06.12.2012: Malawi between internal factionalism and external pressure - Coping with critical junctures, Leipzig

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Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2012 um 15.00 - 18.00 Uhr, Centre for Area Studies (CAS) Universität Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof 20, 04109 Leipzig

Thema: Graduiertenkolleg »Bruchzonen der Globalisierung« Workshop: Malawi between internal factionalism and external pressure - Coping with critical junctures

Introduction and Moderation: Prof. Ulf Engel (University of Leipzig, Spokesperson DFG Research Training Group “Critical Junctures of Globalization”)

Dr. Martin Ott (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); previously GTZ Forum for Dialogue and Peace Malawi)
Dr. Thorsten Clausing (Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Division for Southern Africa, Great Lakes Regions and Regional Organisations)

Samson Lembani (PhD Fellow, Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr Universitaet Bochum; and Konrad Adenauer Foundation Malawi, tbc)

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In April 2012, Joyce Banda became Malawi’s first female president – and the only second female Head of State of an African country – following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, who ruled the country since 2004. The challenges for President Banda are huge as seem the expectations of the Malawian people and donors. The late president left the country politically divided and in economic crisis, with fuel and forex shortages and controversies around press freedom and gay rights. The fall-out with most donors led to the freezing of direct aid. This seminar will deal with the current developments against the background of Malawi’s political economy and history.

Questions the seminar will deal with are how the transition was managed, what wa Mutharikas legacy is, if Banda will be able to deliver or if hopes and expectations are exaggerated as well as what role donors have played and can play.

Program download

Länderinformationen "Malawi" des Auswärtigen Amts

Länderinformationen "Malawi" der GIZ

Participation is free, although pre-registration is welcomed

Anmeldung bitte unter:

Centre for Area Studies (CAS) Universität Leipzig
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1261
Thomaskirchhof 20
04109 Leipzig
Tel: +49 341 973 78 83
Fax: +49 341 973 90 99
E-Mail: bruchzonen@uni-leipzig.de

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