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

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Online video \ United Nations in times of geopolitical change

The world today is a very different place from the time when the United Nations was founded. What are the most pressing challenges facing the UN? Angela Kane, former UN Representative on Disarmament, and Andreas Künne, Federal Foreign Office, discussed this with other experts on 1 March 2021 at the invitation of BICC, DIE, DGVN and SDSN-Germany. A video of the event is now available on YouTube. » 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