2019

KASYP Grand Alumni Meeting 2019

by Rey Padit, Derek Hum

Celebrating A Decade of Shaping Democratic Leaders in Asia
The first KASYP Grand Alumni Meeting was a celebration of the 10th year of KASYP as a training programme for young Asian politicians with the aim of building their capacities to strengthen responsiveness and accountability of political parties in the region. As a milestone for the programme, the event was a mixture of celebrating friendship, revitalizing shared values, revisiting its vision and mission, and re- and learning new ideas about democracy. The event was comprised of different activities starting with the launch of the alumni exhibit, followed by a series of panel discussions, then a workshop on revisiting the KASYP alumni raison d’etre, after which a teambuilding followed, and finally a gala dinner to cap the entire event.

2019

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): 2nd Training Workshop

by Rey Padit

Local Governance and Development
As the second workshop of the KASYP training programme for Batch 10, the programme installed for them followed the new structure and topics introduced during the first workshop in Manila. The programme team has arranged activities in a reflective-active mixture. During mornings when participants’ attention is still active, lectures were the main pedagogical method used while in the afternoon, active learning such as worskhops were employed by the resource persons.

2019

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): Final Training Workshop for KASYP Batch 09

by Rey Padit

The 9th batch of KASYP (2018-2019) has concluded its final training in Germany last 25-31 August 2019 with 17 participants (9 males, 8 females) representing 7 Asian political parties and 7 countries namely Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines For this batch, there were 6 completed political projects including individual and group work.

2019

Tolerance is not enough

by Gisela Elsner

3rd International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion and Belief in Singapore
In cooperation with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), the KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia held the third International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief titled “Upholding a Rules Based System on Freedom of Religion or Belief” in Singapore on 30 and 31 October 2019.

2019

Fostering digital innovation

by Christian Echle, Katharina Naumann, Sebastian Weise

Innovation experts from Asia visit Berlin
In the area of digital innovation, Germany can learn a lot from Asia. In September, a delegation of twelve Asian innovation experts visited Berlin. They had a clear message: Whoever wants to shape the future in his or her own interests must actively promote innovation and be open to change. In both areas, Germany still has some catching up to do.
KAS / Patrick Rüppel

2019

4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

by Patrick Rüppel

“The keyword when talking about collaboration between the state and civil-society organizations on CVE is genuine consultation”, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

2019

The Role of Digital Media in the 2019 Indian General Elections

by Katharina Naumann

ISAS-KAS Joint Panel Discussion
Konrad-Adenuaer-Stiftung Political Dialogue Asia and the Institute of South Asian Studies co-organised a panel discussion on 27th June 2019 on the role of digital media in the 2019 Indian General Elections. The panel explored the effects of social media not just on elections, but on the broader political culture. It also offered insight into the digital strategies of parties like the BJP and Congress, and addressed the problem of fake news and misinformation.

2019

E-Lection Bridge Asia-Pacific 2019

The E-Lection Bridge Asia-Pacific is a yearly event hosted by the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia, in order to facilitate exchange between campaign strategists from different countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s E-Lection Bridge features participants from a variety of regions, including a sizeable delegation from this year’s host country, Myanmar.