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Democratic Youth Network of the Thai Parliament 2024 (Eastern Province)

Youth Leadership as Citizens for the Sustainable Development with Democratic Values

The Secretariat of the House of Representatives and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung cooperatively provide civic education for youth with the knowledge/information they need for being quality citizens. It also supports the Parliamentary Democracy Youth Network to increase their group working skill and number of members. In this year, UNDP Thailand will cooperatively join the event, contributing on the topic of sustainable development to strengthen youth network on this issue. This project expects that democracy promotion among the Thai youth will bring about greater potential and continuity.

Workshop

Democratic Youth Network of the Thai Parliament 2024 (Northeastern Province)

Youth Leadership as Citizens for the Sustainable Development with Democratic Values

The Secretariat of the House of Representatives and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung cooperatively provide civic education for youth with the knowledge/information they need for being quality citizens. It also supports the Parliamentary Democracy Youth Network to increase their group working skill and number of members. In this year, UNDP Thailand will cooperatively join the event, contributing on the topic of sustainable development to strengthen youth network on this issue. This project expects that democracy promotion among the Thai youth will bring about greater potential and continuity.

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Democratic Youth Network of the Thai Parliament 2024 (Northern Province)

Youth Leadership as Citizens for the Sustainable Development with Democratic Values

The Secretariat of the House of Representatives and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung cooperatively provide civic education for youth with the knowledge/information they need for being quality citizens. It also supports the Parliamentary Democracy Youth Network to increase their group working skill and number of members. In this year, UNDP Thailand will cooperatively join the event, contributing on the topic of sustainable development to strengthen youth network on this issue. This project expects that democracy promotion among the Thai youth will bring about greater potential and continuity.

Discussion

Roundtable Discussion with German MPs: Steering the Course of Digitalization

A Thai-German Exchange on Chances and Challenges of Digital Economy

The digital economy, characterized by the use of digital technologies and electronic communication, spans diverse sectors such as e-commerce, digital marketing, financial services, software development, and cloud services, to name only a few. This economic model has brought about a substantial shift towards online business interactions, enhancing user experiences, expediting processing, and facilitating easier access to services and products.

Forum

COP28 and the Way Forward

Media Dialogue Forum 6 of 2023

Although some breakthroughs have been made on many fronts at COP28, including the creation of the Loss and Damage Fund, much still remains to be seen, especially the vague term of “transition away” from fossil fuels for the mitigation front rather than phasing out of phasing down fossil fuels. The Dialogue will grapple with the implications of COP28 and what it means for tackling climate change actions going forward.

Seminar

Year-end Seminar for Project Assessment 2023

KAS-PDA Project to Promote the Social Market Economy Principle

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Conservation of Doi Luang Chiang Dao Forest

Sustainable Development and Solution to the Problems of Climate Change and PM 2.5

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Political Participation and Communication Process Development in the Legislative Institutions

Sensitizing of the Service Functions of the Parliament towards the Citizens

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German Administrative Law and Administrative Court Procedure

The 2nd lecture on “The Role of Fundamental Rights in German Administrative Court Procedural Law”

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KASSID Winter Meeting 2023

Introduction to KAS’ work, Guidelines on pursuing Education in Germany, and Workshop on Youth Participation in Rethinking Soft Power Concept for Thai Foreign Policies

In 2021, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung started a new scholarship program called “Konrad Adenauer Scholarship for Social and Innovative Development (KASSID)” for Thais who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree or currently studying a master’s degree in educational institutions in Thailand. The goals are to support Thai students with a will to contribute to the state and society; and promote intercultural exchanges and expand international academic networks.

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CIM City (Creative, Innovation and MICE City): The Future of Bangkok Urbanization

On the 16th of August 2023, a discussion centered around CIM City (Creative, Innovation, and MICE City) entitled “The Future of Bangkok Urbanization” was convened. This event was organized by the Institute of Democratization Studies (IDS), in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The event attracted an array of distinguished speakers hailing from public agencies, administrative bodies, and academia.

Environmental Policies in the New Politics

Media Dialogue Forum 1 Year 2023

In 2023, Thailand is going through another transition as Thai people voiced out at the May 14 election that they wanted change and they decided to vote unprecedentedly for a new party of the young generation to lead, Move Forward Party. Aside from “the state policies and duties”, every government’s task is to develop sound policies and plans to move the country forward. There has been discussion on the best way forward among the public and sustainable development is just back to the scene. The challenge is; whether to accomplish this goal if there is no integration of a strong foundation of the environment. As Thailand is going to enter a new chapter of politics, it’s interesting to see how environmental policies will be addressed to help support the development path as wished by the people.

Workshop Series on Micro-entrepreneurship: Input from the Social Market Economy

Input from the Social Market Economy and Exchange with Local Officials

Forward Foundation with the support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized three workshops in the series of “Micro-entrepreneurship Input from the Social Market Economy and Exchange with Local Officials” on June 28 at Nakhon Pathom Province, July 13 at Loei Province, and on July 18 of 2023 at Mae Sot District in Tak Province respectively. During the workshops, participants who belong to the groups of officials from district/sub-district administrative organizations, community leaders, and village volunteers had an opportunity to learn the principles of Germany's Social Market Economy and Dual Education system as well as climate change solutions. The workshops aimed at building capacity and encouraging administrative officials to launch local regulations and policy recommendations to provide sustainable vocational training programmes and social safety net to local residents.

Electronic Administrative Court System

Training Project on the use of e-Admincourt for Relevant State Officials

On July 19 and 20, a training was held at the Nakhon Ratchasima Administrative Court Building to enhance and publicize knowledge to parties, people, government officials in using the Electronic Court System with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Thailand Office.

Local Community Business and Awareness on Environmental Protection for Sustainable Development

Applying the Social Market Economy Principle in Thailand

In June-July 2023, the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) implemented the first phase of the Project “Business for Social and Environmental Development” with the support of the KAS. The activities took place in target areas with the operation of the PDA’s Centres for Community-Based Integrated Rural Development (CBIRD) in seven project provinces.

Special Forum and Photo Essay Exhibition “SDGs l The Depth of Field”

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From June 15 to 22 Bangkok Tribune organized the Special Forum and Photo Essay Exhibition “SDGs l The Depth of Field” with support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Thailand Office) at Museum Siam. The event aimed to bring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda closer to the public and enhance their understanding, ultimately encouraging individuals to take action. According to the United Nations, the 17 SDGs demand a collective commitment from all countries to end poverty and other deprivations which necessitates the implementation of strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, spur economic growth and simultaneously combat climate change while preserving the oceans and forests. The photo essay exhibition conveyed the ideas and challenges behind these goals through powerful visual stories captured by renowned photographers. Several projects, primarily based in Thailand, were presented and explained, each dedicated to addressing specific SDGs to highlight the diverse efforts being undertaken to achieve the goals.

Executive Summary “Smart City and Digital Government in 2023: Resilience for Future”

By Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Thailand), Institute of Democratization Studies (iDS), and King Prajadhipok’s Institute

The Institute of Democratization Studies in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Thailand organized the discussion “Smart City and Digital Government in 2023: Resilience for the future” to promote smart city concepts and civic engagement in the policy process on May 31, 2023.

Project on Enhancement of Efficiency in Administrative Case Execution for the Fiscal Year 2023

Seminar on Problems and Obstacles in Execution of Decree Ordering State Agencies to Comply with Building Control Act, B.E. 2522 (1979)

About 56 Officials from the Bureau of Decisions Execution (26 from the Bangkok Office in person and ca. 30 from 14 regional offices from the administrative court via Zoom) took part in the seminar “Project on Enhancement of Efficiency in Administrative Case Execution for the Fiscal Year 2023: Seminar on Problems and Obstacles in Execution of Decree Ordering State Agencies to Comply with Building Control Act, B.E. 2522 (1979)” organized by the Administrative Court in Thailand with support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Thailand. The goal of the seminar was to improve the official’s legal execution of the Building Control Act, B.E. 2522.

Digital Transformation in Local Administration

Policy Recommendations from the 7th International Conference on Local Government

Following the conference that was held in November 2022 – with the support of the KAS in Thailand – the College of Local Administration of Khon Kaen University, as the host, has compiled all presented points especially from the keynote address into policy recommendations. The infographic below summarises the benefits of digital transformation and necessary changes for achieving it.

KASSID Online Training 2023

A Way Forward Career Opportunity

The KAS office in Thailand organized the training session “KASSID Online Training 2023 – A Way Forward Career Opportunity” to help KASSID scholars to step into their working life smoothly. Many recipients of the KASSID scholarship are going to graduate their Master's degree in 2023. In the infographic below you can read some of the feedback from the scholars. They learned about the current labor market, job interview techniques, resume and cover letter writing.