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Seminar

The New European ESG Supply Chain Regulations and the Impact on Thailand

Europe-in-Review (EiR) Seminar on Current Developments in the EU and for the Cooperation between Europe and Southeast Asia

The global landscape of corporate responsibility and sustainable business practices regarding environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) values, including the responsibility for the supply chain, has been rapidly evolving over the past years. The European Union's (EU’s) Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), proposed by the European Commission in February last year and adopted by the European Parliament in June this year, is the latest in the string of legislations and initiatives in Europe aimed at ensuring responsible sourcing, ethical practices, and compliance with labor and environmental regulations in business throughout the supply chain.

Workshop

Approaching a Model and Direction of Decentralization for Governor Elections in a Transitional Era

A Workshop Series to Promote Democracy and Decentralization in Thailand (Workshop 4)

Thailand has over 7,000 local government organizations established in various forms and levels, e.g. provincial administrative organizations, sub-district administrative organizations, municipalities, or even special autonomous cities like Bangkok and Pattaya. In details, however, the structure and the actual administrative process are not quite correlate. The Chief Executives and Council Members of local government organizations come directly from the local elections, but they are still overseen by civil servants who are assigned by the central government as governors of provinces. The budget approval, inspection of the overall administration, and even dismissal of the local government chiefs are authorized by the governors. As a result, it has gradually raised questions and awareness on improvement of Thailand’s decentralization since, in fact, there are many organic laws in the sections both on state policy and local administration, stipulating that the provinces are ready to be entirely administered by local governments.

Forum

Dam or No Dam? in the Country’s Natural World Heritage Sites

Media Dialogue Forum 3 of 2023

During the 44th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in 2021, the WHC resolved and noted with “utmost concern” on the renewed development of several dam projects within and adjacent to Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, reiterating its request to Thailand to permanently cancel plans for any construction of dams with reservoirs inside the property’s boundaries.

Seminar

Parliamentary Engagement in Implementing SDGs Localisation

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

The impacts of global warming and climate change already had serious impacts around the world: Heat waves, severe storms, heavy rains, flash floods, landslides, melting snow caps, wildfires and droughts. All these disasters – both directly and indirectly – affect human life and in particular vulnerable people such as children, disabled and elderly people and other less privileged groups.

Workshop

Approaching a Model and Direction of Decentralization for Governor Elections in a Transitional Era

A Workshop Series to Promote Democracy and Decentralization in Thailand

Thailand has over 7,000 local government organizations established in various forms and levels, e.g. provincial administrative organizations, sub-district administrative organizations, municipalities, or even special autonomous cities like Bangkok and Pattaya. In details, however, the structure and the actual administrative process are not quite correlate. The Chief Executives and Council Members of local government organizations come directly from the local elections, but they are still overseen by civil servants who are assigned by the central government as governors of provinces. The budget approval, inspection of the overall administration, and even dismissal of the local government chiefs are authorized by the governors. As a result, it has gradually raised questions and awareness on improvement of Thailand’s decentralization since, in fact, there are many organic laws in the sections both on state policy and local administration, stipulating that the provinces are ready to be entirely administered by local governments.

Online-Seminar

New Steps for Decentralization in 2023

Webinar Series

As Thailand has had a new government with a decentralization policy being set up, Creative Urban Solution Center (CUSC) and the Academic Network for Decentralization in Thailand (A.N.D.T) have taken this important time to launch a campaign for more steps of decentralization in the society. As well, direct elections of governors are necessary, needing a clear working guideline and structure. An achievement of this project will allow target participants and Thai public to be more participative in decentralization through local democracy. Policy-makers will also get sensitized to their legislative representation and service functions towards the citizens.

Workshop

My Better Country Hackathon #13 Road Hero: Collaboration for Road Safety

Open and Innovative Government in Thailand

The Office of the Public Sector Development Commission or the OPDC has continuously moved forward to establish the open government in Thailand and promoted the public participation in many activity formats for the development of the public sector. With the guideline of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), the OPDC has developed the indicators to measure the increase of civic participation in the country’s policy-making process.

Forum

El Niño: From Global Warming to Global Boiling

Media Dialogue Forum 2 of 2023

In early July, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced issued a warning saying El Niño had developed in the tropical Pacific for the first time in seven years, setting the stage for a likely surge in global temperatures and disruptive weather and climate patterns.

Workshop

Enhancing Knowledge in the Electronic Administrative Court System

The Use of e-Admincourt for Relevant State Officials

The activity aims to assist the administrative judges and case officials as well as officials of state agencies and local administration organisations who have become parties to administrative cases. In this project, the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC) will facilitate all relevant officials in using e-Admincourt system to file a case with the Administrative Court or to submit related documents. E-Admincourt contributes to not only speedy and transparent judicial proceedings, but also saving the parties’ time and money to be spent on submitting physical documents and travelling to the Court in person.

Workshop

Democratic Youth Network 2023: Youth Leaders Strengthen Democratic Citizenship

Workshop Series on Civic Education to Strengthen the Democratic Youth Network

The recent general election in Thailand had a larger number of voters. According to observation of the media, poll-watchers and experts, there was significant political excitement and participation among the youth that showed in both direct and indirect ways. A large number of young citizens in schools and universities exercised their rights to vote or voiced their opinions enthusiastically. To sustain and strengthen their democratic citizenship, the Secretariat of the National Assembly (SNA) as a government organization is therefore responsible for providing civic education to the youth on the principle of the parliamentary and participatory democracy with the King as Head of State.

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Recommendations for Improvement of Public Services: Collaboration for Thailand’s Better Road Safety

Project on Open and Innovative Government in Thailand

To mobilise the Open Government in Thailand more effectively, inclusively and continuously, the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission or OPDC organised a series of workshops and hackathon event last year to improve the public services and performance of the public sector. The focal topic this time was how to increase road safety in Thailand through the innovative and sustainable methods in order to reduce damage to life and property which has also affected the social and economic development of the country as a whole.

Direct Talks with MPs Year 2 EP 23-28

Brought to you by the Democratic Youth Network under the supervision of the Secretariat of the National Assembly

"Direct Talks" Year 2 by the Democratic Youth Network of the Thai Parliament is the programme that takes you to meet with Members of the House of Representatives of Thailand and talk about many agenda, legal provisions, and policies significant for the development of the country. Not even the youth but people in all age groups should monitor and follow up closely how far this legislative body push each issue forwards and actualise all those policies they promised in the last election campaign. The talks are conducted in Thai.

KASSID Winter Meeting 2023

The KASSID Winter Meeting 2023 took place on December 6th, featuring engaging workshop activities.

Direct Talks with MPs Year 2 EP 15-22

Brought to you by the Democratic Youth Network under the supervision of the Secretariat of the National Assembly

"Direct Talks" Year 2 by the Democratic Youth Network of the Thai Parliament is the programme that takes you to meet with Members of the House of Representatives of Thailand and talk about many agenda, legal provisions, and policies significant for the development of the country. Not even the youth but people in all age groups should monitor and follow up closely how far this legislative body push each issue forwards and actualise all those policies they promised in the last election campaign. The talks are conducted in Thai.

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

MP Serap Güler's Visit in Thailand

Ms. Serap Güler Member of the Bundestag, CDU/CSU parliamentary group, travelled to Bangkok from 30 to 31 October to take part in a dialogue program at the invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thailand. Ms. Güler is, inter alia, Deputy Chairwoman of the Bundestag's Committee of Inquiry into Afghanistan and a member of the Defense Committee. Within the latter, she also serves as rapporteur for Asia. The focus of her visit to Bangkok therefore lay on security issues in the areas of foreign policy and international relations, trade and business, elections and citizen participation.

The New European ESG Supply Chain Regulations and the Impact on Thailand

Europe-in-Review (EiR) Seminar

The German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Office Thailand co-hosted the seminar titled “The New European ESG Supply Chain Regulations and the Impact on Thailand” on 5 October 2023 at the Pullman G Hotel in Bangkok. The event informed about the nature of the EU’s new Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) as the latest piece of environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related regulation and mapped out its impact on relevant stakeholders in Thailand and the EU.

Direct Talks with MPs Year 2 EP 7-14

Brought to you by the Democratic Youth Network under the supervision of the Secretariat of the National Assembly

"Direct Talks" Year 2 by the Democratic Youth Network is the Programme that takes you to meet with Members of the House of Representatives of Thailand and talk about many agenda, legal provisions, and policies significant for the development of the country. Not even the youth but people in all age groups should monitor and follow up closely how far this legislative body push each issue forwards and actualise all those policies they promised in the last election campaign. The talks are conducted in Thai.

Enhancing Potential and Competitiveness of Local Community Business

Applying the Social Market Economy Principle in Thailand

In August-September 2023, the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) implemented the second 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.

Parliamentary Engagement in Implementing SDGs Localisation

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

ASEAN Community Center of the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and UNDP Thailand, with the support of KAS Thailand Office, held a seminar on 18 September 2023 to validate the report on “Climate Change: Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind”. The report was compiled from information and data gathered in the previous activities which had been implemented in Chiang Mai, Songkla, and Bangkok in the beginning of the year. Among participants, there were parliamentary and ministerial officials, diplomats, and also representatives from Thai civil society.

Direct Talks with MPs Year 2 EP 1-6

Brought to you by the Democratic Youth Network, the Secretariat of the National Assembly

“Direct Talks” Year 2 by the Democratic Youth Network is the programme that takes you to meet with new Members of the Parliament of Thailand and talk about many agenda, legal provisions, and policies significant for the development of the country. Not even the youth but people in all age groups should monitor and follow up closely how far this legislative body push each issue forwards and actualise all those policies they promised in the last election campaign. The talks are conducted in Thai.