HAW Africa initiative in the German Bundestag

Berlin, 30/01/2023: On 26 January 2023, the HAW Africa initiative organised an information event in the German Bundestag with the help of the German-African Business Association under the patronage of Dr. Karamba Diaby, Member of the German Bundestag and Chairman of the Africa Discussion Group of the SPD.

The event was entitled: “Applied sciences as a driver for innovation in Africa – How can the contribution to development policy be supported?” and was attended by scientists and entrepreneurs from Africa and Germany.

In front of a packed room, more than 80 representatives from politics, ministries, foundations and interested parties discussed with the participants:

  • Prof. Dr. Rosemond Boohene, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Dr. Leticia Osafo-Addo, Managing Director, Samba Foods, Ghana
  • Prof. Dr. Kay Pfaffenberger, Head of Centre for Business and Technology in Africa, University of Applied Sciences Flensburg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Lorz, Vice-President International Affairs and Diversity, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ndèye Coumba Toure Kane, Director, Université du Sine Saloum El-Hádj Ibrahima NIASS, Senegal

The panel, which was opened with a keynote address by Prof. Thomas Bayer and a representative of the BMZ, was moderated by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode, Vice-President International Affairs and Diversity, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

On this occasion, Prof. Dr. Kay Pfaffenberger handed over one of the first copies of the second edition of the book “Praxishandbuch Wirtschaft in Afrika” to Dr. Karamba Diaby. The new edition has already been presented in this blog post. In the 2nd edition, new developments on the African continent are taken up and up-to-date answers are given to the classic questions that must be answered by every player who wants to be economically successful in Africa: WHY Africa is interesting for business, WHERE the greatest prospects for success exist, HOW to proceed and WHICH approaches to shaping future economic relations between Germany and Africa are promising. The book describes how to invest in Africa and pools the current experiences of managers of large corporations and family businesses with a long history on the continent.