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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: "KAS PDWA SUMMER SCHOOL, 2024 EDITION"

Scholarship program for applicants from Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Togo, Liberia and Sierra Leone

The purpose of this call for applications is to select participants for the KAS Summer School 2024, with the aim of selecting the winners of the KAS PDWA Master's Scholarship 2024 at the end of the workshop. The KAS Summer School will take place online in July 2024. Based on the applications, KAS PDWA will shortlist candidates and inform them by email between May and June about the exact dates and details of the further process. KAS PDWA takes the protection of personal data very seriously and guarantees that the information provided in your application will only be used for the purpose for which it was submitted. By submitting your application via this completed form, you also authorize KAS PDWA to use this information as described above and to contact your referees for any necessary cross-checks. Good luck with your application!

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Presidential election 2023 in Liberia

Peaceful change of power and hope for progress.

Opposition candidate Joseph Boakai replaces incumbent President George Weah in office and becomes the new head of state of the Republic of Liberia. Hopes for the new government are high.

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Elections in Sierra Leone in the context of geopolitical instability

Julius Maada Bio was re-elected as Sierra Leone's head of state on June 24, 2023, to lead the country of nearly 9 million people through tumultuous times

The results of the June 24 elections for the president, parliament and local mayors are out. The incumbent head of state Julius Maada Bio was reelected. He must now navigate his country of almost nine million through ever more stormy waters.

Dr. Stefanie Brinkel s'exprime au sujet de l'ancienne chancelière allemande Dr. Angela Merkel

Dr. Angela Merkel reçoit ce 8 février son Prix FHB pour la recherche de la Paix à Yamoussoukro

L'ancienne chancelière et désormais membre du Conseil d'administration de la Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, recevra ce mercredi 8 février 2023 le Prix Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la recherche de la Paix à Yamoussoukro en Côte d'Ivoire.

Novembre 2020 - Octobre 2022: Retour en chiffres sur 2 ans du projet FiPNAT

Bilan du projet « Finances Publiques, Notre Affaire à Tous » (FiPNAT)

Le projet FiPNAT, porté par la Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, l'Union Européenne et l'ONG Action pour la Protection des Droits de l'Homme (APDH), a pris fin le 31 Octobre 2022, après deux ans de vulgarisation des concepts et pratiques liés aux finances publiques en Côte d'Ivoire. Retour sur les activités du projet.

Ordre juridique en Afrique : la KAS et son partenaire CREDFiP ouvrent le débat

Discussions autour du thème « L’ordre Juridique : entre stabilité et instabilité »

« L’ordre juridique : entre stabilité et instabilité », tel fut le thème du colloque international organisé par le CREDFiP avec le soutien financier de la Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung à travers son Programme Régional pour le Dialogue Politique en Afrique de l’Ouest (PDWA), les 08, 09 et 10 Décembre 2022 à l’UFR des Sciences Juridiques et de Gestion de l’Université Alassane Ouattara de Bouaké au centre de la Côte d’Ivoire.

The jihadist threat in northern Ghana and Togo

Stocktaking and prospects for containing the expansion

The study "The jihadist threat in northern Ghana and Togo: Stocktaking and prospects for containing the expansion" was conducted by the regional programme Political Dialogue in West Africa (PDWA) of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with PROMEDIATION. The study focuses on recent developments in the jihadist terrorist threat in the north of Ghana and Togo and is a continuation of the study " North of the countries of the Gulf of Guinea - The new frontier for jihadist groups" published in 2021.

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Faith in action

How religious organizations facilitate demographic change in West Africa

On behalf of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Berlin Institute for Population and Development has investigated the role of religious authorities and organisations in 16 countries in West Africa in demographic-relevant fields such as gender justice, family planning and sexuality.

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West Africa – A stocktake on the COVID-19 pandemic

An indicative outlook on the impact and future potential, based on more than 40 interviews with experts from the West African region

The COVID-19 pandemic hit many of the sub-Saharan African countries on their path toward growth and stabilisation, and like all other countries globally, they were completely unprepared. The restrictions on economic activities resulting from lockdowns and macroeconomic instability is increasing poverty and threatens livelihoods. Undoubtedly, sub-Saharan Africa is facing major economic and socio-political challenges.

A threat from the North of the Gulf of Guinea Countries - New Frontier for Jihadist Groups in West Africa?

It can be observed that jihadist groups in West Africa are increasingly expanding their areas of activity from the Sahel to the coastal countries along the Gulf of Guinea for some time now. Especially from Burkina Faso, where entire regions are already outside state control, these actors are advancing further and further south.

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"In der Wesermarsch, aus aller Welt"

Workshop Moderationstraining

Zum Auftakt des dreijährigen Projektes "In der Wesermarsch, aus aller Welt!' fand am Freitag und Samstag, 18. und 19. August, in Brake ein Workshop über Kommunikationsstrategien statt. Das Herrmann-Ehlers-Bildungsforum Weser-Ems fördert das Projekt und gestaltete den Auftaktworkshop mit dem Projektteam.  Als Referent führte Dr. Thomas Thielen durch das Programm, bei dem es um Interview-Schulungen, Übungen zur Moderation von Gesprächen und operativ aufmerksame Kommunikation ging. 

 

In dem Projekt geht es um Lebensgeschichten sowohl junger als auch älterer Menschen, die filmisch aufgezeichnet, dokumentiert und öffentlich präsentiert werden. Dabei sollen Generationen in den Dialog treten - für eine vielfältige und offene Gesellschaft. Im ersten Workshop wurde das Projektteam für diese Interviewsituationen geschult. Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer kamen aus der Wesermarsch und umzu, zudem nahmen Schülerinnen und Schüler der Zinzendorfschule  aus Tossens teil. In dem zeitägigen Workshop wurde kreativ in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit, in Simulationen die Interviewsituation geübt. Nach dem Workshop geht es im Projekt weiter mit ersten Interviews.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Country Reports with a Difference

Research on “Education of people with disabilities” around the world

People with disabilities are also among the most marginalised groups in the education system, and not only in the so-called developing countries. In recent years, it has become clear that education is one of the key prerequisites for sustainable development. Not least, the 2030 Agenda, with its guiding principle of “Leaving no one behind”, calls on us to focus our attention on this issue - also and especially in our work abroad.

 

What is the situation regarding access to education in the various countries in which we are active? To what extent do people with disabilities have the same access opportunities as non-disabled people? What difficulties do people face, what hurdles do they have to overcome and how can we, as a foundation, contribute to giving people with disabilities equal access to (‘civic’) education and to our programmes?

 

Our publication series “Country Reports with a Difference” aims to report on the current state of access to education for people with disabilities. Our overseas offices research the situation and developments in various countries. Through our reports, we can raise awareness of the inequalities that unfortunately still too often exist and bring more attention to the issue of inclusion.

Event Reportsd

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.

Vietnam Quarterly Macroeconomic Report Quarter 3 - 2018

Viet Nam's economy maintained its growth momentum, growing at 6.88% (yoy) in Q3/2018. For the first nine months of the year, economic growth was 6.98% with a solid recovery of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and services (3.65% and 6.89%, respectively) and the 8.89% impressive growth of industry and construction area. Under the current situation, economic growth in the whole year is likely to exceed 6.8%.