Common Future in a Just World

For 65 years, KAAD has been offering scholarships, educational and networking support to students and young professionals from the Global South so that they can take on leadership roles in the social and cultural development of their countries.

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Care for the Common Home

The care for the common home combined with a global socio-ecological transformation is one of KAAD's fundamental concerns.

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Religions in Dialogue

The fruitful dialogue between members of different religions and denominations is the focus of KAAD's support and alumni work.

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Global Health

Health and well-being is one of the central goals for sustainable development. For KAAD and its networks, the thematic field of Global Health and Public Health is a focal point.

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Cultural Heritage

The diverse cultural heritage in the different regions of the world is an expression of the history and identity of the local people, and at the same time a treasure that is important for all humanity.

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Promotion of Peace and the Common Good

The promotion of peace and the common good is the basic concern of the support and alumni work of KAAD. By supporting change agents, KAAD promotes and strengthens civil society structures, human rights, good governance and leadership, and finally democracies.

Become Part of our Global Network

Benefit from scholarships, educational events, and personal and spiritual guidance - take on leadership roles in the social and cultural development of your country.

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We are KAAD

As a scholarship organisation of the Catholic Church in Germany, KAAD supports young professionals from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Eastern Europe through academic (postgraduate) studies and research stays.

The aim is to enable them to take on leadership roles in the social and cultural development of their country.
Social responsibility and church commitment are  cornerstones of our support policies.

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News & Events

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Annual Programme 2024

Here you can find information (in German) about our KAAD events in 2024.

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Newsletter No. 29

Here you will find current news from KAAD!

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KAAD seminar: "Rethinking masculinity"

From 11 to 14 December, KAAD organized a unique seminar under the direction of Dr Anselm Feldmann: the representatives of our Education Commission had decided that this event was exclusively for men.

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KAAD-Seminar: „Decolonizing and Contextualizing Education in African Countries“

The colonial era dates back sixty years in most African countries but has powerful repercussions to date not only on infrastructure and economic structures but also in people's minds.

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KAAD in figures: 2022

424 Scholarship holders

From 58 countries

86 Events

With 2359 participants