Event Reports


Citizen views of the new normal in West Africa

COVID-19 Strategic Orientations based on case studies in Guinea, Benin and Togo
This quantitative research is based on a sample of 1500 residents of Benin, Togo and Guinea, who expressed their reactions, fears and needs in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. This report is published as a contribution to the combined efforts of governments and civil society in Benin, Togo and Guinea in the fight against COVID-19. We hope that the data presented and the analysis will be used to guide existing initiatives and encourage new ones, as well as to foster public-private partnerships to respond to the spread of the coronavirus in Benin, Togo, Guinea and beyond.


Vendors and consumers facing COVID-19 in Abidjan - attitudes, reactions and perspectives

The Regional Programme Political Dialogue West Africa (PDWA) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) asked LOOKA, a market research service for Africa, to conduct the survey "Vendors and Consumers Facing COVID-19 in Abidjan - Attitudes, Reactions and Perspectives".


The better democracy

Principles for a representative system
A publication on fundamental democratic principles


Interreligious Dialogue 2020

The third edition of the Interreligious Dialogue was held from 18 to 19 February 2020 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
The dialogue - a joint initiative of the « Centre de Recherche Politique d’Abidjan » (CRPA), the Embassy of Israel and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) - brought together more than 150 participants. Rabbi Akiva Zyzek, as a French-speaking teacher from the 'Oz Lé-Israel' community, represented the perspective of Judaism during the conference. In addition, among the guests were representatives of the Catholic, Protestant and Free Churches and of Muslim communities from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea.


Annual conference of KAS scholarship holders in West Africa

2019 edition in Lomé, Togo
The 2019 edition of the annual scholarship holders’ conference of the Regional Programme “Political Dialogue West Africa” (PDWA) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) took place in Lomé, Togo, between the 3rd and 6th of December 2019. KAS invited 24 scholarship recipients (from the cohorts 2017, 2018 and 2019) as well as seven former scholarship recipients from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger and Togo.


Political Academy

The situation of Ivorian youth in view of the 2020 election: challenges and prospects
On 17th October 2019 the Regional Programme Political Dialogue West Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised a "Political Academy" on the theme "The situation of Ivorian youth in view of the 2020 election: challenges and prospects" in partnership with the "Conseil des Jeunes du District d’Abidjan" (COJEDA).


Francophone Journalism in West Africa

KAS Media Africa presents important journalists


Recommendations of 14 human rights commissions against terrorism in the ECOWAS region

by Katharina Hopp

In preparation for the forthcoming ECOWAS counter-terrorism summit on 14 September 2019 in Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso, national representatives of 14 West African Human Rights Commissions gathered in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on 11 and 12 September 2019 to develop recommendations for the heads of state and government of the ECOWAS community.


First Youth Forum of the Democrat Union of Africa

Young politicians from 12 African countries and 15 political parties developed their vision for cooperation amongst the center-right parties in Africa during the first DUA Youth Forum from 28th to 31st August 2019 in Grand-Bassam/Côte d'Ivoire.



by Anna Wasserfall

The contribution of parliamentarians to democracy and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa
The KAS hosts the first Sub-Saharan Africa Conference.

About this series

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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