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Encounter, Knowledge, Communication

We promote global responsibility and multilateral cooperation by networking key actors and leaders from Africa and Europe at our high-level events. Results and policy recommendations are prepared through studies and strategy papers while we are in continuous exchange with our network. Thus, we ensure that the dialogue has a lasting impact on political discourse. Our focus areas are business and global health as well as pressing political topics. In doing so, we also include the intersecting topics climate, advancement of women and digital matters in our program.

 

  • Encounter

    The personal exchange always comes first: It paves the way for a trusting conversation, a result-oriented dialogue, and sustainable relationships. Our curated gatherings aim to build strong networks to jointly address the global challenges of our time. This is how we shape the African-European cooperation of the future.

  • Knowledge

    The exchange of knowledge and the publication of policy papers and studies are crucial for the development cooperation of the future. They provide a solid basis of information, promote the exchange of experience and facilitate evidence-based decisions. Only in this way can we develop effective strategies for future cooperation between Europe and Africa and consciously act as a competent partner.

  • Communication

    In an ongoing dialogue, we allow the stakeholders of African-European cooperation to speak publicly and invite them to share their perspectives. In this way, we create awareness for the pressing issues of our time and enable broader participation and transparency for the development cooperation of the future. 

Program

Circle
Skills and Mobility
Why Africa’s Youth Is Key in Creating a Win-Win Situation for Europe and the African Continent

Fostering mobility is considered one of the most important solutions to the skills gap on the African continent. We discuss this at the follow-up to the fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable.

Publications
The Africa Roundtable N°5
Action Recommendations

Strategies for education, skill building and the labor market of tomorrow. The action recommendations of the fifth conference.

Podcast
Unlocking Opportunities Through Education
Episode 11

In this episode we are joined by Taha Bawa, Co-founder and CEO of Goodwall, a social enterprise which connects youth to opportunities for skilling, working and social impact.

Publications
How Technical and Vocational Education Can Help Close Skills Gaps in Africa
Research Paper

The research paper on education and training in Africa was issued on the occasion of The Africa Roundtable “The Path to Success: Education, Skills, and Leadership” 2023 in Berlin.

Salon
Restart of Business with Africa
Next Generation in Economic Relations

What will sustainable economic cooperation between Europe and Africa look like in the future? We discussed this with stakeholders from the private sector and tomorrow's leaders.

Conference
The Africa Roundtable N°5
The Path to Success: Education, Skills and Leadership

The fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable focussed on employability, skills and training and examine the possibilities of equal education and training for Africa's youth.

Salon
NewSpace in Africa
Take-Off Flight to Innovation, Exploration, Transformation

With a new space agency and an upcoming space port on the continent, the African space industry is capturing global attention. What does this mean for European-African cooperation?

Salon
If Women Ruled the Health World
Female Leaders for the Development of Sustainable, Resilient Health Systems

Together with partner The ONE Campaign, we will discuss factors that prevent women from taking leadership positions in the health sector at the World Health Summit 2023.

Salon
Leveraging the Economic Potential of the African Continent
Berlin Global Dialogue

Our roundtable during Berlin Global Dialogue discusses opportunities and drivers of economic growth on the African continent, while adressing the main roadblocks.

Curated Gatherings

  • Conference

    The high-level format provides a stage for experiences and expertise, whose international appeal has a significant impact on the political dialogue. In close cooperation with our partner organizations, we gather different spheres around one shared topic.

  • Salon

    Continuous dialogue creates awareness for the urgent questions of our time. In salons, renowned experts open the discussion with our curated guests from business, politics and society.

  • Circle

    We believe in proximity building trust. Our most personal format therefore offers the opportunity to deepen the knowledge of our high-ranking guests in a small circle, together with an exchange of experiences, in dialogue.

  • Politics Briefing

    Politics Briefing foster professional dialogue with policymakers. This format is aimed particularly at members of the Bundestag, but also at political actors in government, ministries or political foundations.

  • Bilateral Meeting

    With strong networks, the global challenges of the European and African continents can be tackled together. That is why we network opinion leaders from both continents, bringing together those who belong together.

Program

Business for Future

Salon
Restart of Business with Africa
Next Generation in Economic Relations

What will sustainable economic cooperation between Europe and Africa look like in the future? We discussed this with stakeholders from the private sector and tomorrow's leaders.

Salon
NewSpace in Africa
Take-Off Flight to Innovation, Exploration, Transformation

With a new space agency and an upcoming space port on the continent, the African space industry is capturing global attention. What does this mean for European-African cooperation?

Salon
Leveraging the Economic Potential of the African Continent
Berlin Global Dialogue

Our roundtable during Berlin Global Dialogue discusses opportunities and drivers of economic growth on the African continent, while adressing the main roadblocks.

Circle
How to Untap the African Venture Market
Experience Exchange & Best Practices for (Co-)Investments

We talk about the African investment and start-up sector, with contributions from Erick Yong Mariatheresa Samson Kadushi and Mouhamed Ndoye.

Salon
No Women — No Future
Access to Finance for a Just Development

Together with the Agency for Business and Development, we shed light on what obstacles women face when starting their own business.

Politics Briefing
Green Growth Needs Liquidity
Closing Africa's Climate Finance Gap

Africa is increasingly recognized as a source and role model of green energy generation. Sustainable and effective climate finance is therefore at the core of our discussion with Dr. Vera Songwe.

Salon
Investing in Africa: A Call for Action
Sustainable Growth in Africa

We discussed economic growth in Africa with high-level representatives from the public and private sectors and came up with three key ingredients needed for a sustainable upswing.

Salon
Africa, a Business Case
Opportunities for Start-ups and International Investors

The start-up sector in Europe and Africa is booming and the chances and needs for further investments are enormous. However, many German investors still show reluctance.

Salon
Shaping a Common Future
Perspectives on the German Africa Policy

Together with the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach, we interviewed experts from the African continent on their perspectives on the German Africa Policy.

Salon
Strong Women - Strong Economies
Increasing Women’s Financial Inclusion in Africa

More than 1.3 billion women around the world lack access to financial products and services. In our online salon, we discussed financial inclusion.

Program

The Africa Roundtable

Circle
Skills and Mobility
Why Africa’s Youth Is Key in Creating a Win-Win Situation for Europe and the African Continent

Fostering mobility is considered one of the most important solutions to the skills gap on the African continent. We discuss this at the follow-up to the fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable.

Publications
The Africa Roundtable N°5
Action Recommendations

Strategies for education, skill building and the labor market of tomorrow. The action recommendations of the fifth conference.

Publications
How Technical and Vocational Education Can Help Close Skills Gaps in Africa
Research Paper

The research paper on education and training in Africa was issued on the occasion of The Africa Roundtable “The Path to Success: Education, Skills, and Leadership” 2023 in Berlin.

Conference
The Africa Roundtable N°5
The Path to Success: Education, Skills and Leadership

The fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable focussed on employability, skills and training and examine the possibilities of equal education and training for Africa's youth.

Publications
The Africa Roundtable N°4
Action Recommendations

We are at a turning point in European-African economic relations. The action recommendations of the fourth conference.

Conference
The Africa Roundtable N°4
Roadmap to Africa: A Turning Point in Economic Relations

As the side event to the annual Ibrahim Governance Weekend, we aim to identify the opportunities to deepen trade and investment relations as well as leveraging private and institutional funding.

Publications
The Africa Roundtable N°3

Following COP27, decision-makers from both continents discussed collaborative action plans for a just green transition, energy and agriculture.

Conference
The Africa Roundtable N°3
Europe and Africa: Together for a Just Green Transition

Following the World Climate Conference COP27, we discussed partnership-based solutions for future cooperation between Europe and Africa at the third edition of The Africa Roundtable.

Conference
The Africa Roundtable N°2
Recovery, Preparedness, and Resilience in Times of Crises

The second edition of The Africa Roundtable focussed on recovery, preparedness, and resilience in times of crises. It examined new possibilities for sustainable European-African cooperation.

Conference
The Africa Roundtable N°1
African-European Cooperation on Green Transition & Covid-19 Recovery

At the first edition of The Africa Roundtable, we discussed how the recovery of the post-Covid economy can succeed and why this requires climate protection and cooperation.

Program

Resilient Health Systems

Salon
If Women Ruled the Health World
Female Leaders for the Development of Sustainable, Resilient Health Systems

Together with partner The ONE Campaign, we will discuss factors that prevent women from taking leadership positions in the health sector at the World Health Summit 2023.

Circle
Women in a Global Context
Advancing Equity and Health

With Mamta Murthi and Dr. Eliya Zulu (AFIDEP), we highlight challenges that exist for health, social and economic equality.

Politics Briefing
Body Politics
How to Ensure Self-Determination in Sexual and Reproductive Health

We discuss family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) with Ulle Schauws and Dr. Eliya Zulu. SRH is the focus of feminist foreign policy.

Circle
The Epicenter of Digital Health Innovation: Sub-Saharan Africa
Can young African entrepreneurs substitute public health institutions on the African continent?

The combination of technology and health is developing rapidly on the African continent and exceeds global standards.

Circle
The Silent Health Emergency
Sexual and Reproductive Health, Family Planning, and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

In times of crisis, women and girls are particularly affected, and access to safe and affordable sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is crucial.

Salon
Investing in Women’s Health
The Key to Africa’s Recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic has in many ways exacerbated pre-existing inequalities. At the World Health Summit, we discussed this with H.E. Prof Awa Marie Coll Seck and Dr Eckhart von Hirschhausen.

Podcast

The Africa Roundtable

Podcast
Unlocking Opportunities Through Education
Episode 11

In this episode we are joined by Taha Bawa, Co-founder and CEO of Goodwall, a social enterprise which connects youth to opportunities for skilling, working and social impact.

Podcast
He Alerted the World on Monkeypox - And Was Ignored
Episode 10

We speak with Professor and Consultant Physician Dimie Ogoina and discuss what lessons he draws from the monkeypox outbreak for improved pandemic preparedness worldwide.

Podcast
Neglected Tropical Diseases - A Potential Roadmap Forward
Episode 9

What are the main challenges in researching affordable remedies? We speak with Dr. Borna Nyaoke Anoke, physician and senior project manager for clinical trials related to Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Podcast
G7 needs a new geopolitical partner
Episode 8

Action Recommendations: Christine Mhundwa and Dr. Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili, talk about enabling African representation while protecting the environment and ensuring health and preparedness.

Podcast
Famine Threats - Africa in the Ukraine conflict
Episode 7

Dr. Stefan Mair and Dr. Carlos Lopes on the political, social and societal consequences of the Russian attack on Ukraine for the states of Africa.

Podcast
On Historic Responsibility and 'Post' in the Word Postcolonialism
Episode 6

We talk about colonial structures then and now with the African author Nanjala Nyabola and the director of the Goethe Institute Prof. Dr. Carola Lentz.

Podcast
On Identity, Flight and New Beginnings
Episode 5

In an interview with Christine Mhundwa, Abdulrazak Gurnah talks about identity, flight and new beginnings, reparations and painful differences in dealing with refugees from the Arab world.

Podcast
On Migration and Peace
Episode 4

Prime Minister of Senegal (ret.) Aminata Touré and Ottilia Maunganidze of the ISS Africa research institute in an interview on migration from Africa to Europe.

Podcast
Without Prevention No Health
Episode 3

In conversation with Dr. Noubar Afeyan, founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering (Moderna) and Elhadj As Sy, humanitarian aid expert and board member of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

Podcast
Global Warming and Future Forecast for German-African Relations
Episode 2

Sudanese entrepreneur and founder, Dr. Mo Ibrahim takes a look at the changing world from an African perspective, why Europe benefits from an African workforce.

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