Universal Development Goals – Regional and Local Implementation

Due to the considerable difficulties and logjams existing at the global level, the Foundation is increasingly exploring whether – and which – challenges can, perhaps, be addressed more effectively at other levels. It thus aims to sharpen the focus on the interplay between the global, regional, national and local levels. A further question to be considered in this context is to what extent global (or national) omissions can be rectified regionally or locally.
With a view to the post-2015 agenda, this programme area considers the requirements for future-proof sustainable development at sub-national level and its relevance for peaceful human relations.

Here, the key question is how universal development goals that are agreed at the international level can be translated to the regional and local contexts. While recognising the need for careful differentiation among actors and specific regional/local contexts, this programme area aims primarily to promote transnational dialogue on shared challenges and solutions; in other words, to foster global learning communities at the sub-national level.

Global spheres of action and the interplay between the regional and the local experience are of particular interest, also in light of the subsidiarity principle.

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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.

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How to defend digital rights?

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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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