Event Reports

Konrad Adenauer meets Scheich Zayed

Presentation from the regional program Gulf-States during the first "German Day" of the UAE University in Al Ain

On October 3rd 2011, the first “German Day” took place on the female campus of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). In cooperation with the DAAD, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the Goethe-Institut, the KAS Regional Program Gulf-States had the opportunity to present its work in the Gulf region to the students of the UAEU. The highlight of the day was a presentation about Konrad Adenauer and Sheikh Zayed that attracted the German and the Emirati audience in the same way.

A Generation in the Waithood –

Youth without perspectives as a catalyst of the “Arab Spring”

“Without the perspective of having a job, the youth of the Arab countries are not motivated to leave their parents’ homes, let alone to set up their own families. This leads to a young generation that is in the situation of waithood, waiting for a better future”, claimed Justin Sykes, manager for social innovations at the Qatari Think Tank Silatech at the beginning of his lecture on “Entrepreneurship as Social Policy”.

The Role of Think Tanks in the Gulf Region: Potential, Challenges and Benefits

KAS REGIONAL PROGRAM GULF STATES AND TAWASUL HOST THE “FIRST GCC THINK TANK DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE” IN SALALAH, OMAN

Over thirty experts from more than fifteen countries gathered in the southern Omani city of Salalah on July 7, to discuss potentials, challenges and benefits of Think Tanks in the Gulf Region. Among them were members of the Legislative and State Councils, as well as officials from universities, think tanks, media platforms and human rights organizations. Ambassador Luigi Narbone, Head of the EU Delegation to Riyadh was also present. The event was organized by Tawasul under the leadership of Khaled Al Haribi and by KAS Regional Program Gulf-States.

Live records of Dubai Debates "After the Arab Awakening" now online

A life audience of more than 120 guests followed on July 31st the intense discussions on the issue „After the Arab Awakening: Opportunities und Challenges for a New Arab World“ with Dr. Dalia Mogahed, Dr. Tarek Yousef, Abdel Bari Atwan as well as Dr. Shadi Hamid. Listeners and participants in the high-profile panel alike twittered the debate proceedings life(#DD2) and reached out to more than 15.000 Twitter-followers. If you missed the opportunity to attend the debate, you have now here the chance to watch the live records online.

Mitschnitte der Dubai Debates "After the Arab Awakening" jetzt komplett online

Über 120 Zuhörer waren am 31.Juli in Dubai anwesend und folgten der intensiven Diskussion mit Dr. Dalia Mogahed, Dr. Tarek Yousef, Abdel Bari Atwan sowie Dr. Shadi Hamid zum Thema "After the Arab Awakening:Opportunities und Challenges for a New Arab World.“ Zuhörer sowie die Teilnehmer des hochkarätig besetzten Panels tweeteten die Geschehnisse live (#DD2) und erreichten damit über 15.000 Twitter-Nutzer. Sollten Sie die Gelegenheit verpasst haben, die Debatte live mitzuverfolgen, können Sie ab sofort alle Videomitschnitte hier online anschauen.

Public conference examines role of media in Arab societies

KAS-REGIONALPROGRAMM GOLF-STAATEN UND ZAYED UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI KONFERENZ BIETET PLATTFORM FÜR OFFENEN DIALOG

Arab and Western journalists, academics and experts gathered at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi today addressing the Role of the media in Arab societies.The conference, organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the College of Communication and Media Sciences of Zayed University aimed at exploring the reciprocal relationship between societal changes and the media.

Europe – Gulf –Africa

New Approaches to Sustainable Development Cooperation

KAS-REGIONAL PROGRAM GULF-STATES AND INSEAD ABU DHABI ORGANIZE CONFERENCE “FROM PRIVATE ACTION TO PUBLIC GOOD: HOW CAN THE GULF REGION CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA?”

Success of „Dubai Debates“ surpasses expectations

KAS-Regional Program Gulf-States organized high-profile panel on the Arab Spring – life tweets reach 15.000 followers

With the newly established „Dubai Debates“ the KAS Regional Program Gulf-States in cooperation with bridgemedia and CNN explored new territories of public debate formats in Dubai: A life audience of more than 120 guests, among them leading national and international political analysts and journalists, followed the intense discussions on the issue „After the Arab Awakening: Opportunities und Challenges for a New Arab World“. Listeners and participants in the high-profile panel alike twittered the debate proceedings life and reached out to more than 15.000 Twitter-followers.

Expert-Meeting on Gender and Public Policy

On May 31, 2011 KAS Regional Program Gulf-States and Dubai School of Government (DSG) held an experts' meeting on Gender issues and the role of women in traditional societies. Sizani Ngubane, founder of the Rural Women’s Movement (RWM) in South Africa, and Gender/Public Policy experts from the DSG used the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences in their common field of activity.

Women’s rights in traditional societies: The South African example

Sizani Ngubane, founder of the Rural Women’s Movement in South Africa spoke on female participation in local government

In a captivating account of the situation of women in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region Sizani Ngubane, founder of the Rural Women’s Movement(RWM), shared her experiences of the organization’s work. On invitation of the KAS Regional-Program Gulf-States Mrs. Ngubane spoke yesterday in Abu Dhabi to representatives of institutions that are engaged in development work. In her remarks she explained the challenges women are facing in the traditional societal structures of the region and how the RWM has contributed significantly to enable them to participate in local political decision-making.

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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