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Expert talk

Recent Developments in Thai Local Government

Dialog zu den jüngsten Entwicklungen im Bereich der Kommunalverwaltung in Thailand - Perspektiven für die Zukunft

Seminar

The Role of Constitutional Organs in Protecting the Rights and Liberties of the People

Dialogseminar der KAS-Bangkok in Kooperation mit dem Office of the Constitutional Court über die Rolle der unabhängigen Verfassungsorgane auf der Grundlage der thailändischen Verfassung (komparativer Ansatz)

Seminar

"The State's Obligation in Promoting and Encouraging Public Participation and State Power Inspection"

Seminar der KAS-Bangkok und des Office of the Constitutional Court anläßlich des 4. Jahrestages des thailändischen Verfassungsgerichts

Seminar

Decentralization and Education Management

An event of the Institute of Public Policy Studies in cooperation with the Local Development Center

New education laws require the cooperation between the state and civil society in local education management, which lead to anxiety of local educational personnel concerning the correlation between local authorities and school administrations.

Expert conference

Administrative Procedure Law in Thailand

A Conference of the Office of the Administrative Courts

Discussion of experiences and problems with the new Thai administrative procedure law among judges of the Supreme, the Central and the Regional Administrative Courts

Expert conference

Decentralization: "New Thinking - New Action" - But How?

A Conference on the Thai Government's Commitment to Local Government

What is the direction of the Thai Rak Thai government's policy concerning decentralization and local governments - or is there any? Is the "CEO Governor" a promising concept?

Seminar

The Constitutional Right of Draft Law Submittance Through Petition

A Seminar of the Institute of Public Policy Studies and the Office of the Constitutional Court

The right to submit draft legislation through a petition, first introduced by the 1997 Constitution, needs more clarification and explanation in order to create more public awareness of this concept.

Seminar

Monitoring and Evaluation of Tambon Administrative Organizations

A Seminar of the Institute of Public Policy Studies about Civil Society Leaders' Opinion on Decentralization

In the fiscal year 2002 almost 20% of the Thai national budget will be allocated to all local administrations. This ongoing process of decentralization requires concepts for monitoring and evaluation of appointed and elected community leaders.

Seminar

Three Years Mission of the Independent Organizations

Is Political Reform Ongoing? A Seminar of the Institute of Public Policy Studies

Three years after the promulgation of the 1997 Constitution, several so-called independent organizations have been established. Has their performance kept the promises?

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.