The Ukraine war and Sahel

By Roland Marchal

The Ukraine war broke out after two difficult years of economic slowdown and political turmoil in Sahel. Roland Marchal predicts possible power shifts between Russia, France and the EU.

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Ethiopia's "Green Deal"

An African model for low carbon development?

Report of the study presentation and discussion on 16 May 2022, with Mahlet Eyassu Melkie, Valentine Chukwu and Nafkote Dabi.

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Dakar, © Ina Ndeye Fatou Thiam

Focus on West Africa

The root causes of flight and what Europe should do

Report from the book presentation and discussion on May 5th, 2022 with Olaf Bernau (author), Joana Reiterer, Kojo Taylor and Téclaire Ngo Tam

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Making Peace without Arms?

Africa's Sahel between militarization and peace activism

Thursday, 21. April 2022, 19:00 - 21:00
ÖGB Event Centre Catamaran, Johann-Böhm-Platz 1, 1020 Vienna (Metro U2)
Panel discussion about the numerous military missions and peace initiatives in the Sahel.

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Industrialisation in Africa: Strengthening the Social and Ecological Agendas

Ozunimi Iti interviewed by Martina Neuwirth and Nadja Schuster (VIDC Global Dialogue)

Industrialisation has led to rapid economic growth and should be supported by social-environmental agendas. Creating more opportunities for women in industry would mean higher incomes and more control over their lives.

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Afrika Club 2022

Africa. Current Events - EU Africa relations - African diasporas

The Africa Club is an informal discussion forum for people from public institutions, African diasporas and civil society interested in current developments in African countries, the EU-Africa relations and the situation of…

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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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[Translate to English:] Podium © Stefanie Freynschlag

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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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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