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Workshop

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): First Training for the 11th Batch

Political Parties, Functions, and Organisations in Democratic Societies
As we enter a new decade, the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia proudly presents the 11th batch of young politicians from 12 Asian countries who will undergo a two-year training programme on political party building, local governance and development, election campaigning, and European politics. The first training module will be held this coming 16-21 February 2020 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Expert conference

United by Violence, Divided by Cause?

A Comparison of Drivers of Radicalisation in Asia and Europe
From the 13th to 14th January 2020, the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia/Singapore will host the high-profile academic conference titled “United by Violence, Divided by Cause? A Comparison of Drivers of Radicalisation in Asia and Europe” in Singapore. A group of renowned professors from various disciplines will discuss the similarities and differences of radicalisation and political violence in Asia and Europe. What are the differences between radicals and perpetrators of political violence in Europe and Asia, what do they share and what makes them violent after all? These questions are treated at the conference and the subsequent workshop.

Workshop

United by Violence, Divided by Cause?

A Comparison of Drivers of Radicalisation in Asia and Europe
From the 13th to 14th January 2020, the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia/Singapore will host the high-profile academic conference titled “United by Violence, Divided by Cause? A Comparison of Drivers of Radicalisation in Asia and Europe” in Singapore. A group of renowned professors from various disciplines will discuss the similarities and differences of radicalisation and political violence in Asia and Europe. What are the differences between radicals and perpetrators of political violence in Europe and Asia, what do they share and what makes them violent after all? These questions are treated at the conference and the subsequent workshop.

Seminar

21st Asia - Europe Think Tank Dialogue

Responding to the Geopolitics of Connectivity: Asian and European Perspectives
The 21st Asia - Europe Think Tank Dialogue will take place on 14 and 15 October 2019 in Brussels / Belgium and discuss the topic “Responding to the Geopolitics of Connectivity: Asian and European Perspectives”.

Expert conference

4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

Collaboration between the State and Civil Society Organizations in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
From 17 to 19 September, 2019, the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) will hold the 4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue. The topic of this year’s dialogue will be “Collaboration between the State and Civil Society Organizations in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism”.

Study and Information Program

Enabling Digital Innovation

Dialogue Programme
We are gathering 12 experts on digital innovation and policy from across Asia in Berlin to discuss how we can encourage innovation and how regulatory policies can create an environment conducive for digital innovation. The 5-day programme will comprise of a mix of events and meetings with government representatives and Members of Parliament as well as start ups, research institutes, and think tanks.

Workshop

The Age of Digital Interdependence

Multi-stakeholder forum on the Report of the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation with the aim to identify good examples and propose modalities for working cooperatively across sectors, disciplines and borders to address challenges in the digital age. The report of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation makes a set of actionable recommendations in different fields of digitalisation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung has been asked by the United Nations to support the UN’s inquiry about the countries‘ perspectives on the suggestions made by the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

Seminar

Understanding the Impact of Digitalisation on Society

Bangladesh has become an emerging country in the world of digitalisation. With the Vision 2021 which aims to transform Bangladesh into technologically advanced nation by the year 2021, the country has seen radical digital transformations in its society.

Event Reports

United by Violence, Divided by Cause?

by La Toya Waha

Experten aus Asien und Europa diskutierten Radikalisierung hin zu Gewalt Phänomen-übergreifend
Gewalttaten wie die Serie von islamistischen Selbstmordanschlägen auf Kirchen und Hotels in Sri Lanka oder der Anschlag auf einen Sikh-Temple in Deutschland werfen wiederkehrend die Frage nach den Ursachen der Radikalisierung von Individuen und Gruppen auf. Radikalisierung und darauffolgende Gewalttaten werden zunehmend als eine Herausforderung für den Fortbestand demokratischer und rechtsstaatlicher Institutionen verstanden und wirken sich nicht selten auch direkt auf die internationalen Beziehungen der betroffenen Länder aus. Diese Veranstaltung beschäftigte sich unter dem Title „United by Violence, Divided by Cause?“ mit der Vorstellung und dem Vergleich verschiedener Fälle und Phänomene in Asien und Europa.

Event Reports

KASYP Batch 11 First Training Module Successfully Completed!

by Rey Padit

This year marks the end of a decade, but for KASYP, it will be the start of a new one. Since 2010, we have successfully trained 10 batches of more than 200 young political leaders in the region. Last February 2020, we started a new decade for KASYP with Batch 11 comprising of 23 young politicians coming from 12 Asian countries and representing 19 political parties.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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

Event Reports

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

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.