Global Perspectives | Side Event | 17. February 2017

Shaping Global Development

Strengthening Africa's Innovative Capacity

Accompanying the Munich Security Conference 2017

The population of Africa’s continent will double until no later than 2050. There lies great potential in a growing, eager, creative youth. Chances are good, for Africa to become a continent characterized by sustainable development and stability. Yet, strong growth of populations does not leave fundamental questions concerning its future untouched – including diet, health, energy, education and employment, and the provision of basic needs. Our future as a global community will be decided upon by the development of the African continent. How will these challenges be managed in joined efforts? How can globalization be shaped in order to provide for a fair, sustainable, and confident future with Africa?


  • Bill Gates, Co-Chairman Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, President Technical University of Munich
  • Dr Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development


  • Dr Melinda Crane, Chief Political Correspondent Deutsche Welle
  • Nicki Weber, Student Technical University of Munich

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Technical University of Munich
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich


BMZ Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development 

MSC Munich Security Conference 

TUM Speakers Series 

TUM Technical University of Munich 

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TUM Speakers Series

Contact Person:
Rhoda Berger, Project Management

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