Events

Book presentation

Africa's Third Liberation

Booklaunch
the Brenthurst Foundation, Penguin Books and the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Brussels take the pleasure to invite you to the booklaunch“Africa's Third Liberation” by Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst

Book presentation

“Power and Prosecution: Challenges and Opportunities for International Criminal Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten für internationale Strafjustiz in Subsahara Afrika
The book “Power and Prosecution: Challenges and Opportunities for International Criminal Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa" is part of the work of the newly formed ‘African Expert Study Group on International Criminal Law’

Expert talk

Disaster Risk Reduction in the age of Climate Change:

Online Documentation of the KAS India office about the founding of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)
The ISA was initiated following the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) on the 30th November 2015 and was introduced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then French President Francois Hollande. The idea was to create a coalition of sun-rich countries to fill identified gaps in energy supply through a common approach focused on solar power. The founding conference of the intergovernmental organization took place on the 11th of March 2018 in New Delhi.

Discussion

The EU’s and China’s run for Africa?

Strategic interests and development objectives in competition
Ahead of the European Development Days (16-17.10.2012), the roundtable is jointly hosted by the Members of the European Parliament, Elmar Brok, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Reinhard Bütikofer.

Expert talk

Ensuring food security in times of climate change and politically fragile environments

The discussion will cover Best Practice experiences from Ethiopia as well as aspects of biofuel production and the fragile security situation in the Sahel zone on food security.

Expert conference

The Nexus of Security and Development: Prospects for EU – Japan Cooperation

Perspektiven für die Kooperation zwischen der EU und Japan
The European Japan Advanced Research Network (EJARN) in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

Expert talk

Rio+20: A turning point for sustainable development and inclusive growth?

Perspectives from Europe and emerging economies
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Misereor and CIDSE invite you to an exchange of views on growth, development and sustainability.

Expert talk

What does climate change mean for Central Asia in terms of mitigation and impact adaptation?

Abmilderung des globalen Erwärmung und Anpassung an mögliche Auswirkungen
The expert roundtable will focus on the effects of climate change in Central Asia and discuss amongst others the efforts in transnational water management but will also include presentations on environmental initiatives around the Aral Sea.

Event Reports

Towards a European Sustianable Battery Industry

How to create jobs for a low carbon society
To become competitive in the global battery market Europe will require to bring together all different players in the field to share expertise and knowledge to forge and promote the European Battery Alliance. At present, only 3% of all batteries produced in the world are produced in Europe. China and the USA are market leaders, with Japan also having a technological lead. The event-report summarizes the discussions of our workshop with Bellona Foundation and the European Policy Centre on the future of this European initiative to catch up with global battery industries.

Event Reports

Environment, Security and Migration in the Middle East & Africa

by Johannes Hügel

Looking to the Future
On April 19, the MNED of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Brussels office, together with the EastWest Institute (EWI), organised a workshop concerning the nexus between migration, environment and security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The dialogue brought together experts, policy makers, journalists, and academics from the individual countries across the MENA region to discuss a range of interrelated issues pertaining to the region’s future energy, water and food security, and how the outlooks of these respective domains may affect future migratory flows.

Event Reports

Shadows of a radicalized youth.

by Susanne Conrad

The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU
This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the conference "Shadows of a radicalized youth: The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU" held in Brussels on 29 May 2018.

Event Reports

Dialogue Programme on Water and Waste Management Models

by Johannes Hügel

Insights and Ways Forward for the MENA Region
This article provides a summary of a five-day dialogue programme of meetings, presentations, discussions and field trips entitled ‘Innovations in water and waste management: Models of transferability to the MENA region’, which took place from 25-29 March 2018 in Cologne, Germany and Brussels, Belgium. The publication has been jointly elaborated with Wala' Abdullah from NGO Fanack.

Event Reports

Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains

by Johannes Hügel

The report summarizes the workshop´s results, focusing on global value chains and related international frameworks, which specifically support environmental and sustainability goals.

Event Reports

A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East

by Johannes Hügel

The historic experience of the European Coal and Steel Community
On Tuesday 28.11.2017 the MNED of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the KAS Palestinian Territories together with EcoPeace Middle East held the event "A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East and the historic experience of the European Coal and Steel Community". The WEN is an exciting new concept surrounding the trade of water and energy between Jordan, Israel and Palestine. This report summarizes the results of the WEN study conducted by KAS and EcoPeace, which have been presented at the European Parliament and accompanied by a keynote speech from Mr Elmar Brok MEP.

Event Reports

Peacebuilding and State-building in Libya

What role for the EU?
This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the conference "Peacebuilding and State-building in Libya. What role for the EU?" held in Brussels on 18 October 2017.

Event Reports

Energising Africa

by Johannes Hügel

Financing Access to Energy
On the 22nd October 2017 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted the dinner debate “Energising Africa – Financing Access to Energy”. This discussion brought together over thirty environmental experts, representatives from the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), CEOS, ambassadors and the Commission to discuss energy access goals and their implementation in urban and rural Africa.

Event Reports

COUNTERBALANCING THE STATE: HOW CAN CIVIL SOCIETY PROMOTE TRANSFORMATION?

Despite rather gloomy prospects for democratic transition in the EaP region, the EU is still a player capable of having a positive impact on developments in the region. CSOs remain the true allies of the EU in its Eastern Neighborhood to raise the voice for democratic transition. The future status of CS as an influential player counterbalancing the EaP states will determine countries’ political model in the region. Consequently, the KAS remains committed to supporting independent Civil Society in Eastern Europe to promote democratic transformation and European rapprochement of their countries.

Event Reports

Symposium Europäische Energiepolitik des Wirtschaftsrates der CDU e.V.

by Jasper Eitze, Johannes Hügel

Marktwirtschaftliche Neuausrichtung der Energiewende am Standort Deutschland und Europa
Als Auftakt für die zweite Runde des „energylabs“ fand am 11. September 2017 in Brüssel das hochkarätig besetzte „Symposium Europäische Energiepolitik“ statt. Der Fokus lag dabei auf der marktwirtschaftlichen Neuausrichtung der Energiewende am Standort Deutschland und Europa.
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