Interview with Mariam Yunusa on the importance of SDG localisation

sef: insight 7|2017

During the Habitat III conference in 2016, for the first time, African Heads of State spoke with one voice on the issue of urbanisation. How was that position achieved? Why is localisation so important for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Mariam Yunusa, former Director of the World Urban Forum, shared her views with sef: on the occasion of the Bonn Symposium 2017 and draws the picture of what a truly sustainable city would look like. The interview is also available as a video



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.

:further info here

sef: Policy Lunch 2018

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 discussed these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels. Read the report now!

:further info here

Strengthening Local Peacebuilding. Establishing the Basis for Sustaining Peace


On 30 May 2018, international experts discussed in Berlin in what way local peacebuilding can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and to a sustainable peace. Examples from Burundi, Ghana, the Philippines and South Africa were provided to demonstrate chances and challenges of local peacebuilding. Read our short summary now.

:further info here