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sef: insight

sef: insight presents interviews with international experts and opinion pieces from different world regions.

"AfCFTA has the ability to unite the continent"

Interview with Maria Auma Horne on the promise of free trade for young innovators and businesses
sef: insight 01|2020

"It is about building community"

Interview with Mariana Alegre on how to create better public spaces for everyone
sef: insight 11|2019

"There is a need to amend tender procedures"

Interview with Ntomboxolo Cynthia Ngxesha on public procurement as key instrument for realizing the SDGs
sef: insight 10|2019

"This is fundamentally an issue of procedural justice"

Interview with Mithika J. Mwenda on climate justice and the voice of marginalized communities
sef: insight 9|2019

"Investing in human capital is very important for reconstruction efforts"

Interview with Rasha Jarhum on Yemen’s perspectives
sef: insight 8|2019

"We need to get away from neoliberal policies in reconstruction"

Interview with Aseel Sawalha on lessons learned from Beirut
sef: insight 7|2019

"We always regard development as our highest priority"

Interview with Professor Zhang Chun on African-Chinese security cooperation
sef: insight 6|2019

"Institutional frameworks are often lagging behind the reality on the ground"

Interview with Lori-Anne Théroux-Bénoni on African responses to the crisis in Sahel
sef: insight 5|2019

"It’s about common destiny and shared responsibility"

Interview with Michelle Ndiaye on African ownership in peace and security
sef: insight 4|2019

"There is a need for well agreed coordination mechanisms"

Interview with Cyriaque P. Agnekethom on regional peace cooperation in West Africa
sef: insight 3|2019

"We need to bring the human back into the digital conversation"

Interview with Nanjala Nyabola on social media and its role in Kenya
sef: insight 2|2019

"Opportunities as never before to interact with citizens"

Interview with Laura Chinchilla on social media and their role in politics
 sef: insight 1|2019

"It’s not a project, it’s a way of life"

Interview with Colisile Tfwala on engaging businesses for local sustainability
sef: insight 12|2018

"We are the voice of young people in urban sustainability"

Interview with Nick Ngatia on Nairobi Urban Creators
sef: insight 11|2018

"We have to create demand for better governments"

Interview with Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso on empowering civil society in Africa
sef: insight 10|2018

"A sustainable city needs sustainable institutions"

Interview with Ahmed AbuLaban on Ramallah as a regional model for sustainability
sef: insight 9|2018

"City governments should be the agent of local communities"

Interview with Professor Anél du Plessis on the foundations of the global urban governance narrative
sef: insight 8|2018

"We are targeting women because they can actually influence decision-making"

Interview with Professor Jurma Aming Tikmasan on women’s participation in peace processes
sef: insight 7|2018

"Journalists find themselves in a tight corner"

Interview with Rev Geraldine Fobang on local journalism in armed conflicts
sef: insight 6|2018


"The media have a very big role in promoting social cohesion"

Interview with William Tayeebwa on conventional and peace journalism
sef: insight 5|2018

"Women are underrepresented in social insurance"

Interview with Raquel Tebaldi on gender considerations in social protection
sef: insight 4|2018


"Mining in Africa has not worked for its people"

Interview with Nkateko Chauke on the SADC Basic Income Grant
sef: insight 3|2018


"The alternative to democracy is democracy"

Interview with Professor Samir Kumar Das from India
sef: insight 2|2018


"Young people all over the world need to get political"

Interview with Hajer Sharief from Libya
sef: insight 1|2018


"We need to make the SDGs more accessible"

Interview with Abdihakim Ainte on SDG implementation in Somalia
sef: insight 9|2017


"Energy is fundamentally political"

Interview with Tasneem Essop on decentralised renewable energy systems
sef: insight 8|2017

"Local partnerships are key"

Interview with Mariam Yunusa on the importance of SDG localisation
sef: insight 7|2017

"More advocacy work needed"

Interview with Cephas Lumina on the Guiding
Principles on Foreign Debt and Human Rights
sef: insight 6|2017

"Women are losing out"

Interview with Ranja Sengupta on the
effects of trade and investment liberalization
sef: insight 5|2017

"Exclusion is not an event but a process which builds up over time"

Interview with Oury Traoré
sef: insight 4|2017


"Weaving back trust into the social fabric"

Interview with Bernardo Arévalo de León
sef: insight 3|2017

"Young people can effect change"

Interview with Job Shipululo Amupanda
sef: insight 2|2017


"Skills are critical for the job market"

Interview with Misan Rewane
sef: insight 1|2017


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