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Prof. Dr. Auma on criticism of colonialism

The 9th digital networking meeting of the partnership groups took place on November 17.11.2023th, XNUMX with Prof. Dr. Maisha-Maureen Auma as a source of inspiration.

In her impressive lecture, Prof. Dr. Auma that the Global South continues to be marginalized. One consequence: actors from these regions often enter into partnerships that are largely determined by the Global North. This reinforces the unequal distribution of power and continues to perpetuate it. Prof. Auma also emphasized that coloniality consists, among other things, of the fact that worldwide knowledge, progress and interpretation of social reality are viewed from a white-centric perspective. As a result, the perspectives and knowledge of people from the Global South are underrepresented and even erased. During the course of the lecture it became clear that West-centric and white-centric structures must be broken down. According to Prof. Dr. Auma partnership does not mean that only those affected by colonialism do the work, but white people must also start to deal with the uncomfortable issues. An important step in enabling shared discussions about inevitable and difficult topics is to promote a multi-perspective view. It is crucial to identify places of reproduction such as museums, mainstream media and schools and to create new spaces for reflection on power relations. This opens up the possibility of designing partnerships in such a way that the knowledge and experiences of historically marginalized and colonized people from the Global South are actively included. This approach opens doors to more inclusive forms of collaboration and enables the creation of a more balanced, diverse and equitable global partnership landscape.

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Prof. Dr. Maisha Maureen Auma is an educational scientist and gender researcher. She is currently a visiting professor for intersectional diversity studies at the Center for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies at the Technical University of Berlin. Her research focuses on diversity in educational materials in East and West Germany, sexual education empowerment for black people and people of color in Germany, critical whiteness research, anti-blackness, childhood research, intersectionality in the context of critical race theory and criticism of racism. She has been active in the black feminist self-organization Generation ADEFRA, Black Women* in Germany, since 1993.

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OPEN LETTER ON POLICE OPERATION IN MANNHEIM

Together with the umbrella organization for development policy Baden-Württemberg e.V., we, the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation, take a position in an open letter to Interior Minister Strobl on a violent police operation that took place in Mannheim at the end of April and climate activists affected West Africa. We are shocked by the events and express our full solidarity with the young adults and the Black Academy. From our many years of work, we know that such events are unfortunately not isolated cases and that racism must always be viewed in a context of society as a whole. The current case highlights structural problems that can only be addressed through decisive political action. That is why we are making concrete demands to politicians in our open letter.

The open letter is available for download here:

Would you like to stand with us behind the demands and show your support? If you would like to support the demands of the letter, please send a short email by June 16, 2023 info@deab.de. The entire list of supporting organizations will then appear here: https://www.deab.de/aktuell/de…

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PROF. DR. ARAM ZIAI ON COLONIAL PATTERNS

WHAT COLONIAL PATTERNS EXIST IN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND HOW CAN THESE BE DECOLONIZED?

brought answers to these highly topical questions Prof. Dr. Aram Ziai on September 23, 2022 in his presentation at the digital nationwide networking meeting of the partnership groups. He gave suggestions and impulses on how decolonization processes can be approached and advanced in partnership work.

Around 50 interested people listened to Ziai's remarks on historical power inequalities that continue to this day. Ziai traced how the problematic and normatively charged term “development” emerged from the context of colonialism and which power asymmetries persist in development policy contexts to this day. After the input, a lively discussion developed about how theory and practice can come together here and how important the critical perspective on one's own structures should also be for the development cooperation sector. The lecture contained many valuable impulses for the partnership groups to reflect on their own partnership work.

You can find the video on our Youtube channel. Prof. Dr. Aram Ziai is head of the Department of Development Policy and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Kassel, where he teaches and researches.

Am Saturday June 17, 2023 the next one finds technical input on international partnership work takes place. In an online workshop with Mariette Nicole Afi Amoussou Let's get closer to the topic that is currently being discussed a lot “German colonial history and colonial traces” and offer space for personal reflection and the expansion of knowledge and scope for action. It will take place from 09:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. via Zoom. You can join here Registration deadline is June 13th Sign in: https://eveeno.com/349406533

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More and better networking for partnership groups!

The “Statewide Digital Networking Meeting of Partnership Groups” event series, which started in October 2021, will be continued this year.

The series “State-wide digital networking meeting of partnership groups” serves as a digital platform for networking, exchange and mutual support for the numerous Baden-Württemberg associations, initiatives and organizations that are involved in north-south cooperation.

This year there will be four exciting events on different topics. The first took place on February 10th, at which the German-Ugandan initiative “Chat with Uganda” and the association ADEPT e. V. presented their commitments in the field of education in Uganda.

An important offer and approach of the networking meetings is the reflection on how partnership can be beneficial for both sides under unequal expectations and conditions. Prof. Dr. developed very precise ideas about this. Aram Ziai at the networking meeting in November 2022. A handout from the One World Regional Network Germany e.V. (agl) working group on the topic Reflect on partnerships or Practical help to uncover your own fairy tale as well as other useful information can be found in the download area of ​​the Partnership Center: https://sez.de/themen/partners…

You can find even more networking, further training and practical information for those interested and committed to development policy at Practical workshops in Baden-Württemberg.

Further dates for the digital networking meetings of the partnership groups are on 12 May 2022, September 22, 2023 and November 17, 2023 from 16:00 p.m. to 18:30 p.m. We warmly invite you to participate. More information will be available soon here.

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First Africa Forum Baden-Württemberg

On October 27, 2022, the first Africa Forum Baden-Württemberg will take place online via Zoom and in the Filderhalle.

Many people of African origin who live in Baden-Württemberg are actively committed to global responsibility and diverse partnerships both in Baden-Württemberg and in their countries of origin, as well as to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The Africa Forum Baden-Württemberg wants to present the diversity, expertise and potential of Afro-diasporic civil society. This kick-off event is intended to lay the foundation for further Africa forums and thus promote regular exchange between African experts and Baden-Württemberg civil society and politics. With the aim of changing perceptions of the African continent, creating new images and making new forms of encounter possible. We cordially invite people of African descent and their organized groups, people and organizations who work with partners in Africa and everyone who is interested in the African continent!

Register by October 12.10.2022th, XNUMX:

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Networking meeting of the partnership groups

At the first networking meeting of the year, partnership groups made new contacts.

On February 4, 2022, the second nationwide networking meeting of the partnership groups took place digitally with around 48 participants from different regions of Baden-Württemberg. Claudia Duppel, managing director of the Baden-Württemberg Development Policy Association (DEAB), and Kidist Hailu, specialist promoter for local partnership initiatives at the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ), first presented the diverse offers from DEAB and SEZ for partnership work. Erwin Wiest, chairman of the Piela-Bilanga support association. V. reported on the key points of the exchange in thematic working groups at the first networking meeting in October 2021: There, the participants agreed that there is a great need for more regional and supra-regional networking of the partnership groups. In addition, the desire was expressed to exchange more knowledge and practical experience in areas such as project funding and to receive more support in the process.

At the networking meeting of the partnership groups in February 2022, participants discussed questions such as: How did my partnership start? What was the motivation for the partnership? What connects me to my partners when working together? Is there a space to discuss mutual expectations? In digital breakout rooms, participants were able to get to know each other in small groups, network and exchange experiences. This enabled a broad networking process to be initiated.

The event series “State-wide digital networking meeting of the partnership groups in Baden-Württemberg” takes place in cooperation with the DEAB, the regional promoters Heide Öchslen in Schwäbisch Hall, Simone Kegelmann in Friedrichshafen, Sylvia Holzhäuer-Ruprecht in Karlsruhe, Jonas Bauschert in Freiburg, Service for Mission, Ecumenism and Development (DiMOE), the Center for Development-Related Education of the Evangelical Church of Württemberg (ZEB) and the Piela-Bilanga Support Association. v.

The next networking meeting of the partnership groups will take place on May 13, 2022 from 16:00 p.m. to 18:30 p.m instead of. We warmly invite you to participate. Further information and registration options can be found here here.

The SEZ partnership center initiates, promotes and accompanies partnerships between people in Baden-Württemberg and countries in the global south. With its consulting and networking work, the Partnership Center would like, among other things, to promote the implementation of the global sustainability goals, especially partnership goal (No. 17) in Baden-Württemberg.

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Prices for mine. Your. One World. awarded in 2021

Ten municipalities in Baden-Württemberg were selected as part of the nationwide initiative Meine. Your. One World. honored for their special commitment to sustainable development.

Mannheim, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Fellbach, Konstanz, Lahr, Künzelsau, Engen, Reutlingen district and the Enzkreis district. These are the ten municipalities in Baden-Württemberg that took part in the ninth round of the Meine initiative. Your. One World. were honored for their special commitment to a fairer world and received prize money totaling 35.000 euros in recognition. With their actions and events during the nationwide One World Days in September and October, they drew attention to their development policy initiatives and motivated others to join the network of committed people. The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) invites municipalities to Meine every two years. Your. One World. a. The project was once again made possible by the support of Engagement Global's Municipalities in One World (SKEW) service center with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Despite the pandemic, My. Your. One World. In 2021, 16 municipalities from Baden-Württemberg took part in 165 events. A jury made up of development policy experts has now selected the award-winning municipalities in the Meine competition. Your. One World. Selected in 2021.

Overview of the award-winning municipalities

“Large municipalities” category

  • 1st prize (5.000 euros): The first-placed city Mannheim took part in Meine for the sixth time. Your. One World. and was able to mobilize a diverse alliance of actors on issues of the 2030 Agenda with its Fair Week and an impressive overall concept. The jury was impressed by the fact that Mannheim used innovative ideas and easily accessible formats, such as the interactive rally through the “Actionbound” app, to bring people closer to topics such as fair trade, climate protection and sustainable urban development.
  • 2st prize (3.500 euros): Heidelberg was able to take part in Meine for his sixth time. Your. One World. achieve second place. In the diverse program of the One World Days Heidelberg 2021, around 20 events from 30 organizations invited people to address sustainability issues such as world nutrition and climate change. The jury found the variety of formats particularly commendable, ranging from sustainable cooking shows, tastings, city tours, exhibitions, store rallies to lectures, readings and discussions.
  • 3st prize (1.500 euros): On her ninth participation in Meine. Your. One World. could the city Freiburg happy about third place. At the Freiburg One World Days with Fair Week 2021, a variety of artistic and cultural events offered the opportunity to get involved in a fairer world and to network on sustainability issues. The jury particularly praised the anti-consumer city tours, the newly developed broadcast rickshaw that broadcast live on the radio, and the inclusion of a colonial search for traces.

Category “Medium-sized municipalities”

  • 1st prize (5.000 euros): Scored for the fifth time in a row Fellbach first place in the competition from Meine. Your. One World. As part of the 5th Fellbach World Week, 30 participating actors organized around 40 events on the United Nations' sustainability goals. The jury was impressed by Fellbach's broad and diverse offering and emphasized that the entire program was based on strong local networks. For example, using the example of Fellbach's urban climate, awareness was raised about the consequences of climate change.
  • 2st prize (3.500 euros): Konstanz took part in mine for the sixth time. Your. One World. took part and took second place. At the Intercultural Week, over 30 civil society actors from Konstanz and the neighboring city of Kreuzlingen organized around 20 events in which they provided information about development policy connections, refugees and interculturality. The jury particularly emphasized that people with refugee experience and post-migrant organizations had actively helped shape the Intercultural Week in Konstanz and praised the “Babbelllingua” event, which celebrated the native languages ​​of all people in Konstanz.
  • 3st prize (1.500 euros): The committed citizens lahr linked to the actions of Meine. Your. One World. 2019 and achieved third place with this year's program. For example, based on the United Nations' sustainability goals, a poster campaign was implemented in churches in Lahr, which used targeted examples to sharpen understanding of global connections. The fifteenth anniversary of the town twinning with Alajuela in Costa Rica also received particular attention in the Lahr event program.

“Small municipalities” category

  • 1st prize (5.000 euros): The first-placed municipality Künzelsau took part with its program “Shaping the future fairly in Künzelsau” and created a low-threshold interactive offer for those interested, which invited them to engage with the United Nations’ sustainability goals in everyday life. There was a city rally in Künzelsau with puzzles, quizzes and shop windows about sustainability and fair trade. The jury particularly praised the fact that a letter with specific recommendations was sent to the mayor and the local council, which was answered in detail and has already been partially implemented.
  • 2st prize (3.500 euros): On my third participation in Meine. Your. One World. could Engen take 2nd place. Particular emphasis was placed on the good cooperation between the administration and the civil society association Unser buntes Engen e. V. Together with local actors, the “Day of Action for Democracy” could be organized, through which the administration from the mayor, political leaders, volunteers and migrant groups were involved at the local level in order to point out the great value of democracy.

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  • Innovation Prize (5.000 euros): The prize, awarded for the first time this year, went to Reutlingen district. He impressed so much with the geocaching tour “GeoTürle – discover 17 sustainable treasures in the Reutlingen district” that the jury decided to honor this program with a unique innovation award. The tour to the 17 United Nations Sustainability Goals raises people's awareness of sustainable treasures in the Reutlingen district in a playful way. As an outdoor experience, the concept mobilizes a broad target group and motivates them to deal with sustainability issues. QR codes attached to the outside of the geocaches provide information about the associated sustainability goal. The jury emphasized the flexible transferability and adaptability of the concept to other municipalities or districts.
  • Recognition prize (1.500 euros): Also for the first time this year, the district Enzkreis awarded with a recognition award. The district convinced the jury with its specially compiled exhibition “Sustainable Enzkreis – Agenda 2030 and Climate Fund” in a central location in Pforzheim city center, which shows the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the Enzkreis and the importance of CO2-Compensations highlighted and presented in a comprehensible manner. The jury found that the concept deserves a recognition award and offers high transfer potential for other districts.

Since the celebratory awards ceremony in the New Palace in Stuttgart unfortunately had to be canceled this year due to the pandemic, the awards were sent to the municipalities in writing. “We would like to thank all the municipalities for their commitment to Meine in 2021. Your. One. World. have participated. Through their efforts, they have shown people in Baden-Württemberg that global responsibility and sustainability have to start on their own doorstep,” said Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the SEZ.

The My. initiative, which takes place every two years. Your. One World. is from the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) organized and takes place in collaboration with the Service point for municipalities in one world (SKEW) from Engagement Global with the resources of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Mine. Your. One World. makes an important contribution to the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its 17 sustainability goals in municipalities by developing, strengthening and further developing existing potential for greater global responsibility in the municipalities of Baden-Württemberg. Municipalities with their cities, schools, adult education centers, clubs and world shops are central places of human encounters where every day it becomes possible to raise awareness of global issues and strengthen partnership networks.

More information about My. Your. You can find One World 2021 as well as a download area with materials, flyers and images here.

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Mine. Your. One World. 2021 has begun

The nationwide municipal initiative for a fairer world has begun.

What can we do to reduce global injustice? How can we make our world future-proof and sustainable? And why does global responsibility begin right here in our community – right on our own doorstep? Baden-Württemberg's municipalities will be showing in autumn 2021 as part of the nationwide initiative Meine. Your. One World. How the United Nations Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals can be implemented. Mine. Your. One World. creates visibility for what everyone in Baden-Württemberg can do for a fairer world and shows what global impact our local actions have.

From September 1st to October 31st, 2021, 18 municipalities in Baden-Württemberg will be at Meine with over 60 events. Your. One World. 2021 there. “We are particularly pleased that, despite the pandemic, so many municipalities have registered with an extremely diverse program of events. This shows how much expertise and potential there is on topics such as global sustainability and justice in Baden-Württemberg. “It’s a strong sign of the importance of community engagement,” said Dr. Kidist Hailu, specialist promoter for partnerships at SEZ. All participating municipalities, districts and participating local actors can also take part in the initiative’s competition with their program. There are nine prizes up for grabs with a total prize money of 30.000 euros. The recognition of the commitment of the participating municipalities will take place at a celebratory award ceremony on December 02nd, 2021 under the patronage and in the presence of Rudi Hoogvliet, State Secretary for Media Policy and Federal Representative of the State of Baden-Württemberg, in the New Palace in Stuttgart.

My initiative. Your. One World. makes an important contribution to the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the municipalities by developing, strengthening and further developing existing potential for greater global responsibility in the municipalities of Baden-Württemberg. Municipalities with their cities, schools, adult education centers, clubs and world shops are central places of human encounters where every day it becomes possible to raise awareness of global issues and strengthen partnership networks. The My. initiative, which takes place every two years. Your. One World. is from the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) organized and takes place in cooperation with the Service point for municipalities in one world (SKEW) from Engagement Global with the resources of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Further information, all events from Meine. Your. You can find One World 2021 as well as a download area with materials, flyers and images here.

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Currently: 9th KNUST Summer School in Ghana

The 31th KNUST SUMMER SCHOOL to achieve the SDGs will take place from August 03st to September 2021rd, 9 on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.

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The 31th KNUST SUMMER SCHOOL to achieve the SDGs will take place from August 03st to September 2021rd, 9 on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. This time the focus is on the academic area and the establishment and expansion of sustainable academic partnerships and networks.

The focus is on exchanges between universities from the so-called global south and the so-called global north, both in educational and administrative terms. This inter-university exchange is organized in a hybrid form, on the one hand live on site for those interested, and on the other hand online for participants from Germany, for example. Organizers include: CLEAN Africa and the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg. The Burundi Competence Center The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) is particularly pleased about the participation of Prof. Aloys Misago, Prof. Dr. Willy-Marcel Ndayitwayeko and Kelly Joelle Gatore Sinigirira, M.Sc. from Burundi, covering various disciplines such as anthropology, economics and mathematics (see photo). The various activities of the KNUST Summer School include workshops on integrating the SDGs into academic structures as well as excursions that facilitate exchange and making new contacts. You can find more information on the website KNUST Summer School or on hers YouTube Channel.

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9ème ÉCOLE D'ÉTÉ de KNUST

The 31st of September 03 at the campus of KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) in Kumasi in Ghana was held at the "2021ème ÉCOLE D'ÉTÉ de KNUST" for the accomplissement of the ODD particulièrement for the domaine universitaire. The principal theme of this 9th edition is the construction of the partenariat and the durable changes. The focus is on the dialogue between the universities of the North and the South, which corresponds to the educational plan and administration. This interuniversitary change is organized by a hybrid manner, in line for the participants in Allemagne and in the place for all other people. The organizers are part of CLEAN-Africa, a foundation for the recovery of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Bade Wurtemberg. The Center de Compétence sur le Burundi de la SEZ is now advertising the participation of Prof. Dr. Aloys Misago, Prof. Willy-Marcel Ndayitwayeko and Kelly Joëlle Gatore Sinigirira, M.Sc. Venus du Burundi and couvrant des domaines different à savoir l'Antropologie, l'Economie ainsi que les Mathématiques. The different activities are part of the workshops to integrate the ODDs in the universities that make excursions to facilitate changes and establish new contacts. Plus the information can be retrofitted la page de l'ecole d'été and la page YouTube de KNUST.

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Development policy state conference on September 17.09.2021, XNUMX

Participants of the state development policy conference in 2019 at the Stuttgart trade fair.

At the annual state development policy conference, committed citizens can help shape Baden-Württemberg's development policy.

Registration for the virtual development policy state conference on September 17, 2021 is now possible. At the annual conference on current development policy issues and new perspectives on global responsibility, committed people have the opportunity to discuss with representatives of the state government and thus put new impetus on the agenda. In open and inclusive discussion groups there is the opportunity to exchange ideas with each other - no special prior knowledge is necessary, because everyone can contribute to the development policy state conference.

By participating in the 2021 State Development Policy Conference, you are participating in the search for solutions for global responsibility in Baden-Württemberg and the establishment of equal partnerships. You can present your own content directly at your own free stand on the FAIRchange virtual market and thus exchange ideas and network directly with others. Further information about the 2021 Development Policy State Conference and the program and workshops can be downloaded here.

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