Wednesday, 28 April 2021

New publication \ Addressing Food Crises in Violent Conflicts

Food insecurity and hunger continue to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. In the context of the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021, BICC researchers Birgit Kemmerling, Conrad Schetter and Lars Wirkus published a briefing paper that looks at the multiple dimensions between current food crises and violent conflicts and identifies four key areas for a comprehensive response that addresses food insecurity and violent conflict. » more

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

New TRAFIG publication \ Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia

Eritrea has been in the top ten list of source countries for cross-border displacements throughout the last decade. TRAFIG working paper no. 5 examines the case of forced migration from Eritrea to Ethiopia as one of the primary destinations. Based on empirical research in refugee camps, settlements and cities there, the authors come to the finding that the capability to break free from protracted displacement is primarily determined by each refugee’s networks and connectivity. » more

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

New publication \ Engaging refugees and migrants from Afghanistan and Syria as peace advocates

Today, Afghans and Syrians constitute the highest numbers of immigrants in Germany and Europe. In this Policy Brief, the authors argue that policy must recognise the significant potential of Afghan and Syrian refugees and migrants in Germany and beyond as peace advocates and change agents in contributing to peace processes in Afghanistan and Syria. » more

Online event \ Valuing Water: Bonn Water Network celebrates World Water Day 2021

To launch the Handbook of Water Resources Management, the Bonn Water Network cordially invited to a virtual event and round table discussion on 23 March 2021 on the occasion of World Water Day 2021. » more

Obituary Elke Grawert (13 November 1958 - 5 March 2021)

On 5 March, after a short and severe illness, our much-appreciated colleague Elke Grawert passed away at the age of 62. She was taken from us much too early. » more