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Shaping a Common Future

Perspectives on the German Africa Policy

Shaping a Common Future

March 10, 2022

On-site event - streamed live online

The African and European continents are linked by a close relationship. Knowing and understanding each other’s perspectives is crucial to the success of this partnership.

Together with the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach, Global Perspectives Initiative interviewed 16 experts from the African continent for the qualitative study “Shaping a Common Future: Perspectives on the German Africa Policy”. Decision-makers from business, academia, public health and civil society from several African countries shared their perspectives on the continent’s challenges and their expectations for future African-European cooperation.

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The Global Perspectives Initiative (GPI) is a non-profit and independent platform based in Berlin, Germany. GPI works towards enhanced engagement and responsibility for sustainable development by German and European decision-makers and aims to strengthen African perspectives in policymaking.

To this end, GPI regularly brings together decision- makers from politics, business, civil society, academia and media to discuss new approaches, provide new impulses and raise awareness on the common opportunities and challenges the two neighboring continents are facing.

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