International SEPT Alumni Conference 2023
We are excited to announce our 2023 Alumni conference titled Development Cooperation in Times of Multiple Crises.
The conference will take place in Bochum (Germany) from 16-20 October 2023 and is hosted by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) of Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). The conference is a collaboration between the MA in Development Management (MADM; IEE), the MA in International and Development Economics (MIDE; HTW Berlin), the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Programme (SEPT; University of Leipzig), the MA in Development and Governance (Institute of Political Science (IfP)) and the MA in International Relations and Development Policy (Institute for Development and Peace (INEF)); both University of Duisburg-Essen.
The four-day conference at RUB debates a topic that currently occupies a large space in the development policy discourse. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, there has been widespread discussion about the effects of the pandemic on the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). After the beginning of the Russian war against Ukraine and its resulting global consequences, negative effects on the realization of sustainable development have been exacerbated, not least with regard to absolute poverty (SDG 1) and food security (SDG 2). The concurrence of such multiple crises aggravates trends that have been discussed in development politics during recent years.