Events

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Workshop

Civic Education on Civic Society Responsibility towards Sustainable Development

The workshop is arranged for community leaders to exchange experiences, increase understanding in civic education concept and create its strategies in order to pave way for social and democratic sustainable development in the community.

Conversation

Social Healing and Reintegration

The dialogue co-organised with Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, aims to bring about mutual accommodation, reconciliation and political accord in the longer term.

Workshop

The Way Forward for Thailand and Her Neighbours

Community-Based Integrated Energy Initiatives (CBEI)

KAS in cooperation with the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) arranges a workshop to lecture local people in north-eastern Thailand on the proper and most effective usage of renewable energy.

Seminar

The Impact of the Draft Constitution towards Administrative Case Trials

The Improvement of Relevant Laws and Regulation

The seminar co-organised by KAS and the OAC aims to provide the platform for the court executives and administrative judges to exchange ideas on the impact of draft constitution towards the roles of the administrative courts.

Workshop

Strengthening Local Communities and Local Leaders

The Process of Strengthening Participatory Democracy Leadership

The training addresses community leaders and students from various provinces to promote the idea of participatory democracy in National Reform by using participatory learning methods.

Seminar

The Foreign Policy Strategy of a Regional Middle Power – Thailand and Germany

The seminar in cooperation with ASEAN Studies Centre of Chulalongkorn University aims to provide Thai, German, and other foreign participants with a better understanding of the strengths and sensitivities of Southeast Asian politics.

Seminar

Decentralisation in a Transitional Regime

The seminar co-organised with the Urban Development Institute Foundation aims to explore process of decentralisation and democracy in the past two years and to understand Thailand’s current political situation for further democratic development.

Discussion

Vision Thailand and the Path to Values Based Politics

An event in cooperation with Institute of Democratization Studies (IDS) provides a discussion platform about challenges for Thailand’s political development and democratization process.

Seminar

Climate Change: Effect on Livelihood of Nakhonsawan Province

KAS in cooperation with the Office of the Civil Service Commission and Forward Foundation arranges a seminar to examine current environmental policies in Thailand’s central provinces and to discuss about possible issues significant for policy making.

Symposium

Multiculturalism in Asia: Peace and Harmony

An international conference aims to present the challenges of the way to successful cultural and religious cooperation between ASEAN members. At the event, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN’s former Secretary-General, will also attend as the keynote speaker.

Ukraine, Europe, Asia and the World: Current Geopolitical Implications of the War in Ukraine

"Europe in Review" Online Conference #1

The first “EiR” online panel discussion in 2022, organized by the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in Thailand, focused on different strands of geopolitical implications of the war in Ukraine, which were analysed with a region-specific focus. The organizers emphasized that, during currently challenging times, it is even more crucial to highlight the impacts of developments in Europe for Southeast Asia and vice versa. Thereby, it is eminent to define conditions of rules and trust to tackle regional and global challenges in an all-encompassing manner. Discussions and exchange between academic, governmental offices, media and civil society make up a cornerstone of this engagement.

Two Decades of Local Administration in ‘Isan’ Region

125 Years of Thailand’s Local Administration

On 19th July, the Creative Urban Solutions Center (CUSC) in cooperation with Ubon Ratchathani University and network organisations held a hybrid dialogue with the support of the KAS. The dialogue aimed to explore the background stories and the progress of local administration in Thailand further from the researches and publication series done in last year. The topic for this dialogue focused on the context of Isan – the northeastern region.

Digital Communication and Regulation for Innovative Business Development

Applying the Social Market Economy Principle in Thailand

Last month, the Population and Community Development Association or the PDA successfully implemented the 1st 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 implementation of the PDA’s Centres for Community-Based Integrated Rural Development (CBIRD) in seven provinces. They are CBIRD Wiang Pa Pao in Chiang Rai Province, CBIRD Nang Rong in Buriram Province, CBIRD Mahasarakham in Mahasarakham Province, CBIRD Krabi in Krabi Province, CBIRD Chakkarat in Nakhonratchasima Province, CBIRD Ban Phai in Khon Kaen Province, and CBIRD Sai Yok in Kanchanaburi Province.

KASSID Annual Meeting 2022

Workshop on Participatory Democracy

In 2021, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung started a new scholarship program called “Konrad Adenauer Scholarship for Social and Innovative Development" or KASSID. On 10-11 June 2022, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Thailand organized an Annual Meeting for KASSID scholars at the Avani Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok. Since the start of the scholarship program last year, this was the first time that all of the KASSID scholars met each other in person, shared their ideas and expertise, and grew their connections. The event started off with a dinner talk and an ice-breaking activity which required the students to guess words related to global and local trends, international cooperation, social justice, and multiculturalism. The activity brought so much fun to the scholars and further resulted in casual discussions thereafter.

The Special Forum 1 - Mekong's Womb

A full event report of the first forum of the series "The Songkhram River Basin, the Mekong’s Womb" organised by the Bangkok Tribune News Agency with the support of the KAS in Thailand on March 18, 2022

Youth and MPs

The UNDP Thailand, the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Thailand organised the event "Youth and MPs for SDGs"

Bericht zur Konferenz “International Security and the Environment” April 20th – 21st, 20227

Die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hat in Kooperation mit dem Institute of Democratization Studies (IDS), der Chiang Mai University und der Mae Fah Luang University am 20. und 21. April 2022 eine internationale Konferenz unter dem Titel „International Security and the En-vironment“ ab¬gehalten. Während der zweitätigen online Konferenz stellten internationale Wissenschaftler ihre Forschungen und Paper zu den Themen Sicherheits-, Klima- und Um-weltpolitik vor.

“Geopolitical Implications of the War in Ukraine”

jointly organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, and the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF)

Social Inclusion

Human Security of Vulnerable Persons – Risks and Hidden Potential

Groups of the elderly, disable, poor, homeless, parolees/released prisoners, young mothers, and migrant workers are considered the most vulnerable population. Their vulnerability arises from many factors such as social stigma, a lack of training and opportunities in employment, career advancement, and income-generating activities; as well as a lack of information and knowledge exchange. More importantly, these groups of people tend to do not have enough power and abilities to cope with the hardships when they occur.

The Role of Parliaments in Participatory Democracies: Experiences from Thailand

Second Session of the Series: Democratic Trends in ASEAN

Strong parliaments are the cornerstone of participatory democracies and democratic pluralism. Parliamentarians represent the people, pass laws and hold governments accountable. As such, they are the connections between executive and citizens. Whether a national parliament can provide accountability and oversight highly depends on a number of factors, including the capabilities of parliamentarians and their staff, political procedures and points of orders, party structures and the parliament’s administration processes. Parliaments are hence an important contact point for the European Union (EU) and other international development actors to strengthen the fundament of democracy on the ground.