Official start of the Crossroads Asia project in Berlin
April 13, 2011. 

The research project and competence network Crossroads Asia officially started with a large opening ceremony in the premises of the Parliamentary Association in Berlin on April 7, 2011. About 150 scientists, politicians, journalists and media representatives attended.

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Former Ghanaian politician conducts field research in his “own backyard”
March 22, 2011. 

S. Nana Ato Arthur, a ZEF doctoral student from Ghana, has been a mayor and a minister for years in the same region in Ghana where he conducted his field research recently. Here, on the ZEF homepage, Nana shares his experiences with us and relates on how he managed to conduct research as a former mayor and a current ZEF student.

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ZEF news magazine just published
February 17, 2011. 

Read the latest edition of our "ZEF news" and learn more about: dryland afforestation for climate change mitigation, options for improving water use efficiency in South Africa, participatory forest management in the Kakamega Forest in Kenya, the social impact of dam building projects in Ethiopia as well as climate change and the media in West Africa.

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Foundation fiat panis supports research on food security
February 09, 2011. 

A new grant, made available by the Foundation fiat panis in Ulm, Germany, provides doctoral students of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn and of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim with funds amounting to 250 thousand Euros per annum for research on food security and rural development in developing countries.

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ZEF ranks again among global most important Think Tanks
February 01, 2011. 

In the 2010 ‘To Go To Think Tanks’ ranking, ZEF is - for the second year in a row - among the top 5% of all worldwide evaluated Think Tanks (more than 6,000 in 120 countries). ZEF holds position 5 among the Top 10 of Science and Technology Think Tanks and position 14 among the Best University affiliated Think Tank.

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ZEF alumna wins this year's GDN award with research on micro finance
January 19, 2011. 

Joy Kiiru, ZEF alumna from Kenya, won this year’s “Medal for Research on Development” in the category “Innovative Sources of Development Finances”. The prize was awarded by the Global Development Network (GDN) at its 12th Annual Global Development Conference taking place in Bogotá, Colombia, from January 13-15, 2011.

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