Conference programme

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Conference languages English and German

Fostering Energy Access in Africa. Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Integration



Friday, 26 April 2013

Day 1

09.30 hrs Registration
10.00 hrs Welcome
10.15 hrs Session I
Energising Africa
11.15 hrs Plenary discussion
12.30 hrs Lunch
13.30 hrs Session II
Sustainable Energy for All
13.50 hrs Comments
followed by Plenary discussion
15.00 hrs Coffee break
15.30 hrs Session III
The Role of Regional Integration in Fostering Energy Access
15.50 hrs Comments
followed by Plenary discussion

Cultural Programme and Reception

18.30 hrs Guided walking tour through Potsdam
20.00 hrs Reception hosted by the Minister-President
of Land Brandenburg
represented by
Dr Peter Kohnert
Head of Department
Ministry for Economic and European Affairs of Brandenburg

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Day 2

10.00 hrs Session IV
Sustainable and Decentralised Solutions:
An Opportunity for Development
Discussion round
followed by
11.30 hrs Coffee break
12.00 hrs Session V
Promotion of Investment for Renewable Electricity Generation
12.20 hrs Comments
followed by Plenary discussion
13.30 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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