Conference on partnership of German and African States

Partnership with Africa Foundation e.V.

The Conference “Status Quo and Future Perspectives: German and African States in partnership for civic commitment” of the Partnership with Africa Foundation e.V. will take place in Berlin from 20th to 21st of June 2013. The conference is part of the “Africa Initiative” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.The organizers’ goal is to expand and renew German/African twinning structures at the federal level by the end of 2015. This activity aims at measurably increasing common and reciprocal commitment in civil society. Another aim is to help develop and spread contemporary and diverse images of respective living situations and realities. This will create a basis for partnering relationships between stakeholders in African countries and Germany.

The bedrock of the COMMIT programme is the involvement of a diverse set of civil society organizations in both Germany and in African countries. At the symposia held in Hamburg, Cologne and Leipzig in 2012 and a conference in Berlin in February 2013, German and African participants identified partnerships at the federal level as one area where action would be crucial.

Official opening “German and African States in Partnership for Civic Commitment”, 20 June 2013, 5 pm, Kalkscheune Berlin, Johannisstr. 2, 10117 Berlin

We would like to cordially invite you to the Opening Event of our conference “Status Quo and Future Perspectives: German and African States in partnership for civic commitment” of the Partnership with Africa Foundation e.V. and are are looking forward to experiencing with you a mixture of inspiring keynote speeches and exciting interviews and debates. During the dynamic Town Hall Meeting the moderators and discussants will involve the audience in an exchange of views and experiences.

The goal of the Opening Event is to share perspectives and experiences and to respond to the following core issues:

1. What characterizes successful twinning structures between German Federal States and African States?
2. How can stakeholders with a political, economic, cultural and civil society background contribute to new twinning structures on state level?

Conference “Status Quo and Future Perspectives: German and African States in Partnership for Civic Commitment”

During the conference we would like to analyse and discuss with you existing partnerships between German federal states and African countries as well as further develop the approaches in working groups.

Parallel workshops on shaping state partnerships together will deal with the following issues:

1. Political parameters and financing of successful partnerships

2. Civil society action alliances

3. Planning and implementing projects

4. Cooperation between the Federal Government, states, local authorities and civil society

We hope that you will be interested in getting involved in this programme by taking part in the upcoming conference!

Please find the preliminary programme of the conference here.

Please register bindingly until 14 June 2013 using the following link.

For organizational inquiries please contact our event management agency: lab concepts GmbH (Phone: +49 (0) 30 259 227 58afrika-engagement@lab-concepts.de)

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