Executive Committee

The Executive Committee's task is to represent the Foundation, draft the annual work programme and manage the Foundation's assets.

Renate Maria Hendricks

Renate Maria Hendricks

Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), Bonn

Former Member of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr. Gerd Harms

Dr. Gerd Harms

Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Former State Secretary, Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier

Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier

Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Professor for International Relations at the Institute of Political Science at Justus Liebig University in Giessen

Klaus Brückner

Klaus Brückner

Treasurer of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Former Director of the GIZ-Representation Berlin

Klaus Brückner served as Director of the GIZ-Representation Berlin until December 2015. Prior to this assignment he worked for GTZ Pretoria/South Africa as a Programme Manager for the cooperation with Panafrican Institutions and as Senior Advisor to the Presidency of the South African Government. From 1992 to 1999 he directed the Division for International Development Cooperation and then was appointed as Head of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel

Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel

Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg

Professor for International Relations and Development Politicy at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Tobias Debiel is Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and holds the Chair in International Relations and Development Politicy at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He is Managing Director of the Käte Hamburger Collegium “Political Cultures of World Society”.

He is a co-editor of the Journal of International Peace and Organisation "Die Friedens-Warte" and, among several other functions, a member of the advisory board “United Nations” of the German Foreign Office

Prof. Dr. Doris Fuchs

Professor Doris Fuchs

Professor for International Relations and Sustainable Development, University of Muenster

Prof. Doris Fuchs, Ph.D., holds the Chair in International Relations and Sustainable Development and is Speaker of the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research at the University of Muenster. Her research focuses especially on sustainable consumption, the political power of economic and civil society actors as well as the discursive and politico-economic structures, questions of legitimacy, justice, and responsibility in global governance, and challenges in agrifood, climate and energy policy.

NEWS

Peace must grow from within – but how?

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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

PRESENTATIONS NOW ONLINE

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

REPORT PUBLISHED

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

ANNOUNCEMENT

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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