In search of a new development narrative: EADI Panel at Bonn Symposium 2012

Jürgen Wiemann, EADI Vice-President, Henning Melber, Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation and Gabriele Köhler will debate findings from the EADI General Conference 2011 at the Bonn Symposium entitled “Paradigm Shift 2015. Towards a New Sustainable Development Agenda” on 13 – 14 November 2012 in Bonn.

The panel will be building on the following questions:

There have been numerous calls for a new development narrative/paradigm in the past. The joint EADI /DSA Conference in September 2011 aimed to generate ideas on new narratives and universals for this changing world and asked some hard questions:

  •  Whether ‘development’ should be more about ‘global development’ or ‘one-world’ and how is this consistent with a focus on the poorest and ‘the bottom billion’?
  • How can we work with uncertainty as the norm rather than stability?
  • How can we better address vulnerability and resilience, two critical dimensions of sustainability, in conceptual analysis and strategic implementation when discussing development?

Bonn Symposium 2012

In search of a new development narrative: EADI Panel at Bonn Symposium

EADI General Conference 2011