On October 07th, 2010, the South African - German Centre of Development Research and the University of Zimbabwe held a workshop on perspectives on aid effectiveness in Harare, Zimbabwe. Over forty participants from governmental and non-governmental organizations discussed different views on aid effectiveness.
IEE research fellow Dr. Martina Shakya attended the 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in Muscat from 10-12 October 2010 as a speaker and panelist. During a session on "Tourism, Livelihoods, Local Economic Development and Human Resources," Martina spoke about the links between tourism, rural development and human capital, drawing on her research results from Nepal.
Ke Nako - This time for Africa! / by Dayana Dreke
Colourful country flags and sonorous vuvuzelas, sunshine and blue winter sky, new streets, hotels and safe public places, as well as an impressive new stadium and a fanzone full of excited people from all over the world. Wamkelekile iKapa (Welcome to Cape Town)! How lucky were we to experience the first FIFA World Cup on African soil in one, if not the most beautiful city in the world!
IEE staff member Dr. Martina Shakya participated in the international symposium "Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia". The conference, which was organized by the Uplands Program (SFB 564) of Hohenheim University and Hanoi University of Agriculture, took place in Hanoi from 21-23 July 2010. At the symposium, Dr. Shakya presented a paper on "The impact of non-farm economic activities on risk and vulnerability in remote mountain regions: The case of tourism".
Living in South Africa during the World Cup / by Carolin Gomulia
It is difficult to describe life in South Africa during the World Cup. The official slogan 'feel it, it is here' captures it all. You can feel it everywhere. The newspapers are full of World Cup articles and opadds. There is no shop, restaurant and street without World Cup branding. I had a good laugh when I read Peter Davis' "Open letter to our foreign media friends". It is hilarious how he addressed journalists who before the World Cup saw a civil war coming upon South Africa and painting a picture of tourists being robbed and mugged at every corner. Reconciling he states at the end to just get out there and experience what is happening.
On October 29th, 2009, the South African - German Centre of Development Research and the University of Malawi held a workshop on the Global Financial Crisis in Zomba, Malawi. The broad interest in this subject was reflected by the number of participants. Over forty participants from governmental and non-governmental organizations discussed the global effects of the economic crisis as well as the effects on the Malawian economy.
Dr. Katja Serova, former staff member of the IEE and still cooperating with us, has been awarded the Wilhelm-Hollenberg Prize for her PhD Thesis "Die Modellierung der Migration auf Makroebene: Theoretische Analyse und Fallstudie der Auswanderung aus der Republik Südafrika".
The South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice was officially opened in Cape Town on 2 April. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave the keynote speech. The Centre in Cape Town offers study courses in development research and criminal justice.