Global Perspectives | Circle | 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 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, Chairman Aurora Humanitarian Initiative
  • Nathalie Delapalme, CEO Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor AEDPI, Co-Founder of Transparency International
  • Dr Ingrid Hamm, Co-Founder and CEO Global Perspectives Initiative
  • Catherina Hinz, CEO 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, Founder and CEO European Stability Initiative
  • Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Dr Carlos Lopes, High Representative at the African Union for Partnerships with the EU
  • Emery Rubagenga, CEO ROKA Global Resources
  • Prof. Daniel Thym, Jean-Monnet-Chair of European, International and Public Law, University of Konstanz
  • , Founder and CEO African Institute for Development Policy


  • Christine Mhundwa, Anchor & Correspondent, Deutsche Welle (DW)

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Event Location:
Allianz Forum
Allianz Forum
Pariser Platz 6
10117 Berlin




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