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Dr Fenghua Present a Paper at the TUM Emerging Scholars’ Workshop


UIBE Law School’s Fenghua Li presented a paper at the Emerging Scholars’s Workshop organised by the School of Governance, Technische Universität München (TUM) on 28-29 November, 2019. The theme of the Workshop was ‘Power Sharing or Power Shifts? Examining the role of public-private interactions in global governance’. Twelve young scholars from universities such as Cambridge, Cornell, Leiden and Jerusalem presented their paper or research report at the Workshop.


Dr Fenghua Li presented his research report on the Panel 4 ‘Unearthing Patterns of Hybrid Interactions’ chaired by Luca Messerschmidt (TUM School of Governance) and commented by Professor Miranda Schreurs (Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy, TUM School of Governance). The presenters on this Panel included Dr Fenghua Li, Max Nagel (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence), and Oliver Westerwinter (University of St. Gallen).


Dr Fenghua Li’s presentation was based on a research report conducted at the German Development Institute (DIE). The report focused on the implementation of the Kampala Principles on Effective Private Sector Engagement in Development Co-operation issued by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) in March 2019. The report was jointly completed by Fenghua Li, Paula Buzolin (Central Bank of Brazil), Yan Shi (China Institute of International Studies), and Simphiwe Kulu (BioTherm Energy, South Africa). Through interviews with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and private companies in the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa and Germany, the team finalised a research report that only elaborated the history of the Kampala Principles, but also examined the uniqueness of the Kampala Principles. The report identified four primary challenges of the implementation of the Kampala Principles, namely awareness, benefit, trust, and applicability, and further proposed a number of policy recommendations responding to the four challenges.