Event Reports

Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus(AWPC)

Women Education and Economic Empowerment Turning Actions into Progress

Women’s equality and economic empowerment is integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. As we still face significant gaps in women’s empowerment, it is important that policymakers from the countries in the region engage in dialogue and exchange of expertise and best practices on how to achieve women empowerment in practice.

Digital world champion

Conference "Mastering innovation and resilience in the digital age"

If you want to know what the digital future will look like, it is worth taking a look at Singapore. Singapore has some of the fastest internet speeds on the planet, 150 % mobile penetration and an average of 6 hours of 41 minutes of internet usage per day. It is a rather digital society already. As a city-state with limited space, it offers the best conditions for digital innovation. A strong government vision, a top-down approach, long-term planning, and strong citizens' trust in their government paired with excellent infrastructure make it an experimental field for new technologies.

Digital dialogue between utopia and dystopia

Ambitions of Asian economies are immense

Over the past two decades, the American Silicon Valley has become the center of gravity for software and IT companies causing far-reaching social change through digital innovation and business models. Due to the promising economic outlook, Asian countries also aim to drive the digital future - with big steps and strong political will. In Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, and Seoul, digital technologies are seen as an opportunity to accelerate economic development.

ASEAN Security Connectivity: Second Workshop

“Concept and Practice”

Building on the great success of the inaugural workshop on ASEAN Security Connectivity (ASC) in Singapore, KASPDA proceeded with the second edition from March 19 to 21 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Together with our valued partner, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and the KAS Vietnam country office, we brought the ASC core group together again, in order to develop a way forward for ASEAN security cooperation.

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): Third Training Workshop for KASYP Batch 2017-2018

Leadership Training in Campaigning in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) is a regional programme for Asian political leaders aged 25-35 years old who have a keen interest in developing personal skills sets and knowledge capacities in order to better contribute to their democratic political parties and communities back home. In order to further develop their skill set, the 8th KASYP batch met in Nepal from 26th to 30th March 2018 for their third workshop; this time to receive "Leadership Training in Campaigning".

Digitalization in Asia and Germany

Study trip of Asian experts to Berlin

How will the advancing digitalization in the coming decades influence our society, politics, work and security? And how can politics set framework conditions, promote positive developments and mitigate negative ones? At the invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 13 experts from nine Asian nations traveled to Berlin to exchange ideas with German representatives from politics, science and industry for a week.

Commencement of the Ninth Series of Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP)

POLITICAL PARTIES, FUNCTIONS AND ORGANISATION IN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES

20 young leaders, eight different Asian countries, one week in Sri Lanka. This was the first training programme for the ninth batch of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP), held from 29th January to 3rd February 2018.

ASEAN Security Connectivity: Inaugural Workshop

"Defining Problem and Project"

“Due to the animosity of the past, regional integration is still at a stage of confidence building. This does not mean that ASEAN should remain stuck with process. On the contrary, tangible cooperation on the ground can and must be part of further confidence building. Limited security as well as societal cooperation within existing mechanisms is most appropriate to advance trust building and transparency, and ultimately regional integration.”

Hacked Elections

The importance of cybersecurity for democratic processes

With increasing connectivity through the digital transformation, democracies are operating in a complex cyber and information environment. Elections as well as public information flows can be subject to manipulation. The concern that voting machines can be hacked or that voter registration databases can be tampered has been around for years but after the latest elections in the U.S. and in France we must state that cyberattacks also play a major role in political influencing.

Digitalization Likely to Reshape the Cooperation between Asia and Europe

19th Asia-Europe Think Tank Dialogue in Myanmar

Is digitalization still the purely positive force it was long perceived as? In light of recent developments, this rather romanticizing concept has to be critically examined. Digitalization is already and will continue to impact key elements of politics and society. Developments in the digital space will increase the connectivity – with both positive and negative consequences. Since connectivity is the main theme of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), the question of digitalization was at the heart of this year’s 19th Asia-Europe Think Tank Dialogue on 15 and 16 November 2017 in Yangon / Myanmar.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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