KAS Thailand works in close cooperation with local partners, including both governmental institutions, such as the legislative and the judiciary, and NGOs and universities. The main target groups of KAS Thailand are young political and social leaders as well as women.
Population & Community Development Association (PDA)
PDA focuses its activities on the fields of democracy building, local self-administration and women emancipation. Furthermore, it also supports income-increasing measures.
OAC coordinates the administrative and judicial cooperation among the Administrative Courts as well as with the central Court of Appeal. KAS and OAC have implemented common measures to reform and strengthen administrative laws and their enforcement to meet international standards.
The cooperation between KAS and SNA aims at the improvement of administrative services for the House of Representatives. In addition, it spreads knowledge of the role and function of Parliament and encourages the participation of the people in the democratic process. One especially successful project of the KAS and SNA is a country-wide competition on democracy strengthening in high schools. The number of participants yearly exceeds 1,000 students.
SOS is affiliated with the National Assembly but acts as an independent agency. It is mainly responsible for the administration and coordination of the work of the Senate as well as the relationship between the Senate and other institutions. SOS also implements studies to improve the internal organisation of the Senate and ability to support it. Furthermore, it expands public knowledge on the parlamentary democratic system. Since 2001 KAS and SOS have commonly organised seminars and workshops as well as promoted an exchange of German and Thai professionals of the legislative.
SOC aims at coordinating and improving the administrative work of the government. The cooperation between KAS and SOC focuses on the strengthening of SOC as a service and information provider as well as a center for strategic planning for the Cabinet.
Supreme Court, Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Positions (SCP)
The Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Positions pursues perpetrators holding political offices for charges such as embezzlement and corruption. Since 2002 the agency cooperates with KAS in providing Thai legal decision makers with further education and promoting the exchange of experiences with German legal experts.
The Constitutional Court is one of the most powerful institutions in Thailand. KAS cooperates with its administrative agency OCC, since its establishment in 1998. The cooperation focuses on the analysis of laws and verdicts, implementing seminars and workshops as wells as issuing publications.
The Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) is a government agency under the Prime Minister’s Office, headed by the Secretary-General and directly accountable to the Prime Minister, being the central agency in charge of advising public sectors in managing human resources and protecting merit system practices of the civil service. Furthermore, it advances work quality, environment, and quality of life for government officials. All is to enable government officials to achieve their professional performance based on the principle of merit and good governance, aiming at the benefit of the people and sustainable development of the nation.
CMU is one of the largest universities of Thailand. It was founded in 1964 and currently enrols more than 25,000 students. KAS cooperates with CMU mainly in the field of education, concentrating its activities on the North and Northeast.
College of Local Administration (COLA), Khon Kaen University
The College of Local Administration (COLA) was founded at Khon Kaen University (KKU) in 2007 in collaboration with Thailand’s Department of Local Administration in the Ministry of Interior. The expressed purposes are to improve the management capacity of local government officials throughout the country and to serve as a repository of knowledge on government innovation and collaboration. This joint effort was designed to impart and apply knowledge from the field of public administration, emphasizing decentralized management.
Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University (IHRPS)
The Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies is the result of a recent merger between Mahidol University’s Center for Human Rights Studies and Social Development (est. 1998) and the Research Center on Peacebuilding (est. 2004). The Institute combines experiences and perspectives of both centers. The purpose of the merger was to increase interdisciplinary exchange in order to strengthen peace, conflict, justice and human rights studies.
College is dedicated to the study and research in the field of religious studies and fosters mutual understanding, cooperation, and respect among people of different religious traditions both in Thailand and throughout the world, so that common concerns might be creatively addressed. In teaching and research, the College also strives to nurture global ethical values and promote peace and human well-being.
Graduate School of Philosophy and Religion, Assumption University
The Graduate School of Philosophy and Religion of Assumption University has dedicated itself to preparing its graduates for service to Thai and international societies and to becoming a community of scholars engaged in the pursuit of truth and knowledge.
An institute promoting the democratisation process in Thailand that has provided many seminars, dialogues, and researches, both to the public and professionals. It is an additional academic source for interested people.