Ethiopia, Green Deal, climate, inequality, CRGE, strategy, VIDC, study, Mahlet Eyassu Melkie, Nafkote Dabi, Valentine Chukwu

Ethiopia´s “Green Deal”

An African model for low carbon development?

Monday, 16 May 2022, 18.00 - 20.00
Arbeiterkammer Wien, TGA Hörsaal/auditorium, Plößlgasse 13, 1040 Vienna, 4th floor
Study presentation and discussion on Ethiopia's strategy and international climate inequalities.

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Dakar, © Ina Ndeye Fatou Thiam

Focus on West Africa

The root causes of flight and what Europe should do

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 18:00 - 19:30
Arbeiterkammer Wien, TGA Hörsaal, Plößlgasse 13, 1040 Vienna, 4th floor
Presentation and discussion of the current book by Olaf Bernau

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Painters decorating a wall © Sven Torfinn

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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El electricity generation project to reduce greenhouse gas emission © Shutterstock

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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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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© OXUS TV/Tanya Kayhan

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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[Translate to English:] © Karo Pernegger

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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Women Horn of Africa © Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNAMID

Women for Peace in the Horn of Africa

Report on the diaspora networking conference in Vienna from June 10-12, 2021

Women from Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and South Sudan, who live mostly in exile, met to establish a new network for peace. The gathering in Vienna was hosted by the VIDC, some women joined online.

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[Translate to English:] Painters decorating a wall © Sven Torfinn

Desert Blues. Cultural Activism in the Sahel

Report from Webinar on May 27, 2021

Discussion on art, culture and crises in the Sahel with film director Paul Chandler (It Must Make Peace), G5Sahel gender officer Aminata Ndiaye, FESPACO program director François Adianaga and theater director Alioune Ndiaye.

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