Africa; industrialization; green deal; green industrialization; climate crisis; climate catastrophe; climate change; green colonialism; commodity chains; AfCTA; African Free Trade Area; Abebe Shimeles; Ozunimi Iti; Ann Pettifor; Martina Neuwirth; VIDC

Green Industrialisation against “Climate Colonialism” in Africa?

Report from the webinar on 2 December 2021, with Ozumimi Iti, Abebe Shimeles and Ann Pettifor

The event focused on the importance of "green", climate-friendly industrialisation in Africa and its necessary preconditions, in a difficult global environment.

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AU-EU Summit: for African Diaspora Youth it’s time to take action

by Karen Kaneza

Diaspora, African and European youth have the potential of a change agent in the new partnership between Africa and Europe, and can contribute to more equality and fairness. They should be included in the processes…

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Africa's Pathway towards Structural Transformation

by Alvin Mosioma

The Pandora Papers revealed that up to 3.7% of the continent's GDP was lost to Illicit Financial Flows. However, the Tax Justice Network Africa helps to break down the defense wall built around the global financial secrecy…

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Die Afrika-EU Partnerschaft zwischen Anspruch und Realität

von Franz Schmidjell

Im Februar 2022 soll das 6. AU-EU Gipfeltreffen endlich statt finden. Ausgehend von der neuen EU-Strategie mit Afrika sind die Erwartungen hoch, doch laut Franz Schmidjell sind die beiden kontinentalen Blöcke weit von einer…

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Abdulrazak Gurnah: After Years, The Literature Nobel Returns to Africa

by Rémi Armand Tchokothe

It’s only the 5th time in 120 years that an African writer wins the literature nobel. Gurnah is celebrated “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the…

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Invisible?! Engagement of African Diaspora Initiatives in Austria

Report from the study presentation on 16 November 2021 with Maida Schuller and Gudrun Klein

African diaspora initiatives in Austria carrying out valuable work. This remains largely invisible and unpaid. During the event ideas were discussed to change this.

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Climate crisis boosts displacement

Report from the panel discussion on 4 November 2021 with Adil Najam, Raya Muttarak and Jane Linekar.

The event was held against the backdrop of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which took place in Glasgow from October 31 to the 12 November 2021.

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Klimakrise befeuert Vertreibung

Von Michael Fanizadeh

Schätzungen der Weltbank zufolge könnte es bis 2050 ca. 216 Millionen Binnenvertriebene aufgrund der Klimakatastrophe geben. Konfliktländer wie Afghanistan zählen zu den katastrophenanfälligsten Ländern der Welt.

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Women for Peace in the Horn of Africa: A new network across borders for more impact

Interview with Asia Abdulkadir by Nadja Schuster (VIDC Global Dialoguee)

VIDC Global Dialogue has been able to support women from the Horn of Africa Region to found a diaspora women network in Vienna, which will hopefully have a positive impact for the women in this conflict region. Nadja Schuster…

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Europas Grüner Deal: Vorzeigeprojekt oder Klimaschutz auf Kosten des Globalen Südens?

Von Martina Neuwirth (VIDC Global Dialogue)

Martina Neuwirth analysiert ob Europas Grüner Deal einen „gerechten und inklusiven Übergang“ zu effektivem Klimaschutz darstellt oder doch eher als Schutzschild gegen ärmere Länder des Südens eingesetzt wird.

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