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Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus Meeting

Promoting Gender Equality and Climate Change Mitigation in Asian Parliaments

The 2024 Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus (AWPC) meeting in Bhutan brought together Members of Parliament from 12 Asian countries and Bhutanese representatives to address challenges in women's political representation. Key discussions highlighted the importance of collaboration, policy initiatives, and the intersectionality of gender with climate change and migration.

EU-ASEAN Relations in light of the upcoming EU Election

Exchange with Minister-Counsellor for parliamentary relations at the EU Delegation to ASEAN, Mr. Antoine Ripoll

KAS Political Dialogue Asia (KAS PDA) was pleased to host Antoine Ripoll, Minister-Counsellor for Parliamentary Relations with ASEAN from the EU Delegation to ASEAN, at our office on April 25 for a Luncheon Debate on “EU-ASEAN Relations in Light of the upcoming EU Elections”.

EANGAGE Alumni Talk featuring H.E. Sujiro Seam

Strategic Partners and Now? The Way Forward for EU-ASEAN Relations

Last week, KAS Political Dialogue Asia hosted an e-seminar with H.E. Sujiro Seam, the EU Ambassador to ASEAN, and alumni of EANGAGE, an EU funded project set up in 2021 with the aim to connect young talented researcher fellows from the EU and ASEAN.

EU Election: Youth Participation and Eligibility

with the German European School Singapore and the American University of Phnom Penh

On 27 March the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia (KAS PDA) organised an event in cooperation with the German European School Singapore (GESS) to address the School’s students on the EU elections this upcoming June.

Roundtable Discussion on AI Policies in Asia

with the expert delegation from the Federal Academy of Security Policy (BAKS)

On 4 March, KAS Political Dialogue Asia Program hosted a roundtable discussion “AI Policy in Asia” for the delegation from the Federal Academy of Security Policy (BAKS) from Germany. The delegation, which consists of participants from private and public sectors in Germany, had a two-weeks fieldtrip in Asia (Singapore and Seoul) as part of the expert course on digitalization and security policy.

Luncheon Discussion - German Armed Forces After “die Zeitenwende” – Challenges & Perspectives

Major General Wolf-Jürgen Stahl shared his insights on the German National Security Strategies and the latest development of global military challenges.

On March 4th 2024 the KAS Political Dialogue Asia (PDA) Program hosted Major-General Wolf-Jürgen Stahl, President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS), for a discussion over lunch.

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) - Batch 15

Module 01: Political Parties’ Functions and Organizations in Democratic Societies

This year, another cohort of KASYP will be launched this coming 13 – 19 February 2024 in the Philippines. The cohort will undergo with their first module on “political parties’ functions and organizations in democratic societies”, which aims to provide participants with background knowledge on diverse political environments and party systems in Asia as well as communication skills and leadership training.

Continued Partnership between KAS PDA and ISEAS

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties to collaborate on a range of research activities such as on Myanmar, the Philippines, and ASEAN, among others.

KAS PDA and ISEAS have been successfully collaborating in the past. It dates back to 1979 when the German organisation began supporting ISEAS' research activities with annual grants. The signing of the MoU and the continuation of common projects stands testimony to the fruitful partnership.

International Conference on Water Management in Singapore

Sustainable Water Management: Improving Water Policy and Govenance in Emerging Asia

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia co-hosted an international conference together with the Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change (KAS Recap) Hongkong on “Sustainable Water Management: Improving Water Policy and Governance in Emerging Asia” in Singapore between the 6th and 9th of December. As the impacts of poor water governance can be felt across livelihoods,  jeopardising community well being,  social cohesion, migration, national security, the topic of the conference could not have been more timely – also since COP28 concurrently recognised the role of water for the climate change agenda.

Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus Meeting 2023

“Inclusivity & Diversity in Gender Equality in Parliaments in Asia”

In lieu of continuing the discussions on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5 of Gender Equality, this years Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus Meeting was held in Colombo in partnership with the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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