Understanding Global Interrelationships – Development Policy in Education on the Example of India and Nepal

Subject:
Education, global justice, sustainable development

Venues:
Germany: Ruhr region, Rhine-Main region, Berlin

Duration:
01.05.2021 bis 30.04.2022

Budget:
20.269 €, of which 15.072 € from BMZ (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), 2.937 € from Katholischer Fond (Catholic Fund) and 2.260 € from Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World).

Target group:
People who are involved in civil society organisations, Buddhist centers or yoga groups, multipliers and the interested public.

Challenges

Awareness of development policy aspects and global interrelationships is rather low among the German public. For many years, groups active in civil society have been making an important contribution to raising awareness for globally sustainable development with development education and information work. Often, educational programmes only focus on individual responsibility and the individual actions derived from it, without sufficiently addressing global and political responsibility. However, educational work should also illustrate the global interrelationships and reveal their influence on the individual.

Project Goal

The project aims to sensitise people and organisations in Germany to development policy contexts and issues and to highlight the global responsibility of our society in order to recognise global asymmetries and neo-colonial dependencies and thus to be able to understand the reasons for the differences between the Global North and the Global South.

Because of our regular exchange with India and Nepal in our project work, we can also incorporate the perspective from the South into our educational work in Germany. Indeed, there are competencies that the global North can learn from the South. This includes, for example, aspects of everyday life, a sustainable lifestyle, consumption, fair trade, etc. as well as the relevance of the climate in this context. Global power structures and development cooperation are also to be critically examined in this regard.

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Main Activities

The activities address the current challenges of our globalised world. There are different project activities where we not only offer information events and workshops, but also produce digital materials such as podcasts, videos and infographics. In this way, we use the possibilities of both the virtual and the real world in our educational work. Our activities include information and educational contributions on topics such as climate change, gender, water or education in a globalised world, with a focus on India and Nepal.

We will announce the individual activities in our Newsletter, on the Blog and here on this page and subsequently report on them.


Event information

Event information: The great divide – Vaccine distribution worldwide and in IndiaThe great divide – Vaccine distribution worldwide and in India

Online event with inputs and subsequent discussion

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 6 p.m. – Duration: 90 minutes – Participation free of charge

We have compiled further information on the topic and the speakers in a blog post. If you would like to attend, you can register here.

We have compiled further information on the topic and the speakers in a blog post. If you would like to attend, you can register here.

We have compiled further information on the topic and the speakers in a blog post. If you would like to attend, you can register here.

 

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