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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

BICC at the Bonn Science Night

Which country in Asia will suffer from the greatest water stress in 2040? Which European country will be most affected by the rise in sea levels in 2060? BICC presents answers to these questions during the Bonn Science Night on 3 June 2016, where its stand can be found in the ‘Blue Grotto’ (main university building). The motto of this year’s Bonn Science Night is ‘WaterWorlds'.
Category: Events, Highlight

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Workshop "Conversion for the city of the future"

On 19 May, BICC held the transdisciplinary expert workshop on "Former urban military sites—Conversion for the city of the future" at the Universitätsforum Bonn.
Category: Events

Monday, 23 May 2016

Commentary \ The World Humanitarian Summit—Reform the system, but do not merge humanitarian and development aid

Esther Meininghaus, researcher at BICC, comments on the World Humanitarian Summit, 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul.
Category: Press, Highlight

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

New publication \ Country Fact Sheet Morocco

In the latest publication of the project Middle East North Africa Sustainable ELECtricity Trajectories (MENA-SELECT), the authors Boris Schinke and Jens Klawitter (Germanwatch) provide an insightful and up to date overview on how Morocco is operationalizing and projecting its development priorities.
Category: Press, Highlight

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Update of BICC’s Interactive SALW Guide

BICC’s Interactive Guide on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is being updated. To assist in this process, national representatives from all over the world are currently validating BICC’s data on the whereabouts of the most commonly used SALW in violent conflicts.
Category: Press, Highlight

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Information Portal "War and Peace" \ New module on environmental security

BICC and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) have expanded the online service of the Information Portal "War and Peace”: The new module "environmental security" offers information on topics such as environmental conflicts and climate change as well as water, land grabbing and soil degradation.
Category: Press, Highlight

Monday, 04 April 2016

Upcoming publication: “Businessmen in Arms”

The book “Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region”, edited by Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd, addresses the vital relationship between coercive power and material wealth in that region.
Category: Press, Highlight

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Talk "Afghanistan: Insights gained and lessons learned"

BICC and DGAP (German Council on Foreign Relations) invited to the talk "Afghanistan: Insights gained and lessons learned" (in German) with Brigadier General Kay Brinkmann and Professor Conrad Schetter on 16 March 2016.
Category: Events

Wednesday, 02 March 2016

"JRF vor Ort": "Peaceland" by Severine Autesserre

On 2 March 2016, in the framework of the “JRF vor Ort” series of events, two member institutes, DIE and BICC, invited the interested public to the lecture by Severine Autesserre "Peaceland: Why everyday practices hinder the effectiveness of peace missions".
Category: Events

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

New publication: "Why Afghanistan is no safe country of origin"

Based on their field research, the authors Katja Mielke and Elke Grawert reason in BICC Policy Brief 1\2016 why Afghanistan is no safe country of return. They give policy recommendations that take into account the complex insecurity situation in which the Afghan population finds itself after the decline of international support since 2014.
Category: Press