Foreign Voices 2011-2015

All editions of the Foreign Voices can be downloaded as pdf-file.

Foreign Voices 4|2015
Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals –
The Municipalities’ Roles and Responsibilities
Esther Ofei-Aboagye

Foreign Voices 3|2015
Public Diplomacy Coalitions with the Global South.
East Asia as the next global center of gravity
Carolina G. Hernandez

Foreign Voices 2|2015
Combating Ebola in West Africa.
WAHO urges to broaden regional cooperation instead of closing borders
Sani Ali

Foreign Voices 1|2015
Lessons learned from Ebola.
The need for an Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Olawale I. Maiyegun

Foreign Voices 5|2014
South Africa and Patchwork Governance.
System Stabiliser or Antagonist?
Mzukisi Qobo

Foreign Voices 4|2014
Good Resource Governance in Nigeria.
Which path to take?
Orji Ogbonnaya Orji

Foreign Voices 3|2014
Natural Resource Governance. Overhauling EU-Africa cooperation
Ola Bello

Foreign Voices 2|2014
Extractive Governance in Africa. Policy lessons and shifting agenda
Ola Bello

Foreign Voices 1|2014
Putting Peace at the Core of the Post-2015 Agenda.
The g7+ strategy
Helder da Costa/Siafa Hage

Foreign Voices 4|2013
The Post-2015 Development Agenda. Addressing Structural Injustice
Rehman Sobhan

Foreign Voices 3|2013
Regional Energy Integration in West Africa. The journey so far
Hyacinth Elayo

Foreign Voices 2|2013
Consolidating Electoral Democracy in Africa. The Case of Kenya 2013
Felix Odhiambo Owuor

Foreign Voices 1|2013
The Path to Sustainable Energy For All: Biofuels Production and Food Security in Tanzania
Geoffrey Reuben John

Foreign Voices 5|2012 
Linking emergency aid with long-term development in Pakistan: From response to preparedness 
Atta Muhammad Murtaza Durrani

Foreign Voices 4|2012 
The Continental Free Trade Area in Africa – a step too far? 
Gerald Ajumbo

Foreign Voices 3|2012
An African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017: Is it the right way to go for Africa? 
Flora Musonda

Foreign Voices 2|2012
The Tripartite Free Trade Area – shaping a new paradigm for African integration?
Trudi Hartzenberg

Foreign Voices 1|2012
Transport that addresses all people´s needs 
Kayemba Patrick

Foreign Voices 3|2011
Achieving sustainable mobility: psychology and policies
Carlosfelipe Pardo

Foreign Voices 2|2011
Respect the role of communities! Recommendations for land policy and food security from a civil society perspective
Manyara Angeline Munzara

Foreign Voices 1|2011
Zambia´s food security at risk
Jesinta Kunda


Peace must grow from within – but how?


On 8th February 2018, we invite you to a public evening event at the famous Frauenkirche Dresden. The keynote on "Peace must grow from within – but how?" will be given by the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Furthermore, Vera Baboun, former Mayor of Bethlehem, Tanja Gönner from GIZ and Hajer Sharief, Extremely Together Young Leader from Libya, will speak about their experience on the long and winding road to peaceful coexistence.

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sef: Bonn Symposium 2017

Local partnerships to implement Agenda 2030 worldwide


On 5th and 6th December 2017, sef: hosted, together with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global gGmbH, the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and other supporters, its annual Bonn Symposium. More than 120 experts discussed good examples of partnerships within and between municipalities worldwide. You will find all speakers’ presentations here. A conference report will be published soon. 

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sef: Policy Lunch 2017

Possible UN-Treaty on Business and Human Rights


At the end of October, the third negotiations on a UN-Treaty on Business and Human Rights took place in Geneva. Goal of the negotiations is a legally binding instrument for States and Businesses. With a sef: Policy Lunch, sef: and CIDSE informed the Brussels community on the outcome of the negotiations on 20 November, and discussed the European positions. Our short conference report provides an overview.

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First Parliamentary Breakfast

sef: in dialogue with Members of Parliament in North Rhine-Westphalia

On 20 December 2017, sef: welcomed nearly 20 Members of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia to a Parliamentary Breakfast. The Chairperson of the Executive Committee, Renate Hendricks, provided  an overview of the history of sef: and its current projects. The subsequent discussion focussed on possible links to the one world and sustainability policy of the federal state.

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“Sustaining Peace” – Current challenges for democracy


2018 will be the start of a new high-level sef: series called Dresden Forum for International Politics. On 8/9 February 2018, international experts will convene to discuss current challenges for democracies. What are possible pathways towards lasting peace and nonviolent societies? Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, and Steve Killelea, Publisher of the Global Peace Index, have already confirmed their participation.

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