Executive Committee

The Executive Committee's task is to represent the Foundation, draft the annual work programme and manage the Foundation's assets.

Renate Maria Hendricks

Renate Maria Hendricks

Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), Bonn

Former Member of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr. Gerd Harms

Dr. Gerd Harms

Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Former State Secretary, Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier

Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier

Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Professor for International Relations at the Institute of Political Science at Justus Liebig University in Giessen

Klaus Brückner

Klaus Brückner

Treasurer of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)

Former Director of the GIZ-Representation Berlin

Klaus Brückner served as Director of the GIZ-Representation Berlin until December 2015. Prior to this assignment he worked for GTZ Pretoria/South Africa as a Programme Manager for the cooperation with Panafrican Institutions and as Senior Advisor to the Presidency of the South African Government. From 1992 to 1999 he directed the Division for International Development Cooperation and then was appointed as Head of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel

Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel

Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg

Professor for International Relations and Development Politicy at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Tobias Debiel is Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and holds the Chair in International Relations and Development Politicy at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He is Managing Director of the Käte Hamburger Collegium “Political Cultures of World Society”.

He is a co-editor of the Journal of International Peace and Organisation "Die Friedens-Warte" and, among several other functions, a member of the advisory board “United Nations” of the German Foreign Office

Prof. Dr. Doris Fuchs

Professor Doris Fuchs

Professor for International Relations and Sustainable Development, University of Muenster

Prof. Doris Fuchs, Ph.D., holds the Chair in International Relations and Sustainable Development and is Speaker of the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research at the University of Muenster. Her research focuses especially on sustainable consumption, the political power of economic and civil society actors as well as the discursive and politico-economic structures, questions of legitimacy, justice, and responsibility in global governance, and challenges in agrifood, climate and energy policy.

NEWS

sef: Policy Lunch

The EU in Global Food Governance

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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

REPORT PUBLISHED

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

NEW PUBLICATIONS

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?

sef: HOSTS SESSION

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

EXPERT CONFERENCE ON 29/30 May 2018

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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