Events

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Workshop “Women Economic Empowerment in rural areas”

The workshop will be offered by KAS as part of a series of events to boost women's economic benefits in rural areas. The aim is to promote the participating female entrepreneurs in the areas of financial management, marketing and branding and to network with each other. The theoretical part of the workshop will be complemented by practical exercises in which the participants will present their goods to a broad public.

Study and Information Program

Call for Applications Research Assistant in Lebanon

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), in cooperation with The Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS), seeks a full-time research assistant to play a key role in a project dealing with Lebanon’s National Defense Strategy. The aim is to support a research project analyzing the political situation surrounding possible negotiations over a defense strategy, both on a national and regional level.

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Empowering Women Through Military Service

Under the patronage of General Joseph Aoun, Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, the Committee for Women Political Empowerment is honored to invite you to attend the Conference on "Empowering Women Through Military Service" on Tuesday, Wednesday, 18 and 19 June 2019. Opening: Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 5:30 pm

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E.U. Election Night

Europe is awaiting the E.U. 2019 elections with a notably higher anticipation and attention than previous elections. The results bear the potential to change not only the E.U.’s political dynamics, but also Europe’s role in the Middle East.

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Press Conference: The public survey on the economic and financial conditions in Lebanon

Between December 4th and December 13th 2018 Statistics Lebanon interviewed on behalf of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) citizens in all governorates and regions of Lebanon on their opinion on the Lebanese economy, the political situation and their financial self-assessment. Findings show personal views on Lebanon in times of omnipresent challenges.

Discussion

The United States under Trump: Internal Dynamics and Repercussions on the Middle East

Since 2017 the United States’ strategy towards the Middle East Region has shifted. The Trump administration has generated worldwide attention by moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, cutting funds to UNRWA and announcing the withdrawal of its troops from war-torn Syria in late December 2018.

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Workshop for the Lebanese Army - CIMIC

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Beirut and SMART Center, in close cooperation with and on the request of CIMIC, organized a 5-day workshop aiming at empowering army members by practicing non-violent communication techniques for effective conflict prevention and conflict resolution and at promoting civil-military cooperation within the Lebanese army.

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Political Parties and Natural Resource Policies

On 12 November 2018, with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Beirut, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) organized a round-table titled “Political Parties and Natural Resource Policies” in Beirut, Lebanon.

Event Reports

Development of the Lebanese Gas Resources, Opportunities and Challenges

On 7th August 2019, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) held a roundtable discussion on current developments concerning the Lebanese gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean. Together with numerous experts as well as representatives of foreign embassies, chances and challenges of gas extraction by Lebanon were discussed. The event took place at the Lancaster Plaza Hotel in Raouche. The main focus laid on the presentation of Brigadier General Khaled Hamade's policy paper "Development of the Middle East Gas: Opportunities & Challenges".

Event Reports

Economic Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas – Halba/Akkar

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Beirut, in partnership with the Committee for Women and Children at Lebanese Parliament, the SMART Center and the Union of Municipalities of Al Shafat launched the third and last workshop out of three entitled “Economic Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas”. The workshop took place on the 15.07.2019 in Halba - Akkar in the presence of women from Wadi Khaled, Akkar and Tyre and women entrepreneurs, mayors and dignitaries from the region. The workshop, aimed to shed the light at the women entrepreneurs in the region and train them in areas related to financial management, marketing and branding. It also gave the women entrepreneurs from the region the opportunity to network with women entrepreneurs from the region of Tyros and with each other. The theoretical part of the workshop was complemented by practical exercises as well as an exhibition in which the participants presented their goods to a broad public and to each other for peer review.

Event Reports

Economic Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Beirut, in partnership with the Committee for Women and Children at Lebanese Parliament, the Governor of Baalback Hermel, the SMART Center and the Union of Municipalities in Baalbek, launched the second workshop out of three entitled “Economic Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas”. The workshop took place on the 08.07.2019 in Baalbek in the presence of more than 130 women entrepreneurs, mayors and dignitaries from the region. The workshop, aimed to shed the light at the women entrepreneurs in the region and train them in areas related to financial management, marketing and branding. It also gave the women entrepreneurs from the region the opportunity to network with women entrepreneurs from the region of Tyros and with each other. The theoretical part of the workshop was complemented by practical exercises as well as an exhibition in which the participants presented their goods to a broad public and to each other for review.

Event Reports

Annual Conference of Maison du Futur on Middle East Energy & Geopolitics

On Friday 14th of June 2019, the conference ”Middle East Energy & Geopolitics” was held at the Maison du Futur, Bickfaya preceded by a Welcome dinner at the Hilton, Beirut on June 13th.

Event Reports

Lebanese Forces open new Bureau of Environment: First Kick-Off Event

On 11th June, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) supported the first event of the newly established Bureau of Environment at the Lebanese Forces Party (LF) in Meerab.

Event Reports

European Election Night

European Elections and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities for the EU in the MENA Region

Event Reports

Judicial Independence in Lebanon

On March 27 the Lebanese Forces Party in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) and the Middle Eastern Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) hosted a closed round table on the topic “Judicial Independence in Lebanon”. The round table was the final out of a series of workshops dedicated to work on practical and comprehensive policy proposals for Lebanon. The round table took place at the Mövenpick Hotel in Raouche and was organized under the auspices of HE MP George Edwan. Among the participants were - alongside with the ministers, policy makers, representatives of the Lebanese Forces, journalists and experts from the Lebanese judiciary, HE Minister Laurent Anselmi of Monaco - the Director of the Judical Services, and the Director of the Middle East and North Africa at Lexis Nexis, Guillaume Deroubaix.

Event Reports

Workshop “Economic Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas”

In partnership with the Committee for Women and Youth at the Lebanese Parliament, the SMART Center and the Union of Municipalities in Tyre the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) launched the first workshop of a series of events entitled “Economic Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas” on March 13, 2019 in the city of Tyre, South Lebanon. By introducing 130 women entrepreneurs to a broader network of producers, consultants and supporters the event aimed on both expanding the capacity of their businesses in the fields of financial management, branding and marketing as well as on the practical advertisement of manufactured products presented on a fair connected to the event. The agenda of the workshop was based on the findings of a study on the needs of women entrepreneurs in small enterprises conducted SMART Center on behalf of KAS in February.

Event Reports

Unlocking the Economic and Financial value of Telecom Sector in Lebanon

On March 4 the Lebanese Forces Party in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) and the Middle Eastern Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) hosted a closed round table on the topic “Unlocking the Economic and Financial value of the Telecom Sector in Lebanon”. The round table was the third out of a series of workshops dedicated to work on practical policy proposals for the Lebanese economic and financial sector. The round table took place at the Hilton Metropolitan Hotel in Sin El Fil and was organized under the auspices of H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani. Among the guests were ministers, policy makers, representatives of the Lebanese Forces, journalists and experts from the telecommunication sector. The round table provided participants with in-depth-information on the sector and its current challenges and enabled both policy makers and leading experts to exchange views on this topic.

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Economic perceptions amidst challenges

Survey conducted by Statistics Lebanon Ltd. for Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation commissioned a survey to Statistics Lebanon Ltd., in an effort to learn how Lebanese perceive the economic situation of their country and their personal economic well-being. The survey - the first of its kind - was taken over by Statistics Lebanon Ltd. from 04/12/2018 to 13/12/2018. The respondents were purposively selected to reflect all Lebanese socio-economic groups, and the survey was carried out across all Lebanese governorates.