Skip to content

Circle

No Time for Aid Budget Cuts amid Urgent Hunger Crisis in East Africa

No Time for Aid Budget Cuts amid Urgent Hunger Crisis in East Africa

September 6, 2022

Borchardt

With David Miliband

Many African countries depend on grain and fertiliser imports from Russia and Ukraine. Food insecurity and a surge in energy prices endanger the economic output of economies and the overall stability of African states. Observers also fear that the looming energy crisis in Europe further diverts attention from economic cooperation with Africa – at a time when close, value-based partnerships are more important than ever.

Additionally, hunger is seldom only a question of supply, but encompasses production, supply chains, cooling and storage, distribution, market access and export fixation. Urgent humanitarian action is required as well as diversification and far-reaching systemic changes in food systems and global trade. Together with David Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee and former Foreign Minister of the UK, and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, we discussed new approaches in development and economic cooperation to address the root causes of hunger and ensure a world that can feed itself.

Circle

We believe in proximity building trust. Our most personal format therefore offers the opportunity to deepen the knowledge of our high-ranking guests in a small circle, together with an exchange of experiences, in dialogue.

Program Archive

Circle
Skills and Mobility
Why Africa’s Youth Is Key in Creating a Win-Win Situation for Europe and the African Continent

Fostering mobility is considered one of the most important solutions to the skills gap on the African continent. We discuss this at the follow-up to the fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable.

Publications
The Africa Roundtable N°5
Action Recommendations

Strategies for education, skill building and the labor market of tomorrow. The action recommendations of the fifth conference.

Podcast
Unlocking Opportunities Through Education
Episode 11

In this episode we are joined by Taha Bawa, Co-founder and CEO of Goodwall, a social enterprise which connects youth to opportunities for skilling, working and social impact.

Publications
How Technical and Vocational Education Can Help Close Skills Gaps in Africa
Research Paper

The research paper on education and training in Africa was issued on the occasion of The Africa Roundtable “The Path to Success: Education, Skills, and Leadership” 2023 in Berlin.

Salon
Restart of Business with Africa
Next Generation in Economic Relations

What will sustainable economic cooperation between Europe and Africa look like in the future? We discussed this with stakeholders from the private sector and tomorrow's leaders.

Conference
The Africa Roundtable N°5
The Path to Success: Education, Skills and Leadership

The fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable focussed on employability, skills and training and examine the possibilities of equal education and training for Africa's youth.

Salon
NewSpace in Africa
Take-Off Flight to Innovation, Exploration, Transformation

With a new space agency and an upcoming space port on the continent, the African space industry is capturing global attention. What does this mean for European-African cooperation?

Salon
If Women Ruled the Health World
Female Leaders for the Development of Sustainable, Resilient Health Systems

Together with partner The ONE Campaign, we will discuss factors that prevent women from taking leadership positions in the health sector at the World Health Summit 2023.

Salon
Leveraging the Economic Potential of the African Continent
Berlin Global Dialogue

Our roundtable during Berlin Global Dialogue discusses opportunities and drivers of economic growth on the African continent, while adressing the main roadblocks.

Newsletter Sign-up

Sign up to the Global Perspectives Initiative's newsletter and stay up to date on our program. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Global Perspectives Initiative
Friedrichstraße 217
10969 Berlin

office@globalperspectives.org
+49 (0) 30 55 57 80 530

The Global Perspectives Initiative (GPI) is a non-profit and independent platform based in Berlin, Germany. GPI works towards enhanced engagement and responsibility for sustainable development by German and European decision-makers and aims to strengthen African perspectives in policymaking.

To this end, GPI regularly brings together decision- makers from politics, business, civil society, academia and media to discuss new approaches, provide new impulses and raise awareness on the common opportunities and challenges the two neighboring continents are facing.

©2024 Global Perspectives Initiative gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt)