Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) – Batch 14 - Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia
After a hiatus of 2 years from conducting in-person meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the 1st training-workshop of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) on "Political Parties’ Functions and Organizations in Democratic Societies" will be held this coming 12 – 18 February 2023 in Chaing Mai, Thailand.
The KASYP is a two-year programme with two workshops a year focusing on four different political and policy themes. This coming February 2023, we will meet in-person with the fellows of KASYP batch 14 who are young politicians from eleven different Asian countries namely Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand to undergo the training on “Political Parties in Democratic Societies”.
For the first module, the main objective is to provide participants with background knowledge on diverse political and party systems in Asia, skills in communication and party platform development, and training on democratic leadership (first session on ownership).
Core topics would include political ideologies, intra-party democracy, and political and party systems in Asia. To complement these core topics, there will be elective topics based on the learning needs of the participants. Options for the elective topics may include political dynasties, corruption, transparency and accountability, party financing, etc. Meanwhile, for skills training participants will undergo a workshop on pitching, framing, storytelling and public speaking. The final input of module one will be a workshop on democratic leadership values through the Bridging Democratic Leadership (BDL) framework. Session 01 of the BDL will focus on the topic of ownership.
For this module, the required output are the following: pitching, storytelling, and BDL outputs (leadership journey, leadership capital and development plan, giving voice to values, and public narrative).
We wish the fellows of KASYP Batch 14 an enjoyable, successful, and meaningful KASYP training programme!