Event Reports

Conference on Social Media in Kuwait University

16 May 2022

On May 16th, the Department of Philosophy at the College of Arts in Kuwait University together with the Regional Program Gulf States organized a one-day conference in Kuwait on the impact of social media on people’s freedom, identity, culture, psychology, and political activism. The conference was attended by tens of university students and faculty members, and it received wide media coverage in Kuwait.

ACRPS

Economic Diversification in the Gulf States

Opportunities and Challenges

Over two days, 13 & 14th of November, the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, in partnership with the Regional Programme Gulf States at Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, organized a conference in Doha to discuss the economic diversification in the Gulf States.

en.v

Enhancing education in Kuwait through collaboration and community engagement

en.v launched the Kuwait coalition for educational reform in 2019 as part of its efforts to mobilize multi-sector change makers to effectively tackle systemic challenges through an inclusive, bottom-up approach. The Regional Programme Gulf States at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has supported this pilot, making it possible for local students, educators, administrators and practitioners from 20+ institutions across the private, philanthropic, educational and civic sector to join together in this long-term collective impact initiative.

Villa La Collina

Europe and the Gulf States - A workshop

Developing a Common European Political, Economic and Security Vision towards the Gulf States

The Regional Programme Gulf States at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has held a workshop at Cadenabbia, Italy entitled “Europe and the Gulf States: Developing a Common European Political, Economic and Security Vision towards the Gulf Region.”

Economic Diversification in the Gulf States

Challenges and Opportunities

The Regional Program Gulf States at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, together with the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) and Doha Institute for Graduate Studies held a two-day workshop on May 25th & 26th entitled “Economic Diversification in the Gulf States: Challenges and Opportunities.” The workshop, which brought virtually together scholars from Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Germany discussed fiscal policies in Oman and Kuwait, the role of the private sector and MSE as economic vehicles toward economic diversification, the level of women participation in the private sector in Kuwait, Germany’s FDI and private companies in the Gulf States, and the opportunities for closer European-Gulf cooperation in terms of economic transformation. In their opening remarks, Mr. Fabian Blumberg, regional representative to the Gulf States, Dr. Haider Saeed, director of the research department at ACRPC, and Dr. Hamid Ali, dean of the School of Public Administration and Development Economics welcomed the distinguished speakers and underlined the importance of the theme of the workshop for the Gulf States. The workshop was well attended and diffused live on the social media of the ACRPC.

Civil Society Engagement in a Ceasefire Mechanism in Yemen

Two-days workshop to discuss a possible engagement of Yemen’s civil society in a potential ceasefire mechanism

On May 19th and 20th, the Regional Program Gulf States and Yemen Policy Center held a two-days workshop to discuss a possible engagement of Yemen’s civil society in a potential ceasefire mechanism sponsored by the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen.

en.v - @dizizhan

AWAKEN 2021

AWAKEN is a community-building program that entails a series of festivals and public events that aims at bringing people together in order to build a more resilient and inclusive society.

The Power of Youth

Future Change Maker Programm

Supported by the Regional Program Gulf States at KAS, Ibtkar has launched a 10 weeks training program for the Kuwaiti youth aiming at assisting them to acquire the necessary skills for self-initiative campaigning.

Contestation, Sectarianism, and Reconciliation in the Conflict of Yemen

On December 2 & 3, 2020 the Regional Program Gulf States (RPG) in collaboration with the program of Sectarianism, Proxies, and De-Sectarianism (SEPAD) at Lancaster University’s Richardson Institute, held a workshop on the conflict in Yemen.

Women Leadership in the Gulf States

A workshop series

Following its successful training program on women political leadership and campaigning, IBTKAR, a political, strategic and public relations consultancy based in Kuwait, organized with the support of the Regional Program Gulf States, ten workshops on women leadership in the Gulf States.

About this series

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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