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Fostering the Equiverse: Gender Inclusive Urban Spaces Report

Posted on: 05 Jun 2024

This report summarises the key takeaways and recommendations from the Roundtable on “Fostering the Equiverse: Building Inclusive Urban Spaces”, jointly organized by TalentNomics India and the Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Japan. The event was held in New Delhi on March 6th, 2024. It was a closed-door event that brought together inspirational leaders, entrepreneurs, transport and urban development specialists and practitioners, researchers and senior leaders from development and international organizations.

Great Power Rivalries in the Global South 

Posted on: 14 May 2024

Navigating Financial and Economic Security Issues in a Multi-Polar World   In 2024, the world is at an inflection point, the most important since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. There is widespread concern about the increasingly fragmented state of the international system, and the capacity of leading governments to address challenges […]

NPI-KAS Seminar on Economic Security

Posted on: 25 Mar 2024

On February 20, the Japan Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Nakasone Peace Institute (NPI) jointly organized a seminar on “Economic Security: A German Perspective”. The seminar was held following the MoU signed last December between NPI and KAS to strengthen cooperation in the field of economic security and was attended by Japanese Diet members and government and ministry officials.

Launch of Trade Sentinel: An Early Monitoring Mechanism for Trade Policy and Related Changes in South Asia

Posted on: 21 Mar 2024

South Asia is at an early stage of globalization. Average applied tariffs in South Asia were 11.8% in 2022, the highest of any region, against a world average of 8.6% and an East Asia and the Pacific average of 6.1%. Gains from trade have far from being realized. It is the least integrated region in […]

Shaping the Equiverse: Building Inclusive Urban Spaces for Women in South Asia

Posted on: 19 Mar 2024

The roundtable, ‘Shaping the Equiverse: Building Inclusive Urban Spaces for Women in South Asia’, took place on 6 March 2024 at the India International Centre in New Delhi. It was co-organised by TalentNomics India and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS). The primary objective of this roundtable is to identify actionable […]

ISAS-KAS Workshop: The IPEF and the Contours of Economic Security in the Indo-Pacific

Posted on: 18 Mar 2024

On the 1st of March 2024, KAS Japan, in partnership with the Institute of South Asian Studies NUS (ISAS), hosted an engaging workshop building on the insights shared in the recent publication “The Making of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)”.

Visit of a Delegation of CDU/CSU Members of the Bundestag

Posted on: 14 Feb 2024

From February 7 to 9, the Japan Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation had the honor of welcoming a delegation of members of the German Bundestag, led by Dr. Johann Wadephul, Deputy Chairman of the Christian Democratic/ Social Union (CDU/CSU) parliamentary group, to Japan and provided them an opportunity to exchange views with Japanese members of parliament and experts.

Towards Reiwa Political Reform — An Analysis of the Consequences of Japan’s Political Funding Issue

Posted on: 14 Jan 2024

In this paper, Naoki Takiguchi (Senior Programme Manager / Political Analyst for Country Programme Japan of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung) analyzes Japan’s political funding scandal, providing personal insights and observations, as well as his own thoughts on the future for political reform in the Reiwa era.

MoU Signing Ceremony with Nakasone Peace Institute

Posted on: 18 Dec 2023

On December 6, the Japan office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nakasone Peace Institute (NPI) confirming their cooperation in the field of economic security. 

Shaping an Equiverse: Pathways to Parity

Posted on: 30 Nov 2023

This report summarises the key takeaways and recommendations from the International
Leadership Conference “Shaping an Equiverse: Pathways to Parity”, jointly organised by
TalentNomics India and KAS SOPAS in New Delhi, India. The event was held in person on
November 24th, 2023. The meeting brought 23 Global Leaders as speakers and panellists
and was attended by more than 200 participants. The conference sought to discover
specific policy interventions for reducing disparities and shaping a new world – an Equiverse:
a Universe where gender equity is the norm.