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Digital Disruption and a Push for Sound Public Policies

Media Dialogue
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is pleased to invite you to Media Dialogue: Digital Disruption and a Push for Sound Public Policies Online Conference (Zoom Meeting)| Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 16:00-17:30 (BKK Time)


Knowledge Dissemination on Politics and Government, Roles, Duties and Powers of the Legislative Function

Parliamentary Demonstration
The workshop in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Senates aims to provide a platform for the young people in local provinces to discuss about the Thai political culture and political development as well as to arrange a demonstration activity for participants to study in details about parliamentary democracy and parliamentary protocol.


ASEAN and China Relations in Challenge Context

KAS together with Institute of Democratisation Studies (IDS) will hold a discussion to provide participants the updated situations and cooperation between ASEAN countries and China as well as to open a discussion stage for exchanges of ideas among experts and participants.


Local Empowerment in Disaster Risk Reduction

A Case Study of Community-based Fire Prevention Plan
A seminar in cooperation with the Social Research Institute of Chiang Mai University will increase public awareness and provide knowledge in disaster risk management and reduction including related policies and practices among scholars, local administrative organisations, and general public in order to form further solutions among local citizens.


Year-end Meeting: Review, Summary, and Recommendations for the Project Year 2019

A year-end meeting of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) will be held for staff members and resource persons to review, summarise and raise recommendations towards the implementation of the KAS-funded project on strengthening the practice of occupational group in local areas and communities according to the concept of the social market economy.


ASEAN & EU: Chance and Risk in A Changing World

A seminar in cooperation with the Secretariat of the National Assembly (SNA) aims to enhance a good understanding in relations and development of cooperation between EU and ASEAN under Thailand’s perspectives and also to encourage experience sharing among the lecturers and participants from the parliament and government agencies.


Strengthening Citizenship of Youth in Democracy

A workshop by the Secretariat of the National Assembly aims to strengthen the role of youth and personnel in educational institutes in democratic society.


Media Promotion: Efficient Reporting on Modern Development in EEC Area

KAS in cooperation with the Forum 21, a civil society institute for social development, will hold the last seminar in this year’s series to enhance the quality of all EEC area-related communities through the work of local media. It is expected that the collaboration between the local media groups and the local organisations in areas of economic and social significance of the EEC will be strengthened for further development in the region.


Rights to Privacy in regard to the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562

The seminar co-organised by KAS and Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) together with network organisations is IPPS’s final event of the year 2019 which will provide the participants from related working fields a platform to gain summary of knowledge about the current policy and situation of personal data protection in Thailand, to exchange opinions beneficial for further policy development, and to pave the way for further observation on the law enforcement.


Perspectives of Media and Its Social Impacts in the Age of Globalisation

KAS in cooperation with the Graduate School of Human Sciences of Assumption University will hold an international conference in order to research and investigate the development of media into an efficient instrument for gathering public opinions and supporting social movements on diverse issues. Upon the conference, the presentations and discussions by various scholars and experts including the exchange of viewpoints with the participants are expected to be seen as further indications and solutions for more ethical practice in mass communications.

Event Reports

Media Dialogue: Digital Disruption and a Push for Sound Public Policies

by Céline-Agathe Caro, Thasuthida Thetthong

An event report of the first online dialogue organized by the Bangkok Tribune with the support from KAS Thailand
On Thursday, May 14, 2020 the news agency Bangkok Tribune, with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Thailand, organized an online conference entitled “Digital Disruption and a Push for Sound Public Policies”. The conference aimed to provide a platform for experience and opinion exchange regarding the implication of digital innovation for the media and the role of the latter to help develop public policies in the interest of the citizens. Participants from media, academic, and civil society gathered to share their ideas and discuss future trends for the media and the society.

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Policies, Laws and Regulations Concerning Water Resources Management

An international conference on 12-14 December 2019 in cooperation with Thailand Institute of Justice, Hydro-Informatics Institute, Office of the National Water Resources, Department of Groundwater Resources, Royal Irrigation Department, Thailand Science Research and Innovation, and Department of Water Resources

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Parliamentary Committee Meets the People

by Thasuthida Thetthong

Role and Duty of the Committee on Courts Affairs, State Enterprises, Independent Organs, Public Organisations and the Fund of the MP
On 28 September 2019, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand Office in a cooperation with the Secretariat of the National Assembly and the Committee on Courts Affairs, State Enterprises, Independent Organs, Public Organisations and the Fund of the Member of the House of Representatives held a seminar about the Role and Duty of the Committee in Ayudhaya Province with up to 200 participants from Bangkok, Ayudhaya and the vicinity.

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German Basic Law and Its Influence on Thai Constitutionalism

Seminar on the occasion of 70 years of the Federal Republic of Germany and 30 years of the fall of Berlin Wall
On Thursday 19th September 2019 at Maha Chulalongkorn Building in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradebyavati presided over the opening ceremony of an academic seminar organised by the Thai-German Society in cooperation with the German Embassy Bangkok, Asian Governance Foundation, Centre of European Studies of Chulalongkorn University and Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand Office, etc, to celebrate 70 years of the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany and 30 years of the Fall of Berlin Wall.

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Exchange on ASEAN and Global Economic Situation with Thai MPs

Visit of a Member of German Parliament, Frank Steffel
Upon the visit to Thailand of Dr Frank Steffel, a member of German parliament from CDU/CSU Party, a group of Thai members of parliament from government and opposition sides gave an honour in sitting together and discussing about the economic and social situations both in ASEAN and western regions. Besides, Dr Steffel and Thai MPs took this chance to exchange their viewpoints on EU-Thailand relation as well as consideration of further cooperation in various fields between parliaments of both countries.

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Development of Social Market Economy in Germany for Thailand’s Initiation

On 19 August 2019, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand Office held an expert talk on the principles of Social Market Economy from Germany’s experiences. The talk was honourably delivered by Dr Frank Steffel, a member of German Parliament from CDU/CSU Party, to representatives from KAS Thailand’s partner and co-partner organisations who have been working on the projects to develop the concept of the social market economy into real practice.

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From the Future of European Parliament to the Perspective towards Public Policy in Thailand

by Thasuthida Thetthong

In July 2019, KAS Thailand Office in cooperation with the Institute of Democratization Studies (IDS) held three discussions and seminars on the issues of ‘The Future of EU Parliament after Election’, ‘The Role of Millennial on Public Policy in 21st Century’, and ‘Thailand 2019 Public Policy Perspectives’ in Bangkok, Chonburi and Phitsanulok province.

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E-AdminCourt System for Enhancement of Administrative Justice

by Orapan Suwanwattanakul

On 5-7 July 2019, KAS Thailand Office in cooperation with the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC) held an internal seminar.

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Media’s Roles and Responsibility towards Personal Data Protection

KAS Thailand Office in corporation with the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) held a dialogue on the issue of personal data protection which is their main focus this year to raise public awareness. The discussion taken place on 26 June 2019 was the third event in the series, underlining the roles and responsibility of media towards the current situation of personal data protection in Thailand. On this issue, Mr Pattara Khumphitak – executive board of the Post Publishing PCL, former president of the National Press Council of Thailand, and former Constitution Drafting Committee – gave a lecture and exchanged views with participants from various related fields in governmental offices, civil society, private sector, and especially media.

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Social Market Economy, Social Equity, and SME in Bangkok

KAS in cooperation with the Forward Foundation welcomed community leaders and authorities from Laksi District to participate in the seminar and study visit taking place on 12 June 2019. The seminar explored the concept of Social Market Economy with a focus on equity in the society. Four expertise perspectives were discussed: Social Equitable by Law, Good Will Economy System, Brand Sustainable, and Business Model for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. The afternoon study-visit to Lertsuksom Community Enterprise in Phasi Charoen District offered a guidance to approaching social equity from the bottom-up or community level.
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