Potsdam Spring Dialogues

Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2018

Strengthening Social Protection
in Africa. National, regional and international strategies
19-20 April 2018
NH Hotel Potsdam

Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2017

Future Prospects for Africa’s Youth:
Regional and international strategies
6-7 April 2017
NH Hotel, Potsdam

Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2016

Pathways towards Coordinated African Migration Governance:
The African Regional Organisations’ Role
7-8 April 2016
Hotel Voltaire, Potsdam

Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2015

Disease Control and Prevention in Africa:
Current Reforms to Strengthen Regional Cooperation
26-27 March 2015
Hotel Voltaire, Potsdam

Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2014

Natural Resource Governance in Africa.
How to Benefit from Regional Integration
07-08 May 2014
Hotel Voltaire, Potsdam

Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2013

Fostering Energy Access in Africa.
Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Integration
26-27 April 2013
Hotel Voltaire, Potsdam

Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2012

Trade: Potentials and Pitfalls for Regional Integration and
Development in Africa
27-28 April 2012
Hotel Voltaire, Potsdam

Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2011

Land Policy: A Key Factor in Combating Hunger
The Role of African Regional Organisations
15-16 April 2011
Hotel Voltaire, Potsdam

Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2010

External Shocks and Africa's Regional Organisations
From Reaction to Prevention
16 - 17 April 2010
Hotel Voltaire, Potsdam
NEWS

sef: insights 3-4|2018

NEW PUBLICATIONS

During the Potsdam Spring Dialogues we spoke to two experts about innovative measures of social protection. Nkateko Chauke elaborates in the interview how a Basic Income Grant for the SADC region might work. Raquel Tebaldi gives recommendations how social protection might cover women better.

Read the interviews as sef: insights or watch them as videos!

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How to defend digital rights?

sef: HOSTS SESSION

Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality or to fight digital rights abuses in the courts. What do activists’ experiences from Europe and Africa have in common? What can journalists and the media contribute?

sef: will discuss these questions with experts from around the globe at a roundtable talk during the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. Register now!

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Strengthening Local Peacebuilding

EXPERT CONFERENCE ON 29/30 May 2018

The Berlin Summer Dialogue on 29 and 30 May 2018 will discuss the chances and challenges of local peacebuilding as the basis for sustaining peace., with a particular focus on the participation of women and youth. In addition, we will look at useful support for local peace initiatives from outside. Further information and the programme can be found here. Participation by invitation only.

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Public Evening Event

The role of local media in armed conflict

REGISTER NOW

The media have a responsibility to report sensitively on conflicts and diverse social groups. The spread of disinformation or “fake news” can escalate conflicts. It is important to raise media professionals’ awareness of conflict-sensitive, peace-oriented journalism. At a public evening event during the Berlin Summer Dialogue, we would like to discuss opportunities and limits of a peace-oriented reporting with media experts working in conflict zones Register now!

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Sustaining Peace. Can a new approach change the UN? 

NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED

The world is facing enormous challenges in light of protracted crises and conflicts. The United Nations are looking for answers with the new ‘sustaining peace’ approach. What are the chances of the new approach to change the UN and create sustainable peace? The new Global Governance Spotlight written by Cedric de Coning offers a current overview.

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