“We need to be more transparent and clear about what development money is used for and that it actually goes into development work.” Dr. Melissa Siegel
Gender, inequalities, security and migration are the guiding themes of the EU ‘Brainstorming on Challenges for International Cooperation and Development’, a conference held in Brussels on 13 March 2015. Part of the European Year for Development, the conference was opened by Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.
Dr. Melissa Siegel represented UNU-MERIT as a keynote speaker, alongside Prof. Finn Tarp, director of UNU-WIDER, and many other distinguished speakers in the field of development.
Questions included: How do developments in the South cause migration to the North (and vice versa)? What is the impact of South-South migration on development? And how should development cooperation address these issues? Check the soundcloud above and the programme below for more details.
MEDIA CREDITSEuropean Commission, DFID