30 November 2014

Cop 17

Investigating Africa and the South's Interest on Climate Change: Africa and the Global South at large, have vested interests as far as climate change and the negotiations surrounding it, are concerned. Understanding these interests is key to gauging the dynamics that would come to shape COP17 in Durban. Investigating Africa…
30 November 2014

Durban BRICS Summit

'The Durban BRICS Summit: Partnership for Development and Integration': The media hype and international attention that centered on Durban during the 5th BRICS summit (26-27 March) has faded. As the dust settles a number of lingering questions remain around the role of south-south cooperation and the establishment of a BRICS…
On 24-25 April, the Institute for Global Dialogue offered an advanced short training course in environmental negotiations diplomacy to a carefully selected group of middle-level government officials from Angola, DRC, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Western Sahara, South Africa, and Zimbabwe as well as delegates from civil society involved in climate change…
South Africa's International Relations: A 15 year Appraisal: The University of South Africa (UNISA) and the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) hosted a Symposium on May, 09 2011 at Manhattan Hotel. The Symposium provided the opportunity to take stock of South Africa's foreign policy and international relations in the region…
Multilateral Development Cooperation: What does it mean for South Africa's foreign policy? : The Institute for Global Dialogue hosted a round table discussion on the 15th March at Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion Pretoria. The aim of the strategic discussion was focused on improving the understanding of current transitions…
30 November 2014

Post Durban Reflections

November/December 2011 saw Durban play host to the high-level UNFCCC climate change negotiations. Following two weeks of intensive discussion, aimed at building on the Cancun outcomes, the early hours of Sunday morning saw an agreement reached - the Durban Platform. As delegates from around the world packed their bags, speculation…
30 November 2014

SADPA Conference

International development cooperation: Options for the creation of SADPA was a half-day roundtable hosted by the IGD which formed part of the Institute's development policy research within the ongoing Foreign Policy Analysis programme. The roundtable was generously sponsored by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). Dr Sven Grimm of the Centre for…
South African Foreign Policy Review: Volume 1 Book Launch: On the 15 of February 2013 the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), in partnership with the Open Society Foundation South Africa (OSF-SA) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), hosted the launch of the South African Foreign Policy Review: Volume 1 in…
How South Africa Can Benefit from South-South Development Partnerships: On 8 February 2013 the IGD hosted a roundtable, exploring ways in which Africa could benefit from South-South development partnerships. The seminar was led by Dr Mzukisi Qobo, Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the…
UNSC Meeting: On Friday, 02 February 2012, the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), along with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), hosted a roundtable on South Africa's second tenure in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The roundtable, which was chaired by Mr Francis Kornegay of the IGD,…
28 November 2014

US 2012 Elections

Diplomatic Dialogue: 2012 US elections As part of its Diplomatic Dialogue series, the IGD hosted Dr Roland Glean, Director of International Services at the Midwestern State University, Texas, on 30 January 2013. Dr Glean engaged with local academics, researchers, policymakers and the diplomatic corps on the implications of Barack Obama's re-election…
 
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