Report: Diaspora-Engagement: Best practice examples on a regional and national level in development politics

  • March 31, 2014
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Diaspora-Engagement: Best practice examples on a regional and national level in development politics

On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, CoMiDe organised, together with the City of Vienna and the Afrika Vernetzungsplattform, a lobbying event in the Vienna City Hall.

The event took place from 6 to 8.30 p.m, about 100 visitors were present. After an opening by Sandra Frauenberger, Councilwoman for Integration, Women’s Issues, Consumer Protection and Personnel, the following persons spoke on the panel:

Lucia Fresa | Comune di Bologna | Cooperation and human rights office | Bologna

Shams Asadi | Menschenrechtskoordinatorin der Stadt Wien

Martina Schlapbach | Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DEZA)

Helmuth Hartmeyer | Austrian Development Agency

Annelies Vilim | Director of Globale Verantwortung – Platform for development and humanitarian aid in Austria

Alexis Nshimyimana Neuberg | Africa Networking Platform in Austria (AVP)

The event was moderated by Michael Fanizadeh of theVienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation.

The following video should give a good impression of the event:

A detailed report in German can be downloaded here.