Discussion Groups and Workshops

Together with its partners from politics and business, the GIGA regularly organises discussion groups in Berlin on political and economic issues with an international dimension.

  • The GIGA Berlin Office hosts GIGA Talks, which sees GIGA scholars discuss current topics with representatives from politics, business, and the academic world. Contact: Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann
  • The Berlin Africa Forum is a joint discussion series conducted by the German-African Business Association, the GIGA, and the KfW Development Bank. Current matters of economic policy and business development in Africa are discussed biannually by a select group of Africa experts from politics, business, academia, and civil society. Contact: Dr Christian von Soest.

The Federal Foreign Office and the GIGA

The GIGA maintains a close consultancy relationship with the Federal Foreign Office (FFO). In thematic workshops, the GIGA advises the FFO’s policy-planning staff and leads background discussions with the regional departments. It encourages its scholars to undertake research stays at the FFO and participates in ambassadors’ conferences and diplomatic training.