With Chancellor Olaf Scholz due to host the first Compact with Africa summit under his mandate on 20 November, Dr Karamba Diaby Mdb, in cooperation with the German Foundation for Africa, the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, United Europe e.V. and the Rethinking Africa Foundation, organised a discussion on this initiative.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Africa policy was supposed to become more social, more environmentally friendly and more feminist. Therefore, in January of this year, Federal Minister Svenja Schulze presented her ministry’s new Africa strategy.
In this context, the German Africa Foundation invited Dr. Bärbel Kofler MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, for a discussion.
On 18 and 19 September 2023, the German Africa Foundation organised the 3rd Ansprenger Symposium. Click to see this year’s programme.
The 15th BRICS Summit was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 22 to 24 August.
On 29 May, Nigeria’s new President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn in.
Alex Moussa Sawadogo receives the Honorary Award of the German Africa Foundation 2023. The award is intended to honour his outstanding commitment to the film and cultural scene from Africa and his great dedication to changing the image of Africa in Germany through the medium of film.
Presentation of the German Africa Award 2022 by Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Prof Tulio de Oliveira and Dr Sikhulile Moyo
German Africa Award
Since 1993, the German Africa Foundation (DAS) has been honouring outstanding personalities of the African continent who have made a special contribution to democracy, peace, human rights, sustainable development, environment, scientific research, art and culture or the social concerns in Africa with the German Africa Award. With this award, we aim to raise public awareness and interest in new developments in Africa and to contribute to a differentiated image of Africa. At the same time, by awarding the German Africa Award, the DAS also promotes a nuanced perception of the neighbouring continent.
The award winners are selected by an independent jury, which consists of around 20 representatives of the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the heads of the Africa departments of the political foundations as well as other personalities who are particularly committed to German-African relations. The jury selects from a number of proposals submitted by German embassies, the foreign offices of the political foundations as well as business associations and chambers of foreign trade on the African continent. The German Africa Award is usually presented at a festive ceremony with around 300 guests from politics, business and society in Berlin. The award is presented by high-ranking German politicians, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (2022), Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (2020), German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel (2019) and President of the German Bundestag Dr Wolfgang Schäuble (2018). The award ceremony is accompanied by our media partner Deutsche Welle and also receives strong media attention on the African continent.