Areas of Engagement


Bethany Ojalehto, in response to Jacob Akech

Jacob Akech in response to Bethany Ojalehto

by Mikael Roman

The climate change policy processs — although very fascinating and challenging — is not necessarily the politically most adequate. I agree with Jan Pronk's analysis about the reasons behind the failure of the Copenhagen summit. However, I have some objections to the solution he proposes. The reason is that my analysis starts from a different assumption. I look at the issue from a more political and less hard-science perspective.

by Jan Pronk


The Somali Diaspora

Q: In respect to the worsening of the crisis in both the political and humanitarian fields, are the efforts of the diaspora growing? Or do you think that the motivations are bringing pessimism rather than a positive solution?

by Angela Zarro

The discussion was structured in 3 main tracks focusing on migration in relation to: MDGs, integration/reintegration issues and institutional and political coherence. Issues such as the role of Diaspora, integration, protection and empowerment of migrants, the effectiveness of circular migration and reintegration for development, amongst the others, were addressed during the two-day meeting.