Day 1: 30.09.2024

Day 1: Monday, September 30, 2024

2:30-4:00 p.m.

Welcoming Speeches and Addresses

2:30 p.m. Celebrating 25 Years of ZEF: Reflecting on Past, Present, and Future Research
Prof. Dr.  Matin Qaim, Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister, Prof. Dr. Ina Danquah, Directors of ZEF, Germany

3:00 p.m. Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

3:10 p.m. Stefan Müller, Head of Department for Research for Sustainable Development, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany

3:20 p.m. Dr. Michael Harms, Deputy Secretary General of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

3:30 p.m. Dr. Rythia Afkar, BIGS-DR Alumna, Education Economist, World Bank, USA

3:45 p.m. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch, Rector of the University of Bonn, Germany

4:00-4:45 p.m.

Meet and Greet – Break

4:45-6:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 25 Years of Political Discourse on Development Research: Anticipating Future Trajectories

Join us for a dynamic discussion on the future of global development. Our panel will cover a range of critical topics, including the analysis of shifting political discourses, exploration of the evolving dynamics of the Global South, discussion of pressing development challenges across continents, reflection on the role of age, gender, and interdisciplinary approaches, and identification of opportunities and obstacles in advancing sustainable development goals.


Moderation: Dr. Irit Ittner, Senior Researcher at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS).

6:30 p.m.

Snacks and Drinks

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