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Mobility and Migration

BICC’s Global Militarization Index (GMI)

This year’s BICC Global Militarization Index (GMI) will be published on 3 December 2020 (in German and English). The Global Militarization Index (GMI) describes the relative weight of the military apparatus of a state in relation to society as a whole. For example, it puts the gross domestic product in relation to military expenditure. The GMI 2020 covers 151 countries.

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Anna-Katharina Hornidge appointed to German Commission for UNESCO

Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) was selected as a new member of the German Commission for UNESCO (DUK). The DUK serves as a bridge between civil society, the state and the international working areas of UNESCO. The focus is on the protection and sustainable development of the cultural heritage and the promotion of education that fosters equal opportunities.

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Bioeconomy

Imme Scholz at KLIMA.WERKSTATT Future hydrogen

On 11 November 2020, Imme Scholz, Deputy Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and Deputy Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development, participated in an event on the use of “green” hydrogen in North Rhine-Westphalia. […]

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Bioeconomy

New Bonn Water Network founded

The digital launch event of the Bonn Water Network on 17 November 2020 attracted over 150 people from around the world. The network consists of seven Bonn-based institutions with longstanding experience on water and related issues; besides the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), these include the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC); two institutes affiliated to Bonn University, the Institute of Geography (GIUB) and the Center for Development Research (ZEF); the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and two UN institutions, the United Nations Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence

Sustainable Digital Transformation of Disaster Risk

This article explores the relationship between digital transformation and disaster risk. Vulnerability studies aim at differentiating impacts and losses by using fine-grained information from demographic, social, and personal characteristics of humans. With ongoing digital development, these characteristics will transform and result in new traits, which need to be identified and integrated. […]

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