Global Perspectives Initiative

Our Mission

GPI is a platform that calls for more German responsibility.
By promoting multilateral cooperation between German decision-makers and leaders from Africa, we strive for sustainable global development across all sectors.

You can find out more about our initiative following this link.


The Africa Roundtable on 9 June 2021, took place with a focus on “Covid-19 Recovery” and “Green Transition.” Covid-19 hit Africa and Europe hard on many levels. Rebuilding a more resilient economy is paramount after the Covid-19 pandemic ends. At the same time, the crisis offers an opportunity for a green transition for both continents. This major challenge can best be met by the two continents working together. How reconstruction can be shaped was discussed at The Africa Roundtable.

Click here to watch the recording of the whole event.

Find more information here.


Our next events

GP Salon “Investing in Women’s Health – the Key to Africa’s Recovery”

With the H.E. Prof. Awa Marie Coll Seck, Minister of State to the President of the Republic of Senegal, physician and science journalist Eckart von Hirschhausen and journalist and news-anchor Christine Mhundwa.

GP Highlight “Strong Women – Strong Economies Promoting Economic Equality post-COVID-19”

With First Lady of the Federal Republic of Germany and Judge, Elke Büdenbender, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor (tbc), Executive Secretary UN Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe (tbc), CEO of Daystar Power, Olaedo Osoka, FDP-Federal Board Member and Member of the Parliament, Dr Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann and the Director of the European Office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr Anja Langenbucher.

 


Our last interviews

GP Interview with Dr Christine Hackenesch & Dr Niels Keijzer on the engagement of the European Union and the next AU-EU summit

“The AU-EU cooperation will need to move beyond the idea of Africa and Europe dealing with ‘development’ in Africa.“

Dr Christine Hackenesch & Dr Niels Keijzer, Senior Researchers at the German Development Institute (GDI)

 

GP Interview with Frans Timmermans on the African-European partnership regarding a green transition

“The success of the European Green Deal depends on the success of Africa’s energy transition.”

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission

 

GP Interview with Sahil Tesfu on strenghtening the African economy through trade and local production

“Digitization provides a significant opportunity for the African continent.”

Sahil Tesfu, Partner with McKinsey & Company

 

 


Our Partners

We could not stand up to our challenge without the active support of our many partners. We benefit greatly from their professional expertise and experience and they have a substantial share in the success of our mission.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to:

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Our next events

GP Salon “Investing in Women’s Health – the Key to Africa’s Recovery”

With the H.E. Prof. Awa Marie Coll Seck, Minister of State to the President of the Republic of Senegal, physician and science journalist Eckart von Hirschhausen and journalist and news-anchor Christine Mhundwa.

GP Highlight “Strong Women – Strong Economies Promoting Economic Equality post-COVID-19”

With First Lady of the Federal Republic of Germany and Judge, Elke Büdenbender, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor (tbc), Executive Secretary UN Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe (tbc), CEO of Daystar Power, Olaedo Osoka, FDP-Federal Board Member and Member of the Parliament, Dr Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann and the Director of the European Office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr Anja Langenbucher.

 


Our last interviews

GP Interview with Dr Christine Hackenesch & Dr Niels Keijzer on the engagement of the European Union and the next AU-EU summit

“The AU-EU cooperation will need to move beyond the idea of Africa and Europe dealing with ‘development’ in Africa.“

Dr Christine Hackenesch & Dr Niels Keijzer, Senior Researchers at the German Development Institute (GDI)

 

GP Interview with Frans Timmermans on the African-European partnership regarding a green transition

“The success of the European Green Deal depends on the success of Africa’s energy transition.”

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission

 

GP Interview with Sahil Tesfu on strenghtening the African economy through trade and local production

“Digitization provides a significant opportunity for the African continent.”

Sahil Tesfu, Partner with McKinsey & Company

 

 


Our Partners

We could not stand up to our challenge without the active support of our many partners. We benefit greatly from their professional expertise and experience and they have a substantial share in the success of our mission.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to:

The United Nations have defined 17 goals for a sustainable development: to end hunger, to guarantee education and to promote economic growth, jobs, climate change, and justice – worldwide. It is about shared responsibility and opportunities: Economic growth requires education. Increased social equality can lead to reduced levels of poverty by enabling economic growth. And when poverty ends, markets are created. When we learn to understand and consider the connections and correlations, we can secure the future of the world and profit in a sustainable way.