30.04.2017 : Food for Thought

In Nairobi/Kenya a slum-project is titled "Shangilia" - the translation stands for "Enjoy"! It all started in 1993 by the film "Don't Cry, Child of Africa" which reported about the fate of street-children. The main-actor Anne Wanjugu one year later created the Shangilia-project as a focus for vulnerable children beyond that film. In 2004 the Cap Anamur Club of German doctors bought some ground for a new school and sleeping accomodations for that project. in 2009 a special Shangilia Foundation was established in Germany to support the education under the supervision of Japheth Njenga.

In 2017 Shangilia was visited by German IKV-members in context with the joint Food Waste Awareness Exhibition together with the HAWA Artists in the Creativity Gallery of the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi (Link: Flyer). The Group intends to build up art-courses for Shangilia over the next three years and to connect Food & Food for Thought. Sponsors are welcome!

15.04.2017 : Global Education

Jointly the European Retail Academy, G-Global Development Community , G-Global Business Portal and Sumato Education will organize/promote a Global Education and Science Forum in September 2017 in Shymkent City/Kazakhstan.

The Forum is planned to develop recommendations for the Government of Kazakhstan and the Central Asian Countries and intends to launch major projects in education, research and science ( more info@innoker.org ) . Part of that initiative is also the Almaty Eurasian University Complex (www.european-retail-academy.org/AEUC ).

03.04.2017 : G-Global

The G-Global communication platform was initiated by Kazakhstan's President S.Nazarbayev as a strategic bridge between the big global players and the developing countries : it serves all countries of the globe ! G-Global is also a tactical tool to promote the Green Economy like via the EXPO 2017 in Astana with the focus to save energy.

G-Global and ERA are connected by three links : the President of the Eurasian Club of Scientists, Murat Ratovich, is Board member of ERA; Prof.B.Hallier is member of the G-Global Developing Community; the Global Green University (www.european-retail-academy.org/GGU) was started as an idea of the World Economic Youth Forum in Astana in 2013 under the joint leadership of Prof.Dr.M.Fedorov and Prof.Dr.B.Hallier.

20.03.2017 : Store-Checks

The exhibition EuroShop in Duesseldorf/Germany started in 1966 - today it is worldwide the number 1 show for store-fitting, POS-Marketing, electronics for retail, lights, refrigeration (LINK). It covers 120.000 squaremeters net all three years. Linked to the visit of the exhibition are guided store-checks by Prof.Dr.B.Hallier especially for groups from Central- and Eastern Europe as well as from Asia to understand the distribution system in Germany.

Thanks for the cooperation in the Cologne/Duesseldorf area go in the food-sector to ALDI, BioSupermarkt, EDEKA, HIT, Kaufland, Lidl, Netto, Reformhaus and REWE , in textiles to C&A, kik, P&C , the department stores Karstadt and Kaufhof and the out-door specialist Globetrotter.

15.03.2017 : Macro Economic Impacts

Asia and Africa will determine the future shape of the world tremendiously Prof.Dr.B.Hallier stated in a Retail Conference in Mumbai/India. Due to the different growth of population and the gap of exchange rates between the continents of Asia/Africa versus Europe/Northern America there will be major uncontrolled migrations of capital, jobs and physical human resources ( very often based on speculation ) - as well as impacts onto the envirionments globally. Unfortunately Governments are not yet prepared to understand the impact of the present changes from national economies to global economies (more : Link Mumbai).

Preparing a Nairobi/Kenya Conference about Postharvest Optimization (Link) in the end of March 2017 Hallier is asking for engagement for a Global House of Harmony within the trio Economics, Ecology and Ethics ( see also www.european-retail-academy.org/ERM). Goals of the 70ies of the last century to support the development in Africa have to be revived and to be fulfilled he demands.

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