The German G20 presidency took up the torch of reinvigorating economic cooperation with Africa. The Compact with Africa is intended to spur more private investment and infrastructure projects on the continent. Now a good year on from the G20 Summit in Hamburg, the time has come to shine an analytical light on the outcomes of the German initiative on Africa.
Dr. Charlotte Heyl, Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for African Affairs, Christoph Kannengießer, CEO of the German–African Business Association, and Prof. Dr. Rainer Tetzlaff, Chair of the Afrika-Kollegium Hamburg, take stock of the situation a year after the G20 Summit held under German presidency: How has the Compact with Africa affected cooperation between businesses? What framework conditions in terms of domestic politics is the Compact with Africa facing locally? How democratically are African countries being governed today? How much success can be expected from the policy of fighting the root causes of population flight? Where will Africa be economically and politically in 2050?
We warmly invite you to engage in this discussion with us. Following the event, there will be an opportunity for further exchange (with the panellists) over a glass of water or wine.