18 - 19 September 2023, Berlin
Ansprenger Symposium 2023: African Studies Meets Practice
under the patronage of former President of the Federal Republic of Germany Horst Köhler

First held in September 2021 as a symposium in memory of Franz Ansprenger to honour Prof Ansprenger’s contributions to German African research and to address the current state of scientific engagement with Africa and to network currently active African researchers with representatives from politics and business, the German Africa Foundation has followed the wish to perpetuate and expand this event format in order to contribute to the shaping of German Africa policy by bringing together expertise from academia and practice.


Programme Overview:


Day 1: Monday, 18 September 2023, 18:00 – 19:45hrs

18:00 – 18:15hrs:

Welcome Remarks


18:45 – 19:45hrs:

Discussion „The Further Development of the Federal Government’s Africa Policy Guidelines – Redefining Priorities and Interests“


Followed by:



Day 2: Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 10:30 – 17:00hrs

10:30 – 12:00hrs:

Discussion „The Conflict Potential of Lack of Opportunities – On the Nexus of Youth, Employment and Security in West Africa“


12:00 – 13:15hrs:

Lunch break


13:15 – 14:45hrs:

Discussion „Reforming the International Financial Architecture, Making Development Finance Sustainable – A German-African Perspective“


14:45 – 15:15hrs:

Coffee break


15:15 – 16:45hrs:

Discussion „Partnership in Progress – Turkey-Africa Relations“


16:45 – 17:00hrs:

Closing Remarks


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