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Brewing Development?

April 26, 2019

Friday 26 April 2019, 14.00-16.00
DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies
Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A
2100 Copenhagen
Business, it is often claimed, is sorely needed to develop Africa. Looking at one of the biggest players in one of the most successful markets in Africa – Heineken – this seminar engages Investigative Reporter and PhD Candidate Olivier van Beemen about the politics of beer in Africa. Based on 5 years of research in 12 countries, van Beemen gives new insights and analyses about conducting business in Africa and the role of multinational companies in developing countries.
Olivier van Beemen, Investigative Reporter, PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Morten Koch Andersen (PhD), Researcher at DIGNITY, guest Researcher at DIIS, Denmark
Peer Schouten, Postdoc, DIIS, Denmark
14.00-14.15 Introduction and welcome
Peer Schouten
14.15-15.00 Heineken in Africa: Brewing development?
Olivier van Beemen
15.00-15.15 Business, human rights and the SDGs
Morten Koch Andersen
15.15-16.00 Discussion
Moderator: Peer Schouten
Practical information
The seminar will be in English. Copies of ‘Heineken in Africa’ will be available at a reduced price.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Thursday 25 April at 10.00.


April 26, 2019
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