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Particularly important to us is the dialogue between Europe and Africa, because a sustainable future cannot happen without the involvement of the African continent. The fact-based and continuous dialogue between the two continents addresses approaches for sustainable global development and drives future cooperation. Global Perspectives Initiative was founded in Berlin in 2016 by Dr. Ingrid Hamm and Stephan Balzer. Hamm had previously been head of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and Balzer was primarily responsible for bringing the TEDx conference format to Germany. In 2021, the management consultancy PHINEO AG, which specializes in non-profit organizations and the philanthropic sector, became the majority shareholder of  Global Perspectives Initiative.



Global Perspectives Initaitive

New Management

Rhoda Berger and Gregor Darmer will assume their roles in the management of Global Perspectives Initiative (GPI) on December 1. Dr. Ingrid Hamm, who co-founded GPI in 2016 with Stephan Balzer, will transition to the Supervisory Board and will support the management in an advisory role. Rhoda Berger has been leading the Business for Future at GPI since 2021. Gregor Darmer joins the Initiative after having led the Mercator Center Berlin of Stiftung Mercator since 2020.

Advisory Board


Skills and Mobility
Why Africa’s Youth Is Key in Creating a Win-Win Situation for Europe and the African Continent

Fostering mobility is considered one of the most important solutions to the skills gap on the African continent. We discuss this at the follow-up to the fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable.

The Africa Roundtable N°5
Action Recommendations

Strategies for education, skill building and the labor market of tomorrow. The action recommendations of the fifth conference.

Unlocking Opportunities Through Education
Episode 11

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.

How Technical and Vocational Education Can Help Close Skills Gaps in Africa
Research Paper

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.

Restart of Business with Africa
Next Generation in Economic Relations

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 Africa Roundtable N°5
The Path to Success: Education, Skills and Leadership

The fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable focussed on employability, skills and training and examine the possibilities of equal education and training for Africa's youth.

NewSpace in Africa
Take-Off Flight to Innovation, Exploration, Transformation

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?

If Women Ruled the Health World
Female Leaders for the Development of Sustainable, Resilient Health Systems

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.

Leveraging the Economic Potential of the African Continent
Berlin Global Dialogue

Our roundtable during Berlin Global Dialogue discusses opportunities and drivers of economic growth on the African continent, while adressing the main roadblocks.

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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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