Foreign Voices 2011-2015

All editions of the Foreign Voices can be downloaded as pdf-file.

Foreign Voices 4|2015
Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals –
The Municipalities’ Roles and Responsibilities
Esther Ofei-Aboagye

Foreign Voices 3|2015
Public Diplomacy Coalitions with the Global South.
East Asia as the next global center of gravity
Carolina G. Hernandez

Foreign Voices 2|2015
Combating Ebola in West Africa.
WAHO urges to broaden regional cooperation instead of closing borders
Sani Ali

Foreign Voices 1|2015
Lessons learned from Ebola.
The need for an Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Olawale I. Maiyegun

Foreign Voices 5|2014
South Africa and Patchwork Governance.
System Stabiliser or Antagonist?
Mzukisi Qobo

Foreign Voices 4|2014
Good Resource Governance in Nigeria.
Which path to take?
Orji Ogbonnaya Orji

Foreign Voices 3|2014
Natural Resource Governance. Overhauling EU-Africa cooperation
Ola Bello

Foreign Voices 2|2014
Extractive Governance in Africa. Policy lessons and shifting agenda
Ola Bello

Foreign Voices 1|2014
Putting Peace at the Core of the Post-2015 Agenda.
The g7+ strategy
Helder da Costa/Siafa Hage

Foreign Voices 4|2013
The Post-2015 Development Agenda. Addressing Structural Injustice
Rehman Sobhan

Foreign Voices 3|2013
Regional Energy Integration in West Africa. The journey so far
Hyacinth Elayo

Foreign Voices 2|2013
Consolidating Electoral Democracy in Africa. The Case of Kenya 2013
Felix Odhiambo Owuor

Foreign Voices 1|2013
The Path to Sustainable Energy For All: Biofuels Production and Food Security in Tanzania
Geoffrey Reuben John

Foreign Voices 5|2012 
Linking emergency aid with long-term development in Pakistan: From response to preparedness 
Atta Muhammad Murtaza Durrani

Foreign Voices 4|2012 
The Continental Free Trade Area in Africa – a step too far? 
Gerald Ajumbo

Foreign Voices 3|2012
An African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017: Is it the right way to go for Africa? 
Flora Musonda

Foreign Voices 2|2012
The Tripartite Free Trade Area – shaping a new paradigm for African integration?
Trudi Hartzenberg

Foreign Voices 1|2012
Transport that addresses all people´s needs 
Kayemba Patrick

Foreign Voices 3|2011
Achieving sustainable mobility: psychology and policies
Carlosfelipe Pardo

Foreign Voices 2|2011
Respect the role of communities! Recommendations for land policy and food security from a civil society perspective
Manyara Angeline Munzara

Foreign Voices 1|2011
Zambia´s food security at risk
Jesinta Kunda


sef: Policy Lunch

The EU in Global Food Governance


Enough food is produced worldwide to feed humanity, yet more than 815 million people in the world are undernourished. What is the global vision for food and nutrition governance? What initiatives and reforms are being implemented? What role can the EU play?

sef: and CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies will debate these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels on 12 July 2018. Register now!

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Strengthening Social Security in Africa


Social protection is a human right. However, it is only a reality for about one fifth of the people living in Africa. What initiatives have been established at continental, regional and national level in recent years? How successful are they and what are the associated challenges? Around 80 experts discussed these questions during the Potsdam Spring Dialogues on 19/20 April 2018. Read the conference report now!

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sef: insights 3-4|2018


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?


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


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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