The IHK Ostbrandenburg together with Afrikaverein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. organised a conference at the Strausberger Technology and Innovation Center (STIC) in October 2013 that was entitled “Business Opportunities in Africa within the framework of German development cooperation”.
During this conference, businessmen from East Brandenburg and a Kenyan delegation from Vihiga county had a chance to interact and exchange ideas about possible collaborations and projects that they can do together. The Kenyan delegates were very interested in the solutions to water management problems.
There was also Brandenburg company that was interested in send printing press to Kenya and for this reason they exchanged business cards with the Kenyan delegation.
During the questions and answer session Ms. Judith Helfmann-Hundack of the Afrikaverein gave response to queries that arose regarding the possibilities of partnering together for development work. An example of such partnerships was the project done by the Engineer Prof. Dr.Friedhelm Sieker who is a water management expert from Hoppergarten. In his reports Prof. Dr. Sieker describes his experiences of working on “develoPPP projects” in Morocco.
At the end of the conference the Kenyan delegation extended an invitation to visit Kenya.