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Frederik Schäfer

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Frederik Schäfer has been writing 2018 for corporAID magazine since March. Previously, he worked as a freelance journalist for various daily newspapers in Germany. He studied peace and conflict research in Marburg and Ankara as well as history in Hamburg.

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Issue 92 - Fall 2021
In the United States, the country's security interests are the overriding goal in most policy areas, defined by the White House and the Pentagon. Also implemented ...

Woom: Unrestrained demand

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The Klosterneuburg children's bicycle manufacturer Woom is growing at all levels. In addition to the pandemic-induced bicycle boom, the company is benefiting from the fact that the start-up spirit that resulted from the founding of the garage is still not completely gone.

60 years of USAID: A question of size

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The US state development agency USAID is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. With its enormous budget, it was able to achieve great effects in the past decades, especially in the health sector. For the new boss, the increased involvement of local partners is a major challenge.

Increased presence

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
For Michele Sumilas, head of the USAID planning office, the involvement of the private sector is of paramount importance.

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Out of Africa

Issue 91 - summer 2021
Fortunately, today you no longer have to put Meryl Streep and Robert Redford under the Kenyan umbrella acacia or the Colombian Shakira Cameroonian verses ("Waka Waka") ...

The cake is big

Issue 91 - summer 2021
Martin Nielsen, founder and CEO of the Kenyan streaming service provider Mdundo, only fears one competitor.

Covax: Left in the lurch?

Issue 91 - summer 2021
Vaccinating the entire world population against Covid-19 is a mammoth task. In most developing countries there is still a lack of available vaccines, financial resources and, in some cases, factual information - but the fight for global vaccination coverage is ongoing on many levels.

Assembly plan for vaccination Ikeas

Issue 91 - summer 2021
While there is currently a debate about a lack of vaccine supplies, Covax coordinator Benjamin Schreiber is already one step further in his thoughts.

Africa's music and film industry: Streaming Africa

Issue 91 - summer 2021
The African music and film industry is on the rise. Afrobeats stars create hits that the world will dance to, and Netflix is ​​knocking on film studios in Lagos and Cape Town. The increasing presence of international and African streaming service providers is opening up unprecedented revenue opportunities for the African art scene.

Closer look

Issue 91 - summer 2021
The economic delegate Clemens Machal recommends Austrian companies separate strategies for the Central Asian states - and does not consider the Chinese competition to be overwhelming.