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Seminar

Referendum 2024 and the Way to Constitutional Amendment

Seminar Series on Democratization

Thailand's 2017 Constitution has been a subject of controversy due to its origin under the military junta. The demand for its amendment was central to the 2023 general election and the 2020-2021 mass protest movement. According to a study approved by the cabinet, a series of three referendums are required to gauge public opinion. Amending the Referendum Act, B.E. 2564, is seen as a crucial first step toward facilitating constitutional amendment.

Discussion

Roundtable Discussion with German MP: Strengthening Economic Security

European and Southeast Asian Perspectives on Navigating the New Normal in Global Supply Chains

In recent years, international supply chains – the backbone of global commerce – have encountered unprecedented challenges. The shift towards protectionism marked by the "America First" policies of the Trump administration, including the US-China trade war, was just the beginning of a process at play since 2017. Then, the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a significant blow to global supply chains, disrupting transport lines and production cycles worldwide. As the global economy was still grappling with the aftermath of the pandemic, Russia's invasion of Ukraine triggered direct disruptions in supply chains, compounded by a sanctions war against the aggressor that catalyzed pre-existent attempts to reshape supply chains away from the West. These events have accelerated changes and reshaped global supply lines.

Workshop

Democratic Youth Network of the Thai Parliament 2024 (Southern 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 (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.

Workshop

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

Seminar

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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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.

Dialogue Program EU-ASEAN as Strategic Partners for Growth and Prosperity

MP Gunther Krichbaum's Visit in Thailand

From 20th-26th March 2023, KAS Thailand organized a dialogue program for Mr. Gunther Krichbaum, Member of the German Bundestag and European Policy Spokesperson of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, and Dr. Carsten Buchholz, Head of MP Krichbaum’s office, to meet with various stakeholders in Thailand as well as KAS cooperation partners. The topics discussed during this seven-day program included political and economic developments in Thailand and Southeast Asia, trade prospects between Thailand and the EU with the current negotiations of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two entities, democratic developments in the country and the civic engagement of the civil society, youth participation, and German-Thai cooperation. On this occasion, Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro, Director of the KAS Office in Thailand, led the visit and accompanied the visitors throughout the program.

Reimagine Smart City

Policy Framework to Next Future

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 KAS Thailand in cooperation with the Institute of Democratization Studies and King Prajadhipok’s Institute organized the online seminar on “Reimagine Smart City: Policy Framework to Next Future” via Zoom.

Seminar on Climate Change in Songkla

Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind

The Secretariat of the House of Representatives, the UNDP Thailand and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Thailand jointly organized the Seminar on “Climate Change: Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind” in the Songkhla Province.

Seminar on Climate Change

Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind

The ASEAN Community Center of the Parliament (ACP), which was created by the Secretariat of the House of Representatives (SNA) and a group of young MPs from various political parties in Thailand, the UNDP Thailand and the KAS Thailand have cooperated to hold the “Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind’” at the Mae Hia Municipal Hall in Chiang Mai.

The EU-ASEAN Strategic Partnership and Its Prospects

Seminar Series on Europe-Asia Relations

The first-ever summit between leaders of the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), was held on December 14, 2022 to celebrate 45 years of cooperation between the two regional organisations. Against this backdrop, the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Thailand Office in cooperation with the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) hosted a hybrid roundtable discussion in the frame of the Europe in Review (EiR) seminar series on Europe-Asia relations to discuss about the summit and the outlooks for the future relations of the EU and ASEAN.

Year-end Dialogue Forum 2022 BCG Economy Model

A Green Development Pathway?

The Thai government's Bio-Circular-Green Economy Model (BCG Model) has been proposed at the APEC summit in November 2022 as a solution to current environmental, social, and economic problems. However, members of the civil society have accused the model of “greenwashing” and criticized that its implementation could negatively impact several communities.

Local Administration in Udon Thani

Seminar Series about Local Administration

This seminar series is jointly organized by Udon Thani Rajabhat University, UNDP and KAS Thailand.

APEC Update

The Next Step of Cooperation between Thailand, ASEAN, APEC and the European Union (EU)

On 2nd December, the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung co-hosted the seminar APEC Update: The Next Step of Cooperation between Thailand, ASEAN, APEC and European Union (EU). The event took place two weeks after the end of the APEC Summit in Bangkok that was held between the 18 and 19th of November and aimed at informing and discussing with members of the parliament (MPs), senators, officials, academics, and civil society about the results, challenges, and perspectives of APEC 2022. During the conference, three prominent panelists involved in international affairs discussed and opined about the summit, outcomes and sequential repercussions.