Global Perspectives | Conference | 4. November 2019

Jobs or Migration?

An African Perspective

In a historical context, migration is the norm of our history that cannot be prevented, but must be shaped proactively. This process needs to be evolved in cooperation between Africa and Europe. Germany is a key actor in this context. We will talk facts on migration and discuss the discrepancy between them and public misperceptions in Europe. Furthermore, we will shed light on the driving factors of African migration, debate how to generate a robust employment market trend and how to manage the population growth. Through this intercontinental discourse between African and European experts, we will consider how to shape migration in an intelligent and human way.


  • Maureen Achieng, Chief of Mission International Organisation for Migration Ethiopia
  • Dr. Philipp Ackermann, Director-General for Africa, Latin America, Near and Middle East, German Federal Foreign Office
  • Renate Bähr, Chief Executive Director, Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung
  • Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Dr Tom Catena, Managing Director Aurora Humanitarian Initiative
  • Nathalie Delapalme, CEO Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow Robert Bosch Academy
  • Dr Ingrid Hamm, Co-Founder and CEO Global Perspectives Initiative
  • Catherina Hinz, Director Berlin Institute for Population and Development
  • Dr Mo Ibrahim, Entrepreneur, Founder and President of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Prof. Dirk Jacobs, Professor of Sociology, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Rosebell Kagumire, Editor AfricanFeminism and Activist from Uganda
  • Gerald Knaus, Founding Chairman, European Stability Initiative
  • Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Dr Carlos Lopes, High Representative for Partnerships with the EU African Union
  • Emery Rubagenga, Chief Executive Officer, ROKA Global Resources
  • Prof. Daniel Thym, Jean-Monnet-Chair of European, International and Public Law, University of Konstanz
  • Dr Eliya Zulu, Founder and Executive Director African Institute for Development Policy


  • Christine Mhundwa, Journalist Deutsche Welle

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Allianz Forum
Allianz Forum
Pariser Platz 6
10117 Berlin




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