Events

Seminar

21st Asia - Europe Think Tank Dialogue

Responding to the Geopolitics of Connectivity: Asian and European Perspectives
The 21st Asia - Europe Think Tank Dialogue will take place on 14 and 15 October 2019 in Brussels / Belgium and discuss the topic “Responding to the Geopolitics of Connectivity: Asian and European Perspectives”.

Expert conference

4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

Collaboration between the State and Civil Society Organizations in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
From 17 to 19 September, 2019, the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) will hold the 4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue. The topic of this year’s dialogue will be “Collaboration between the State and Civil Society Organizations in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism”.

Study and Information Program

Enabling Digital Innovation

Dialogue Programme
We are gathering 12 experts on digital innovation and policy from across Asia in Berlin to discuss how we can encourage innovation and how regulatory policies can create an environment conducive for digital innovation. The 5-day programme will comprise of a mix of events and meetings with government representatives and Members of Parliament as well as start ups, research institutes, and think tanks.

Workshop

The Age of Digital Interdependence

Multi-stakeholder forum on the Report of the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation with the aim to identify good examples and propose modalities for working cooperatively across sectors, disciplines and borders to address challenges in the digital age. The report of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation makes a set of actionable recommendations in different fields of digitalisation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung has been asked by the United Nations to support the UN’s inquiry about the countries‘ perspectives on the suggestions made by the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

Seminar

Understanding the Impact of Digitalisation on Society

Bangladesh has become an emerging country in the world of digitalisation. With the Vision 2021 which aims to transform Bangladesh into technologically advanced nation by the year 2021, the country has seen radical digital transformations in its society.

Study and Information Program

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): Final Training for the 9th Batch in Germany

Opportunities and Challenges for Europe
After completing three training modules on political party organizations and functions, local governance and development, leadership in campaigning, and implementing their political projects, 17 young politicians from 7 Asian countries will be participating in the final training module of the KASYP programme in Berlin and Thuringia, Germany from 25 – 31 August 2019.

Forum

The Age of Digital Interdependence

Multi-stakeholder forum on the Report of the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung is organising a series of workshops all over the world to discuss the report of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

Book presentation

Trade and Economic Connectivity in the Age of Uncertanity

The global economy and trade system are not only undergoing massive shifts, but are also facing myriad of challenges. Unilateral trade polices due to rising protectionism, trade wars, weakening of financial institutions, and the depiction of trade liberalising agreements as a threat have led to rising uncertainties.

Event Reports

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): Final Training Workshop for KASYP Batch 09

by Rey Padit

The 9th batch of KASYP (2018-2019) has concluded its final training in Germany last 25-31 August 2019 with 17 participants (9 males, 8 females) representing 7 Asian political parties and 7 countries namely Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines For this batch, there were 6 completed political projects including individual and group work.

Event Reports

Tolerance is not enough

by Gisela Elsner

3rd International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion and Belief in Singapore
In cooperation with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), the KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia held the third International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief titled “Upholding a Rules Based System on Freedom of Religion or Belief” in Singapore on 30 and 31 October 2019.

Event Reports

Fostering digital innovation

by Christian Echle, Katharina Naumann, Sebastian Weise

Innovation experts from Asia visit Berlin
In the area of digital innovation, Germany can learn a lot from Asia. In September, a delegation of twelve Asian innovation experts visited Berlin. They had a clear message: Whoever wants to shape the future in his or her own interests must actively promote innovation and be open to change. In both areas, Germany still has some catching up to do.
KAS / Patrick Rüppel

Event Reports

4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

by Patrick Rüppel

“The keyword when talking about collaboration between the state and civil-society organizations on CVE is genuine consultation”, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

Event Reports

The Role of Digital Media in the 2019 Indian General Elections

by Katharina Naumann

ISAS-KAS Joint Panel Discussion
Konrad-Adenuaer-Stiftung Political Dialogue Asia and the Institute of South Asian Studies co-organised a panel discussion on 27th June 2019 on the role of digital media in the 2019 Indian General Elections. The panel explored the effects of social media not just on elections, but on the broader political culture. It also offered insight into the digital strategies of parties like the BJP and Congress, and addressed the problem of fake news and misinformation.

Event Reports

E-Lection Bridge Asia-Pacific 2019

The E-Lection Bridge Asia-Pacific is a yearly event hosted by the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia, in order to facilitate exchange between campaign strategists from different countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s E-Lection Bridge features participants from a variety of regions, including a sizeable delegation from this year’s host country, Myanmar.
KAS

Event Reports

Singapore – Germany: The future of mobility

How the internet of things and on-demand transport transforms cities and challenges our way of thinking.
A lively discussion with several experts from Singapore and Europe took place during the annual Asia & Pacific Week. How will digitalization revolutionise our idea of cities and transportation? AI, big data, automated on-demand vehicles and even flight taxis – the participants immerged deeply into the matter!

Event Reports

Third Training Workshop for KASYP Batch 2018-2019

The third training of each Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) batch aims to provide the participants with the understanding of electoral campaigning and its many tools as well as the importance of providing organised electoral choices to citizens through political parties. To achieve this goal the 9th KASYP batch met from 22nd to 25th of April in Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China.

Event Reports

Young Experts Discuss Security Threats in Asia and Beyond

by Patrick Rüppel

15 experts from 13 different countries in the Asia-Pacific region joined the initial meeting of the KAS Network of Young Asian Security Experts in Berlin. They discussed current and strategic national security threats to their respective countries and had in-depth exchanges with German policy- and decision-makers.

Event Reports

Commencement of the 10th Batch of Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP)

First Training-Workshop on Political Party Functions and Organization in Democratic Societies
“Every new beginning holds its own magic.” The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung welcomes the 16 new participants of the tenth batch of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP). The young politicians from nine different Asian countries met in Manila, the Philippines from 18 – 22 February for their first training session, which provided them with deeper knowledge on political ideologies and party systems around Asia as well as techniques in pursuing political projects in their own party.