About: Dirk Niebel

Development Policy 26-04-2016

Corruption continues to hinder Global Fund’s work

The Global Fund has financed anti-malaria programmes in 100 countries since its foundation in 2002. However, there are flaws in the system and the spectre of corruption is ever present. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Cities & regions 02-12-2015

Climate change: German and South African cities to tackle threat together

SPECIAL REPORT / In the fight against climate change, local communities are of crucial importance. The cities of Bremen and Durban have teamed up to share expertise and technical know-how in a project that is beneficial for all involved. EURACTIV Germany reports.
A new reality show in Thailand aims at boosting yields and product quality among smallholders. [Farm Channel Thailand]
Development Policy 09-10-2014

German aid criticised for funding Thai TV show on ‘safe pesticide use’

In a new reality show featuring farmers in Thailand, BASF, the world's largest chemicals corporation, is collecting German development funds to advertise for artificial pesticide use, causing NGOs to question government cooperation with big business in development aid campaigns. EURACTIV Germany reports.
4th Agriculture Science Week for West and Central Africa and the 11th General Assembly of CORAF/WECARD. June 2014, Niamey, Niger [R.Raman, AfricaRice/Flickr]
Development Policy 24-06-2014

Germany announces new approach to Africa development cooperation

Education Minister Johanna Wanka announced a change of course for German development cooperation in Africa last Friday (20 June). In the future, projects in science and research should be regionally targeted. EURACTIV Germany reports.