Development Policy Discussion Days (EPDT)

Development Policy Discussion Days (EPDT)

Development policy discussion days 2024

Development Policy Discussion Days (DPDD)

The Development Policy Discussion Days (DPDD) have been organized annually since 2002 by the SLE in cooperation with the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation (hbs). The aim is to promote the exchange between development policy and development policy practice, science and the private sector. The DPDD consists of three events and is very popular. In 2020, we recorded 1400 participants, making us one of the most popular development policy events in Berlin.

At the DPDD, speakers from various organizations discuss current and controversial topics. The content and organizational preparation and moderation of the DPDD is in the hands of both SLE participants and Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarship holders. Supported by the SLE staff, they write topic-related briefing papers. This means that DPDDs are also an important part of training at SLE.

DPDD 2024

The Development Policy Discussion Days(EPDT) will take place this year on 27. and May 28, 2024 takes place. As the SLE postgraduate programme is being held entirely in English for the first time this year in the context of its internationalization, the panel discussions will also be held in English (with the option of simultaneous translation into German). We are also pleased to welcome the European Association of Development Institute (EADI) as a cooperation partner this year.

The three panels at a glance:

Monday, May 27, 2024 from 4 to 6 p.m. CEST, hybrid at hbs Berlin and online via Zoom:
1. Green Industrialization: Rethinking African-German Cooperation for Energy-Intensive Value Chains

Tuesday, May 28, 2024:
2. Nature Conservation at What Price? Bridging the Gap between Wildlife Protection and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa (from 10 a.m. to 12 noon CEST, online via Zoom)

3.In the Shadow of Colonial Culpability: Can Germany meet the Demands for Restorative Justice through Bilateral Development Cooperation? (from 4 to 6 p.m. CEST, online via Zoom)

Further information and registration for the events can be found here.

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Tina Walther

Coordinator (SLE)

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62. Cohort (SLE)

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Scholarship Holders (hbs)