Europe needs Africa.
We connect those who belong together.
In a globalized world, establishing and upholding mutual dialogue is key. Global Perspectives Initiative connects the key figures in business, politics, media and civil society to shape a sustainable common future.
The focus in this context is on the European-African dialogue. Europe needs Africa as a mutually trusted and respected partner — and vice versa. As an independent and politically neutral dialogue platform, we lead the European-African dialogue and strengthen the multilateral cooperation of the future.
Global Perspectives Initiative is a not-for-profit organization based in Berlin, Germany.
Jochen Flasbarth, Amadou Hott
Encounter during the second edition of The Africa Roundtable.
Featured Program Highlight
The Africa Roundtable
The Africa Roundtable is the forum for decision-makers from the political, business and civil society spheres in Europe-Africa cooperation. It deals with pressing issues and challenges of the neighboring continents and develops partnership-based solutions and models for future cooperation. Twice a year, the Africa Roundtable gathers its participants, alternating between the European and the African Continent. Prior publications ensure a fact-based discussion, which is concluded with action recommendations. The eponymous podcast and regular text contributions in pre- and post-processing, complete the program and ensure a continuous dialogue.
The Africa Roundtable
The Africa Roundtable is the forum for decision-makers from politics, business and civil society on European-African cooperation, which deals with current pressing issues and challenges of the neighbouring continents and develops partnership-based solutions and models for future cooperation.
Resilient Health Systems
Health is the fundamental requirement for individual, social, economic and political development and stability. Economic growth cannot be achieved without a healthy population. Building resilient health systems requires a global perspective and can only be ensured through coordinated international action. This can only be done by taking into account the views and needs of our neighboring continent.
Business for Future
Without economic growth, there can be no sustainable development. Through dialogue with business and industry leaders, we create understanding, highlight business opportunities and motivate greater engagement on the continent. In doing so, we focus particularly on topics such as entrepreneurship, technology and investment, financial infrastructures and women's economic empowerment in the European-African context.
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.
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.
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.
The fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable will focus on employability, skills and training and examine the possibilities of equal education and training for Africa's youth.
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?
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.
Our roundtable during Berlin Global Dialogue discusses opportunities and drivers of economic growth on the African continent, while adressing the main roadblocks.
With Mamta Murthi and Dr. Eliya Zulu (AFIDEP), we highlight challenges that exist for health, social and economic equality.
We discuss family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) with Ulle Schauws and Dr. Eliya Zulu. SRH is the focus of feminist foreign policy.
We are at a turning point in European-African economic relations. The action recommendations of the fourth conference.