Africa's Resilience & Relevance

May 23 - 25, 2020 | As from 11.00 Hrs
Afrika Haus Dortmund

Towards a better and sustainable future...

The African Union Day Event 2020

The African continent: 54 States, over 1.2 billion people and a diaspora of over 60 million. The aim of this conference is to build bridges among Africans, Diasporas, and Europeans bringing together officials, business leaders, academics, opinion shapers and civil society actors to promote peaceful societies and socio-economic wellbeing of both continents.

To this extent, AfricanTide provides a coherent overview of diaspora participation and perception on the African development.

The conference program encompasses several topics which includes education, entrepreneurship, youths, women, investments and more in their context, and welcomes case studies, applications, country scenarios, trend analyses, and barriers to be overcome by diaspora and government likewise.

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African Union Event 2020

You are hereby cordially invited to submit an abstract for the 2020 African Union Event in Afrika Haus in Dortmund via our submission platform or by email until 20th of April 2020 for oral and poster presentations.

This year’s topic is ‘Africa’s resilience and relevance’

We would be very pleased if you could be one of the speakers focusing on “…”

The duration of presentation is 15 minutes with 5 minutes question and answer time; and the panel discussion (to be joined by all speakers) will take place as described in the attached document.

A wonderful Team awaits you!

Saturday, the 23rd May

Youths and Development

Africa has the youngest population with over 40% of the population below the age of 15, while about 20% of the population fall between 15-24 years age. 65% of her over 1.1billion population are under the age of 35years. By 2050 Africa’s population is rising from 1.1 billion today to 2.4 billion.

The Youth Summit focuses on strengthening the active skills of the young European diaspora to organise itself and participate. We create a space for inter-generational dialogue and collective strategizing to create sustainable solutions to youth issues

Saturday, the 23rd of May

Women and Development

Celebration of Sisterhood- the final year of African Women’s Decade (2010-2020).

The African Women’s Decade (AWD) 2010-2020 was launched in 2010 as an outcome of the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women to promote the rights of women at country, regional, and Pan-African levels. What is achieved already, and what needs to be done in future?

Sunday, the 24th May

Peace and Community building

Peacekeeping and Security


Community Based Conflict Management and Resolution

HOW TO ENGAGE CIVIL SOCIETY in promoting peaceful and inclusive African societies

The Promise of Migration and the ugly truth

Monday, the 25th of May

Education & Financial inclusion

The demand for professional trainings and certification in Africa is booming. Due to the poor reputation of public schools, 41 million children, are enrolled in private schools, even in countries offering free education. In the next five years, an additional 25 million children are expected to join the private educational sector so that one in four children, will be enrolled in private schools by 2021.

Chances of Diaspora capital- out-of-country support and Financial Inclusion

According to the World Bank global Remittances to Africa grew almost 10 percent to $46 billion US dollars in 2018, reflecting the diaspora impact on economic growth, poverty reduction, good governance, cultural and social development of their countries of origin.

Monday, the 25th May

Economic Roundtable

  • Roundtable on Selected Countries
    • creating global change by transnational Entrepreneurship
    • multi-sector and socially responsible investments

The new ECO' single trade currency – financial and social-cultural benefits and risks

  • The potential of Knowledge Management (KM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Digital Transformation (DT)
  • Bringing African Content to the World
    • Investment Destination Africa
    • the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Afrika Haus | Körnebachstraße 50 - 52, 44143 Dortmund

Afrika Haus Dortmund

The Haus is made up of cooperation of local participants that works together to achieve these goals. Actors in education, politics, public administration, economy and society meet, exchange and appreciate each other at Afrika Haus.

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