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AGEP Webinar „Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Benchmarking pharmaceutical industry’s performance“

19. Juni 2018 - 10:29

Join the AGEP Webinar on the Alumniportal Deutschland!

When: Monday, 25 June 2018, 15:00 (CET)

Where: www.alumniportal-deutschland.org/en/digital-learning/webinars/antimicrobial-resistance/

 

The Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark is the first independent report to compare what pharmaceutical companies are doing to control drug resistance. Published in January 2018 at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Benchmark evaluates 30 pharmaceutical companies, a cross-section of the industry, in three areas: antimicrobial R&D, antibiotic manufacturing & production, and appropriate access & responsible use (stewardship) of antimicrobial products on the market. The Benchmark has been developed as a tool for companies, policy-makers, investors, NGOs and others to deepen pharmaceutical industry involvement in efforts to curb AMR.

In this talk we will discuss the relevance of the pharmaceutical industry in tackling AMR in the global health arena, the market failure in the antibiotics’ market and what the industry is currently doing to solve the issue.

Antimicrobials are losing their effectiveness, accelerated mostly by their misuse in humans, animals and crops. These medicines must be used sparingly, in order to minimize the chances for bacteria and other pathogens to outsmart them. There is now wide recognition at the highest political levels that more needs to be done to slow the pace of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Action is needed from all levels of society – including policy-makers, healthcare professionals, environmentalists, veterinary sector and agricultural sectors and civil society. Pharmaceutical companies, as developers, producers and suppliers of antimicrobial treatment, must also take action. Drawing on its expertise in developing industry metrics related to public health, the Access to Medicine Foundation has developed the Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark, the first independent and public tool for measuring how pharmaceutical companies are responding to AMR.

The goal of the Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark is to guide and incentivize pharmaceutical companies to fulfil their potential in limiting AMR. It maps how a cross-section of pharmaceutical industry is responding to AMR against a consensus view on where they can and should be making progress.

The way in which pharmaceutical companies manage access-to-medicine risks and opportunities can have significant impacts on their financial performance. Companies’ Investors engage with the Access to Medicine Foundation to receive guidance and support based on our daily analysis of developments in the pharmaceutical sector, being one of the key players to drive change in pharmaceutical companies and access to medicines.

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WEBINAR „Silvicultural Practices in Tropical Montane Community Forest of Nepal“

12. Juni 2018 - 13:14

You are kindly invited to attend a Webinar organized by the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products of Technische Universitaet Dresden on Thursday, 14 June, 12:30-14:00 Central European SummerTime (CEST). In this Webinar the renown scientist Prof. Santosh Rayamajhi from the Institute of Forestry of Tribhuvan University,  Nepal will share his experience on „Silvicultural Practices in Tropical Montane Community Forest of Nepal“.

To join the webinar, take the following steps:

  1. Do a diagnostic test to see whether you have the required software and sufficient internet connection or download the free Adobe Connect software :
    https://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm2. Connect with us in the webinar room anytime before the start of the webinar to check if all settings work fine.https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/tropical-forestry-tharandt/passcode: tropen2018

For any questions related the webinar or the guest speaker, please contact Prof. Dr. Gerald Kapp at

Technische Universitaet Dresden, Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products

Email: gerald.kapp@tu-dresden.de

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AGEP Simulation Game „Beyond Paris – What Future for International Climate Policy”

18. April 2018 - 15:51
Dear AGEP-students,

we are very pleased to inform you about the second uptake of a new and innovative format that we started a year ago – our AGEP Simulation Game series. It uses a blended-learning approach, combining virtual elements with real-life interaction. The topic of the second event will again be:

“Beyond Paris – What Future for International Climate Policy”

In it, we will simulate the next COP (Conference of the Parties) of the United Nations. After the climate conference in Paris in December 2015, the negotiation agenda for climate diplomacy has changed. Some of the disputes that have existed over the years have been settled. But the real work is now only beginning: The framework contract of Paris must be implemented in concrete policy! For our planning game, we have selected some of the remaining points: Improving the self-imposed emission targets, the design of climate finance, the possible use of technical innovation in the fight against climate change and the taxation of emissions in air traffic and of merchant shipping.

Being implemented by our partner planpolitik, the simulation game will start with a two-week online period in which you – representing a country assigned to you – must negotiate and interact through certain phases of the game. Being able to access the browser-based application from any device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) you can work on your tasks unbound of place and time.

The virtual simulation is using Senaryon – the online platform developed by planpolitik.

For a quick overview on what to expect, please have a look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5A73zQa0hk

After the end of the online phase, participants will then gather with your fellow students from other AGEP study programs in Hannover and conclude the simulation game with a one day workshop, making use of everything they have worked out before.

Six AGEP master courses will take part in the second run of our AGEP Simulation Game, and these are:

Master Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security, United Nations University Bonn
Master Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg
Master Engineering in Energy and Environmental Management in Developing Countries, University of Flensburg
Master SPRING, TU Dortmund
Master WATENV, University of Hannover
Master Management of Non-Profit Organizations, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück

 

We are very happy to continue our AGEP Simulation Game series with this second event and hope that this format will be provided for you more often soon!

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