional Program South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is now bringing together the third generation of motivated and committed future leaders after together. The theme for the next two years will be how civil society organizations can successfully accompany the digital transformation process in the region. The first training course will take place in Tunis.
Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East and North Africa
During the latest popular protests the MENA region is witnessing, military apparatuses have been playing a decisive role. While in some countries, the military took the role of defending the political establishment, in other cases, the army played a crucial role in the change of power. In the face of the major re-implication of the military in the political developments of the MENA region, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Regional Program South Mediterranean in cooperation with the Carnegie Middle East Center, organized a conference on the “civil-military relations in the MENA region”.
Tunisian foreign policy put to the test of the new geopolitical situation
In early 2020, Tunisia started a two-year mandate, for the fourth time, as a non-permanent member of the Security Council (UNSC) until 2022.
In addition to this election, Tunisia chaired the Arab League Summit last year and will chair the Francophonie Summit scheduled for December 2020. In view of Tunisia’s significant growing exposure on the international scene, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean held a conference to provide food for thought on the opportunities that Tunisia's election to the United Nations Security Council brings.