Wochenendseminare & weitere Veranstaltungen

11.-12.11.2011: Integrating Southern Africa: Challenges of Regionalisms, Leipzig

11.-12.11.2011: Integrating Southern Africa: Challenges of Regionalisms, Leipzig

Friday, 11 November 2011 • 15:00 – 18:30

Saturday, 12 November 2011 • 9:00 – 16:00

Venue: Neuer Senatssaal der Universität Leipzig, Ritterstr. 26, Leipzig

Africa is integrating in a multitude of ways: new institutional arrangements and organizations are being created but also novel forms of interactions beyond the nation state are shaping integration processes. This seminar examines formal economic and political processes of regional integration as well as more informal transboundary and transnational processes within the region of Southern Africa. It addresses academia, development cooperation practitioners as well as the interested public.

The seminar is jointly organized by the Initiative Southern Africa (INISA), the Centre for Area Studies (CAS) and the DFG Research Training Group (GK 1261): “Critical Junctures of Globalization” at the University of Leipzig and kindly supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The seminar will be held in English. Participation is free, although pre-registration is welcomed via info@inisa.de

 

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Programme

Friday, 11 November 2011

15.00 Welcome, Prof. Ulf Engel (Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig) and
Andreas Baumert (Initiative Southern Africa (INISA))

15.15 Introduction: Regional Integration – New Regionalisms
Prof. Ulf Engel (Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig)

15.30 The Concept of Regional Integration in Development Cooperation
Tobias Mühler (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ))

16.00
Comparing Regional Integration Outside of Europe: SADC and MERCOSUR
Frank Mattheis (Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig)

16.45 Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.30 Round Table

“Integrating Southern Africa – Issues and Prospects”
º H.E. Neville Gertze (Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia)
º Dr. Wolfgang Manig (Federal Foreign Office of Germany)
º Dr. Helmut Orbon (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Gaborone / Botswana)
º Prof. Ulf Engel (Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig)


Saturday, 12 November 2011

9.00 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Process of Regional Integration, Sören Scholvin (German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA),
Hamburg)

9.45 The SADC and Conflict Mediation in Southern Africa, Dr. Helmut Orbon (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Gaborone / Botswana)

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00 The Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and Southern Africa
Dr. Ulrike Lorenz (Kolleg-Forschergruppe “The Transformative Power of Europe”, FU Berlin)

12.00 Transboundary Water Management in Africa, NN and Sabine Schulze (Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig)

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch Break

14.30 Transnational Crime Control in Southern Africa
Dr. Julia Hornberger (Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich)

15.15 Labour Migration Southern Africa: The Zimbabwean Diaspora in South Africa
Dr. Jenny Kuhlmann (Leipzig)

16.00 Final Discussion
Moderation: Prof. Matthias Middell (Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig)

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