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Book presentation

Gulf Humanitarianism in Flux: Arab Gulf Development Actors and their Development Policy Engagement

Policy Study Launch Event on Arab Gulf Development Actors by Dr. Sebastian Sons


Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 at the halfway point

Achievements and challenges

In partnership with Highbridge Advisory, Chatham House, and the Decision Support Center of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Regional Programme Gulf States of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will carry out a one-day workshop at Chatham House in London, United Kingdom. The workshop will examine Saudi Arabia's progress on its Vision 2030 as it reaches the halfway mark.


Domestic and Foreign Affairs Intertwined

German Foreign Policy in the Middle East and Implications for the Gulf States

The KAS Regional Programme Gulf States and the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) are jointly organising a half-day workshop. The workshop aims to explore how Germany's domestic political dynamics intersect with its foreign engagement.

Expert talk

Germany's Soft Power Strategy in the Middle East: Past & Future

A Derasat Virtual ThinkTalk

Derasat presents a Think Talk titled "Germany's Soft Power Strategy in the Middle East: Past & Future", featuring Ambassador Kai Boeckmann, Ambassador of Germany to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr. Jan Hanrath, CEO & Co-founder CARPO and Fabian Blumberg, Head of the Regional Programme Gulf States at KAS.


The status of EU-GCC Relations

An event organised by The Royal University for Women, Bahrain in association with the Regional Programme Gulf States at KAS.


Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.


Economic Diversification in the Gulf States

Challenges and Opportunities

The workshop brought together scholars from Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Germany to discuss the structural impediments that prevent the Gulf Sates from realising their goal of moving away from an economy that is dependent on revenue from hydrocarbon to multi-sectoral income’s economy.


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

The Regional Program Gulf States and Yemen Policy Center engaged experts and representatives from the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen in a two-day workshop to discuss the experience of inclusion civil society in a ceasefire mechanism and in the processes of peacebuilding.


EU-GCC Relations

The Path to a New Relationship

The overall objective of this workshop is to examine how the GCC and the EU countries can deepen their cultural, economic and political relations and the kind of challanges that they need to overcome in order to achieve this goal.

Expert conference

Promoting and Advocating for Civil Sector Enhancement (PACE) in Kuwait

En.v and KAS Launch the final Phase of PACE Project

In line with their objective to support civil society organizations, the En.v initiative (en.v) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) launch the final phase of the project ‘Promoting and Advocating for Civic Sector Enhancement’ (PACE) in 2018.

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Old partners, new alliances?

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.