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Land Policy: A Key Factor in Combating Hunger
The Role of African Regional Organisations



Friday, 16 April 2010

09.30 hrs Registration
10.00 hrs Welcome
10.15 hrs Introductory Discussion
External Shocks and Africa's Regional Organisations
Reactions and Preventive Potentials
11.15 hrs Plenary Discussion
12.15 hrs Lunch
13.30 hrs Case Panel I
Regional Actions against the Climate Change Shock
14.30 hrs Plenary Discussion
15.00 hrs Coffee Break
15.45 hrs Case Panel II
Responses of African RECs to the Economic Shock
17.00 hrs Plenary Discussion

Cultural Programme and Reception

19.00 hrs Sight Seeing Tour through the City of Potsdam
20.00 hrs Reception at the brewery "Meierei"
hosted by the Minister-President of Land Brandenburg

Saturday, 17 April 2010

10.00 Uhr Concluding Panel II
Amplifying Africa's Voice in Emerging Global Fora
11.30 hrs Panel Discussion
12.00 hrs Plenary Discussion
13.00 hrs Closing Remarks by the Organisers

The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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How to defend digital rights?


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. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

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