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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 Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) are launching a new publications series: GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. The new series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world. Furthermore, it presents perspectives from different world regions. The series analyses current developments and challenges against the background of long-term political trends, and it illustrates facts with figures and tables. GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is issued by a team of co-editors from different world regions. For more information, see our press release.

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Cooperation in a Post-Western World


The Western liberal order finds itself in deep crisis. Global power shifts are accelerating. What does this mean for the future of global cooperation? How can the wish for more national autonomy be reconciled with the need to cooperate in a globalised world? Can new forms of governance contribute to sustaining global cooperation? Michèle Roth and Cornelia Ulbert discuss these questions in the first issue of the new publication series GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS.

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How to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform


The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a time of great power transitions, multipolarity without sufficient multilateralism is a dangerous trend. Therefore, in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 02|2018, Jakkie Cilliers calls for a political and intellectual leap to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform.

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Global Food Governance


After the food riots around the world in 2007/2008, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was reformed. Since then, the CFS has developed into an innovative global policy forum that could be a role model for other Global Governance institutions. In the current evaluation process, however, the CFS also faces a number of challenges. What are the main characteristics of the CFS? How can it prove successful in a changing political environment? Nora McKeon answers these questions in the Global Governance Spotlight 2|2018 and exhorts member governments to value and reinforce this unique policy forum.

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