DSW in Brussels celebrates its Super Sweet Sixteen!

Cecile Vernant Advance

As part of the celebration’s of DSW’s 25th birthday in 2016, we are presenting the stories of the people and offices that work for DSW. Here, Cecile Vernant, the Head of EU Advocacy for DSW in Brussels, speaks about the work DSW does in Europe – and celebrates the Brussels’ office own, very special birthday! Sweet Sixteen, or when you realise that you …

Understanding EU-African relations – visiting Brussels

Imali Ngusale Youth Empowerment

In July, I had the privilege of visiting the DSW Office in Brussels with the aim of obtaining a comprehensive induction on EU advocacy, EU Budget instruments, and consultations with the representatives from the EU Member States so to advocate for the inclusion of unmet family planning needs in the upcoming EU calls for Kenya. EU ties to Africa While in …

Discussing EU development policy with ACP-EU Members of Parliament

Andreia Oliveira Youth Empowerment

The 28th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly was the first opportunity to engage with new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, after the elections in last May. As part of the Steering Committee of the CONCORD Cotonou Working Group, I actively helped putting together a lunch debate and participated as a panellist …

DSW+European Voice Special Report: “A healthier world – tackling neglected diseases”

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Empowering people to take control of their lives and improve their health is at the core of DSW’s work – focusing in particular on the devastating impact on the lives of young men and women caused by HIV and AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, as well as other poverty-related neglected diseases. A crucial part of this work is making sure …

2015 – A Big Year for Development Policy in Europe!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  In April of 2014, an important decision was taken in Brussels with important implications for the EU’s role in development cooperation. If you are a keen follower of all things European Union, I am sure you know. For those who are not – i.e. almost the whole of the rest of the world – in April this year European …

World Malaria Day 2014 – The time for accelerating investment is now

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Marking World Malaria Day today, Caroline Kent, Director of Partnerships and Communications at DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung), reflects on what needs to be done to eradicate malaria once and for all.   Today we celebrate World Malaria Day. It is a day to reflect upon the impact the disease continues to have on sufferers, and for looking forward to …

DSW’s Reading List – 23rd April

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Every week we post interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   Arthur Neslen of EurActiv has an insightful piece on threats to EU support for family planning and maternal health by religious conservatives. Read more here

“Fit for Life” Success Stories shared at the EU Headquarters and in Berlin

Kennedy Chande Youth Empowerment

  Kennedy, the Coordinator of the Fit for Life (FFL) Action, visited the EU headquarters in Brussels between the 31st and 2nd of April and Berlin on the 3rd of April to present successes and lessons learnt from the FFL project. It was two great occasions presenting the 3 year achievements at the EU Infopoint in Brussels and at the German Bundestag which …

Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases or diseases of the poor and neglected?

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

    Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases or diseases of the poor and neglected? Sleeping sickness, leprosy, dengue, parasitic worms, all these so-called neglected tropical diseases or “NTDs” are known to us. In addition, they are also widespread: they represent 10 per cent of the global burden of diseases and led to 35, 000 deaths per year, as French …

Introducing… Eoghan Walsh, DSW Brussels

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  To celebrate the launch of our new blog, we are launching a new series to introduce the people that really make DSW the organisation it is. It is our excellent colleagues across DSW that allow it to be such an effective organisation and such a great place to work! This week, we introduce Eoghan Walsh, Communications Officer with DSW in …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Anna, DSW Brussels

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the importance …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Anne, DSW Brussels

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Veronique, DSW Brussels

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the …