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An additional two trillion US dollars are needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to water and sanitation. One way to tap sources of funding is called “blended finance”. It means to use public funds to mobilise private-sector investments, writes DandC.
With the series “Museum Conversations” the Goethe-Institutes offer spaces for international academics, museum experts and curators to discuss the future of African museums from a postcolonial perspective, writes the Goethe-Institut.
Germany has agreed with more than half of its partner countries to make “democracy, civil society and governance” a priority area of development cooperation, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
In 2012, radical Islamist rebels were prevented from destroying thousands of centuries-old manuscripts: A ceremony marking this success was held in Hamburg City Hall on November 2, writes the German Foreign Office.
Almost one third of the Earth’s surface is covered by forest. Forests also provide a large proportion of humankind with their livelihoods. Yet although our civilisation depends on forests, we are destroying them, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
“At the Federal Foreign Office, our main focus is on the dialogue with the societies of origin, as well as cultural cooperation and the establishment of cultural infrastructure, particularly in Africa.” highlighted the German Minister of State in Berlin.
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