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Final EUSA_ID Meeting took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa

From 18-21 March the final EUSA_ID Meeting took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa.

All South African and European partners of the consortium took part in the meeting in order to discuss the results and the sustainability of the programme, challenges during the implementation phase and best practice examples. Several scholarship holders of the programme were invited to talk about their experiences at their respective host institutions. Alumni work and networking were as well part of the agenda and the selection committee selected some final staff grantees.

2018 04 EUSA IDAlltogether it was a successful meeting with promising ideas for future collaborations.

IEE Ph.D. Candidate presented Her Paper at 3rd NEEDS 2018

PellowskaDarina Pellowska, Ph.D. candidate at the IEE, participated at the 3rd NEEDS Conference (Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies) in Amsterdam, March 21-23. She participated in the Panel "Aidnography - The Everyday Practices of Humanitarian Assistance" and presented her paper "Towards Conceptualizing Humanitarian Aid Diversion – A Social Network Approach".

From November 26 to December 01 the International Alumni-Conference „Tackling the root causes of displacement in Sub-Sahara Africa” took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa

The Conference was the first joint Alumni Conference of all DAAD African Excellence Centres in Sub Sahara Africa (the Ghanian-German Centre for Development Studies at the University of Ghana, the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics at Namibia University of Science and Technology, the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice at UWC, the Congolese-German Centre for Microfinance at the Congo Protestant University, Kinshasa, the East and South African-German Centre for Educational Research at the Moi-University, Kenya, and the Kenyan Centre for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management at Taita Taveta University College in Voi, Kenya), organized by the South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, together with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum), Germany.

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IEE Researchers at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security

Dr. Tobias Thürer, Christina Seeger (PhD candidate), Anne Siebert (PhD candidate), and Carla Swertz attended the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town, South Africa, which took place 3-6 December 2017. Anne Siebert presented on Food sovereignty and urban agriculture initiatives in South Africa, Christina Seeger gave an oral presentation on Consumers‘ willingness to pay for certified safe vegetables in Ghana, and Carla Swertz on Cost of illness among urban farm households in Ghana.

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IEE Football Team Reaches Semifinal

The IEE Football Team won its second match in the International Football Tournament of the Welcome Center of RUB and entered the semifinal.

After the lost match against the HGI (Horst Görtz Institut für IT-Sicherheit) in the previous week the IEE team was under pressure but managed to defeat the Department of Mechanical Engineering 5-3. The goal scorers were Raffael Beier, Robin Pass, Assem Ali Lali, Volker Häring and Mohamed El-Shewy. Compared to the first match the IEE team played well-organised, showed an impressive performance in the defence against a strong opponent and is now ready to take on the Faculty of Mathematics. The match will take place on June 1.

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Call for applications - International Alumni Conference

The South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) at UWC/Cape Town (South Africa) together with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) of Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) is happy to host the international conference

"Tackling the root causes of displacement in Sub Sahara Africa"
taking place 26 November – 01 December 2017 in Cape Town/South Africa

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Conference on "Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights"

2017-03 TheGlobalGoalsIn cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), the Institute for Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) will be holding a conference on "Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights" from June 06-07, 2017. After the Millennium Development Goals have been very much in the focus of criticism from a human rights perspective, the conference is intended to clarify whether initial experiences with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals indicate a change of direction in this regard. The keynote speech will be held by Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

The venue is the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn.

For further information see http://www.sdg-conference.de.

50 Years Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Alumni Conference & 6th Development Day

On the eve of the Alumni-Conference "Doing Good with Business? Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, and Fair Trade" the IEE celebrated its 50th anniversary. IEE Alumni, starting from the founding generation, current institute members, students and partners met for an event which included a keynote speech of Prof. Christof Hartmann on Perspectives of Democracy in the Global South as well as a review of the institute’s activities over the last 50 years.

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International Alumni Conference from 9-11 of November 2016

The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) of Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) is happy to host the international conference:

"Doing Good with Business?
Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, and Fair Trade"

taking place 9-11 of November 2016.

On three days, approximately 200 conference participants – practitioners, researchers, and students – discuss different approaches which aim at improving the social and environmental effects of production standards and business models: Corporate Social Responsibility, Fair Trade, and Social Entrepreneurship. Diverse questions are addressed, like to which extent those approaches actually fulfil the expectations set in them, whether they are economically viable, what the dominant current challenges as well as the prospects for future developments of these concepts are.

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Paper on Afghan Carpet Cluster by PhD IDS Students Made it to the Top-15 in Harvard Business School Competition

2015-07 Temory-Lesley-AnneLesley Hope, Mohamed Dawude Temory, and Anne Siebert participated in the innovative course ‘Microeconomics of Competitiveness: A Case Study Approach to Economic Development’ offered by Prof. Matthias Kiese and Julian Kahl (RUB, Institute of Geography, Urban and Regional Economics) last year. The course was developed by leading management professor Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School. It is built around case studies on the competitiveness of countries, regions and firms, as well as their spatial concentration in so-called clusters.

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