125 years after the Berlin Conference: further cooperation is possible

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125 years after the Berlin Conference: further cooperation is possible

125 years after the Berlin Conference: further cooperation is possible

  1. 125 ans après la Conférence de Berlin : il est temps pour une nouvelle coopération dans un monde globalisé
  2. Christiane Kayser Quelques leçons à tirer de l’atelier de Berlin
  3. Kä Mana Coopération Afrique-Occident
  4. Andrea Böhm Le « Nord », le « Sud » et les politiques de mémoire
  5. Jeanot Minla Mfou’ou Une autre façon de coopérer entre l’Allemagne et le Cameroun est souhaitable et possible
  6. Karin Doehne L’accord de partenariat
  7. Bonnie Campbell, Jean-Jacques Gabas et Denis Pesche Logiques de recherche et logiques de coopération
  8. Andreas Mehler Recherche et partenariat. Points sur la coopération Sud-nord
  9. Flaubert Djateng La Jeunesse : Un Espoir pour nos Sociétés Quelques leçons du Projet Jeunesse, Culture et Citoyenneté
  10. Elvis Tangwa Sa’a Nkem Chefferies traditionnelles africaines : quel rôle 125 ans après la Conférence de Berlin ?
  11. Shecku Kawusu Mansaray L’aide humanitaire ne serait-elle qu’occidentale ? Comment éviter le paternalisme et la déresponsabilisation – leçons tirées de Sierra Leone
  12. Cosmas Cheka La privatisation est-elle un modèle de gouvernance efficace pour les pays d’Afrique Subsaharienne, suite à la récente crise économique ?
  13. Marie José Mavinga Les petites et moyennes entreprises privées en Afrique : un potentiel menacé – L’exemple de la RDC

125 years after the Berlin Conference: it is time for a new cooperation in a globalized world

Mapinduzi Unit is a group of people, women and men, Africans and Europeans, who have worked for years with and for initiatives, organizations and movements in Africa. We have just created a space for reflection and creation around change in Africa. This space is meant to be mixed, free, productive, courageous and open to new ideas. At the same time he aspires to capitalize on diverse experiences and make them accessible to others.

In all modesty we want to contribute to the fact that – in a rapidly changing and dizzy world – people in Africa are becoming actors of change instead of remaining helpless victims. Instead of seeing and using Africa as a projection surface for myths, prejudices and generalities, we want to identify, strengthen, make legible and visible its strengths, its creativity and its mostly human potential.

The aim is to highlight in the debate on development cooperation and North-South relations the experiences, views and suggestions of people living and working on different African lands. It is an advocacy and an initiation of dialogue.

We exchange on the following points The question is not whether to co-operate, but how to

  • Which actors for which cooperation?
    • The Myth of Conflict-Torn Africa
    • Africa’s economy is not reduced to war economies and looted resources
    • The future belongs to interbreeding
  • Out of the logic of “development”: there is not one that develops the other but we must all adapt to a changing world
    • “Experts” are not always those we believe
    • Learning from past mistakes and creating a reciprocal learning system
    • How to be useful for change
    • How do we value interculturality?
  • The fetish of the State:
    • which states and what governance?
    • the privatized State: a legitimate interlocutor?
    • Citizenship in the 21st Century?

    • decentralization: a failed opportunity
  • Who represents the populations?

    • Civil societies alive but instrumentalized
    • Traditional chieftains often legitimate but out of scope, beggars or puppets

    • Churches omnipresent but fragmented and losing representativeness
  • Young people in Africa: an ignored and under-utilized resource
  • Small and medium-sized private enterprises: threatened potential
    • At the national level: neglected, crumbling under taxes and without incentives
    • At the international level: crushed by multinationals and unequal trade agreements
  • Money, always money: for a new strategy for the use of material and human resources
  • Humanitarianism with the Western face: how to get out of paternalism and infantilization?
  • The Blue Helmets and other international forces: flavors of Africa?
    • Peace makers or war makers?

    • The security of civilian populations: a shared responsibility.

Good reading and the adventure continues

125 years after the Berlin Conference

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125 years after the Berlin Conference: further cooperation is possible



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