Panel discussion – Africa as a continent of opportunity in the context of global crises

Flensburg, 10/06/2022: The long awaited panel discussion on Africas situation in the contact of global crises was moderated by Prof. Dr. Kay Pfaffenberger, Managing Director of the Centre for Business and Technology in Africa (CBTA). The audience was welcomed by the President of Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Dr. Christoph Jansen, and Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt.

Prof. h.c. Dr. Stefan Liebing, Chairman of the German-African Business Association, gave a 20-minute short introduction to the current situation in Africa as a starting point of the discussion.

Of course, the audience was particularly interested in what H.E. Stone Sizani, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa, had to say on the podium. After a last-minute change, he stood in for the originally planned Ambassador H. E. Thomas B. Amolo from Kenya. H.E. Stone Sizani did an excellent job of presenting the African perspective and gave interesting insights.

Volkmar Klein, member of the German Bundestag and spokesman for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group for economic cooperation and development, was able to present the political perspective of German-African cooperation.

In the immediately following open discussion, the guests had their say and a lively exchange took place. With the end of the event at 3 p.m., the live broadcast of the panel discussion ended, too. Through Webex, the audience was able to connect via the internet and participate online as well.