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The "German-Arab Gulf Dialogue" for the first time at the KAS

Amidst geostrategic shifts, economic upheavals and looming challenges of global climate and energy policy, high-ranking politicians from the Gulf states and Germany met for the fifth "German-Arab Gulf Dialogue on Security and Cooperation", the flagship event of KAS, the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) and the German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG). During two days of open and honest discussions, one question was dominating the agenda: How can the partnership between Germany and the Gulf States be strengthened?

GADR and KAS Cooperate in Hadhramaut, Yemen

The Global Aid for Development and Rights (GADR) organized with KAS’s support a workshop on food security and a capacity building training program for a number of CSOs in Hadhramaut, Yemen on fund raising.

KAS and SIG Launched the Gulf States Economic Diversification Barometer Portal

The “Gulf States Economic Diversification Barometer” was launched on November 13th, 2022 in Muscat, Oman. The launching event, held by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Smart Investment Gateway (SIG) highlighted the importance of the barometer, not only in terms of tracking the level of diversification in the region, but also as a benchmarking tool between Gulf states and a reliable source of data and information for researchers and policy makers, as highlighted by Dr. Yousuf Al-Baloushi, founder and CEO of SIG. The barometer also adheres with KAS’s work in the Gulf regions and its commitment to supporting economic development within the framework of the social market, as emphasized by Dr. Canan Atilgan, Head of the Department of Middle East and North Africa at KAS.

Community building in the Kuwaiti desert

As part of the AWAKEN project, the closing event was held in Kuwait on 25 November 2022.

With the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), en.v - a civil society organization that aims to strengthen communities and empower youth in Kuwait - together with several other civil society organizations such as Trashtag, organized the final event of the AWAKEN project on 25 November 2022.

Sustainable Opportunities for Livelihoods, Vocations and Employment Project (SOLVE)

Funded by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF) completed two components of its Sustainable Opportunities for Livelihoods, Vocations and Employment’s Project (SOLVE). The project created new economic opportunities for women and improved their professional and social skills.

German-Arab Gulf Dialogue on Security and Cooperation in Berlin

On 15th and 16th September 2022, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG) and the German Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) organized the fourth German-Arab Dialogue on Security and Cooperation in Berlin.

Conference on Economic Diversification in Salalah, Oman

Under the auspices of H.E. Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousuf, Oman’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, the Regional Programme Gulf States and its partners, the Smart Investment Gateway (SIG) and Al Roya newspaper, held a conference in Salalah, Oman on August 30 and 31 titled “Economic Diversification in the Gulf States: Between Reality and Prospective.” The details of this conference are in this report.

Going Local: Rethinking Approaches to Peace in Yemen

In July 2022, a group of around 15 Yemeni and international analysts met in Istanbul for two days to discuss local approaches to peacebuilding in Yemen.

A Workshop on How to be Social Active in Bahrain

As part of its annual civic education program, the Youth Pioneer Society (YPS), held on June 6, 2022, a workshop on how to be socially active in Bahrain. The workshop aimed to discuss the different ways in which young men and women can be influential in their surroundings and the different ways of having influence in different areas.

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.

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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 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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