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Katharina Wilhelm Otieno

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All articles of Katharina Wilhelm Otieno


Colonial legacies still mark development affairs

After decades of debate, the impacts of the colonial era are still evident in development cooperation

Multilateral policymaking

Involving local people in order to reach biodiversity goals

At the COP15 in Kunming-Montréal in 2022, Jochen Flasbarth helped broker consensus

Global biodiversity

The basis of our existence

Biodiversity is the cornerstone of ecosystems. The progressive loss of it threatens people’s livelihoods and food security.

Intercultural music

Music of the Nile

The multinational music collective “The Nile Project” sang in many styles and languages about life along the Nile

Our view

Sustainable development is inherently feminist

Feminist development strategies must dismantle gender inequality, because truly sustainable development depends on women

Our view

Appreciating the value of waste

We must transition fast to fair circular economies, either recycling or avoiding waste


High-impact partnership for waste management

The cities of Moshi in Tanzania and Tübingen in Germany have formed a climate partnership.

Our view

The right to belong somewhere

People have always moved to far-away places to find livelihoods or to flee from war and disaster. The international community would benefit from more coherent and pragmatic regulation of migration and flight.


Good education for everyone

Though poor education affects society as a whole, many governments do not prioritise the sector appropriately

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.