June 17, 2018

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Zanzibar in Danger of its own popularity as a tourist destination

First published in The East African 15 June 2018 Zanzibar in Danger of its own popularity as a tourist destination        Swimming pool of The Residence Hotel in Zanzibar island, a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, East Africa. FILE PHOTO | NMG In Summary Tourists might be on a journey of destruction, ruining the pristine idyll […]

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April 3, 2018

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The controversial scientist: Dr. Peter Aaby

First published as The Bandim Project: Development research gives significant results Danida Fellowship Centre 27 Feb 2018 & Udviklingsforskning med stor effekt Globalnyt.dk 19 March 2018 Anthropologist, Dr Peter Aaby is credited for the discovery of non-specific effects of vaccines.Since the 1980s, he and the Bandim Health Project in Guinea-Bissau have received a total of […]

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February 20, 2017

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Book me for a lecture on Images of Africa

The story of images of Africa in the Western media goes back to the 19th century and is completely entangled with Europe and America’s relationship with Africa. During colonial times Africans would be depicted as either children or warriors in European popular culture including the mass media; children whom the European would have to teach […]

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February 20, 2017

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Stop nu den unuancerede mediedækning af Africa

Vibeke Quaade and Sune Bang in TV debate about images of Africa, Deadline, DR2 4th February 2017

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October 7, 2016

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Danish companies in competition for global talents

First published at Danida Alumni Network 29th September 2016 Recruitment of the right talents while entering emerging markets is a challenge that many Danish companies share. Marie Gad from the Confederation of Danish Industry hopes that the Danish Alumni Network can help the companies to connect to the relevant local networks and talents. Photo: Vibeke […]

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May 28, 2016

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Long lasting friendships and economic diplomacy go hand in hand

First published at Danida Alumni, Danida Fellowship Centre‘s Alumni network for Danida Fellows. The new Vietnamese-Danish alumni society fits well into the strategic sector corporation program “Partnering with Denmark – Danish Authorities in International Cooperation”. By Vibeke Quaade 200 Vietnamese graduates, have studied at Danish institutions of higher learning since the 1960s. More than 100 […]

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November 26, 2014

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The beauty of African shea butter

Published in Daily Monitor, 9th November 2014, READ ALSO Natural beauty made in Lira  Cosmetics hit. Women’s quest for beauty and youth has made African shea butter a hit for the world’s cosmetic industry. The power lies in a combination of the golden butter’s natural beauty qualities and a doing good, marketable sustainable story, writes Vibeke […]

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October 29, 2014

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Dansk forretningsmand sælger rugerier i Afrika

Artiklen er oprindeligt bragt i 15. oktober 2014 på http://www.foodculture.dk Landbrug & Fødevarer. Der er penge i at skabe udvikling i fattige afrikanske landdistrikter. For lokalbefolkningen og for danske forretningsfolk. Siger en dansker, der sælger æggerugerier i Uganda. Af Vibeke Quaade, Sirongo, Uganda Jeg sælger ikke luft. Jeg hjælper med at skabe tiltrængt forretning i et […]

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May 21, 2014

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Speederen skal i bund i Afrika

Bragt i Politiken Økonomi (print) den 21. maj 2014 En dansk it-investor er ikke i Afrika for at redde kontinentet, men for at tjene penge. Til sig selv og lokale it-iværksættere, der alle skal love af efterleve ånden i en helt særlig 80’er-film.   De fleste firmaer har et par magasiner liggende, som besøgende kan […]

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May 17, 2014

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En svær kamp for homoseksuelle

Bragt den 8. maj 2014 på U-web.dk, som er Danidas website for børn og unge om udviklingslande- og bistand. Læs artiklen på U-web.dk’s website  I Uganda er homoseksualitet endnu mere tabubelagt end i Danmark. Med en ny lov, der gør det kriminelt at være homoseksuel eller at tale om det, er det ikke blevet lettere for Pepe […]

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May 2, 2014

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Ugandas homoseksuelle risikerer livsvarigt fængsel

Bragt den 27. maj 2014 på U-web.dk, som er Danidas website for børn og unge om udviklingslande- og bistand. Læs artiklen på U-web.dk’s website  Uganda har fået en af Afrikas hårdeste love mod homoseksualitet. Præsidenten forsøgte længe at undgå loven, men politikere og et flertal af Ugandas befolkning ville have den. Siden loven trådte i kraft er trusler og […]

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April 28, 2014

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Smuk med smør

Bragt i Udvikling, nr 1 2014, Feb/Mar 41. Årgang Kvinders jagt på skønhed og ungdom har gjort Afrikas sheasmør til et hit for verdens kosmetikindustri. Styrken ligger i en kombination af sheasmørrets skønhedsbevarende egenskaber og den gode, bæredygtige historie.  Af Vibeke Quaade, Otuke – Uganda. På gårdspladsen ved familiens stråtækte hytte i Otuke i Norduganda […]

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February 24, 2014

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Vi taler hen over hovedet på afrikanerne

Bragt i Børsen 21. februar 2014 i forkortet version: Når vi danskere debatterer situationen i Afrika, lyder det som en indenrigspolitisk kamp. Lyt dog til kontinentets egne nye stemmer. Af Vibeke Quaade og Martin Østergaard Den nylige sammenlægningen af Udviklings- og Handelsministeriet har endnu engang sat gang i debatten om dansk bistand. Vil sammenlægningen korrumpere […]

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January 2, 2014

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Let’s forget bad images of Africa

Published in Sunday Monitor September 15, 2013. http://www.monitor.co.ug Better look. In between the negative portraits of Africa, images of well-dressed middle class school children and teenagers have entered the picture. Oxfam’s Food for All Campaign is part of the change, writes Vibeke Quaade Africa is on the move. But while the international media and aid sector […]

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January 2, 2014

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Trip to Grand Canyon, a glorious travel magnet

Published in Sunday Monitor, September 8th 2013. http://www.monitor.co.ug Once ruled by the native American Indians today it’s occupied by tourists from all over the world. A hike in the Grand Canyon is a trip into the deep geology ofthe earth. It’s exhausting and indulging. The temperature has crept up over 40 degrees; the air coming […]

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