We cordially invite you to a joint discussion event in cooperation with the Deutsche Afrika Stiftung (DAS), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and the Rethinking Afrika Foundation (RTA). The event will be held under the patronage of Member of Parliament Dr Karamba Diaby on November 9, 2023, on November 9, 2023, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
On November 20th of this year, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz is hosting the first Compact with Africa summit under his leadership. The initiative, launched by Germany in 2017 through the G20 Finance Track, aims to improve the investment conditions in participating African countries and, ultimately, promote European investments in Africa. The track record is mixed. We will discuss the reasons for this, the status of the initiative, and how it can be designed to be more successful for all parties and geared towards sustainable economic growth with representatives from academia, business, and politics.
The program is structured as follows:
- Welcome by Member of Parliament Dr Karamba Diaby
- Keynote speech by Prof. Stefan Liebing: “Between Wishful Thinking and Reality: A New Perspective on Investment Opportunities for German Companies in Africa”
- Presentation on Rwanda (Students from Hochschule Flensburg – Flensburg University of Applied Sciences): “Realistic Opportunities for Economic Cooperation, Using Rwanda as an Example”
- Q&A Session
- Closing remark
The panel discussion is moderated by Sabine Odhiambo (Secretary General of the Deutsche Afrika Stiftung – German Africa Foundation
The number of participants is limited to 40 people. Please confirm your participation no later than November 6th via email to . Late registrations cannot be considered. When registering, please provide your name and date of birth.
We look forward to your participation in this exciting event, which will be conducted in German with English translation.