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Webinar

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)

Workshop

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.

Discussion

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.

Seminar

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.

Congress

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.

Seminar

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.

Workshop

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.

Seminar

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.

Seminar

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.

Symposium

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

First World War Centenary

European and Thai Experiences
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Thailand together with the Thai-German Society Thailand, the German Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the Chulalongkorn University held a colloquium on the impact of the wars on Thailand and Germany.

Event Reports

The 80-Year Database of Thai Democracy

This book is the record of an 80-year journey from 1932 to 2012 into Thailand’s political history. It contains basic information and facts about key political events, some of them have never appeared anywhere before. Readers will find the information useful for further study on the development and future of Thai politics. The publication is in Thai language only.

Event Reports

Summary of the KAS-ABAC Conference on Ecological, Social and Economic Sustainabiliy in Thailand and the ASEAN Region

by Michael Winzer

Bildung kommt eine Schlüsselfunktion zu
This one-day conference on the topic of ecological, social and economic sustainability within Thailand and ASEAN’s economy took place on November 28, 2013 at Assumption University, Bangkok. The goal of this conference was to find a solution for the ecological, social and economic problems created by the integration process of the ASEAN community. This comprehensive theme was discussed from a total of six different perspectives.

Event Reports

Annual Meeting of “Project on Strengthening Community and Local Leaders” Together with the Secretariat of the Senates

by Michael Winzer

Nationwide series of events to strengthen local political leaders successfully finished
In the past months KAS together with the Secretariat of the Senates (SOS) had organised the series of seminars and workshops to develop political education and participation throughout the country. Around 240 chosen participants had a chance to attend the final seminar in the annual meeting of the SOS on 23rd August 2013 in Bangkok.

Event Reports

International Migration in Thailand and Southeast Asia: Policies and Practices

International Migration is an established social phenomenon in Southeast Asia. All countries in the region are influenced to some degree although the nature and level of that impact varies greatly. Therefore, KAS and ISIS organized a seminar aiming at encouraging a coherent migration policy.

Event Reports

Bringing the Best of the Private Sector to Development

KAS Thailand and the Federation of Thai Industries organized a Seminar on the role of private-sector engagement in development. Discussion was based on a presentation by Mr. Oliver Wieck, Managing Director of the International Trade and Development Department at the Federation of German Industries.

Event Reports

Security Laws: Opportunities and Challenges for Conflict Resolution

Five month after the violent crackdown of the protests in Bangkok's inner city, the emergency decree still holds in Bangkok, its neighboring provinces, and the deep south. Due to this fact KAS Thailand, the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), and the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) invited to a public forum. Keynote was addressed by Dr. Panitan Wattanyagorn, Acting government Spokesman and Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister.

Event Reports

Dialogue on "Reformation of the Political Party System"

by Canan Atilgan

In partnership with IDS, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a high profile dialogue on September 16th at the Siam City Hotel Bangkok. Attended by more than 80 participants with broad media coverage, and moderated by former deputy Prime Minister Mr. Chaturon Chaisang (TRT), the Forum focused on recent party dissolutions, the future of the political party system, and the reformation of the constitution. The importance of political parties for Thailand and their policy agendas was debated.

Event Reports

NATO at 60: Transformation to a Global Security Provider?

by Canan Atilgan

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of NATO, Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized an international seminar on NATO. For the first time the role of NATO in the security order of the 21st century was analyzed together with relevant actors from Thailand. This event has broadened the understanding of NATO’s provision and role to Thai authorities. Moreover, one of the controversial issues is on terrorism that has become one of the most vital and challenging aspect to the future role of NATO.

Event Reports

New Security Trends in Southeast Asia and Europe

by Canan Atilgan

On April 9th, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Bangkok in cooperation with the KAS Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia and ISIS held the international seminar “New Security Trends in Southeast Asia and Europe”. Leading experts in security politics from Germany, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam discussed current and future challenges in security politics.
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