Our presenters and their Abstracts
DIASPORA IMPACT INVESTMENTS FOR RESILIENT ECONOMIES
“The Africa we want” The pan-African Idea 2063 for a new, successful, safe and peaceful United Africa
About Simon Ridley
Simon Ridley currently works as UNDP’s Rule of Law, peacebuilding and Human Rights Advisor and Officer in charge for UNDP’s Regional Governance Team for Africa based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He previously led UNDP’s Rule of Law & Security programmes in Sierra Leone during the Ebola Crisis in 2014-15 and worked as UNDP’s Justice and human rights Programme lead in Somalia for UNDP prior to that. In his current role, Simon has provided advice to a number countries in the region on justice sector reform, security sector programming, conflict prevention, human rights, access to justice, parliamentary & constitutional support, prevention of violent extremism, reintegration of former combatants as well as SDG 16. Simon also works closely with Regional Organisations including the African Union, African Development Bank, ECOWAS, IGAD, Lake Chad Basin Commission(LCBC), ICGLR, SADC and World Bank. He has worked across sub Saharan Africa as well as Kosovo and Turkey.
Competences for Responsible and Sustainable Business in Africa
WORKSHOP; Promoting and Professionalising Diaspora Business
In Germany, about every fifth entrepreneur has a migration background. Over half of the newly emerging businesses in Germany are founded by people with a migrant background of which 2% of the people are of African descent. They are largely based on a precarious emergency. Without sufficient start-up capital, the dream of owning a company is quickly over. Also, who founders of companies, needs lot of information and various management tools to survive in the market. Additionally, they are increasingly confronted with changes and sudden events that can develop into real crises. How can Black Businesses be as resilient as possible? This includes anticipating changes, interpreting them correctly and coping with them.
The topic of resilience in the company is therefore be crucial for the future of Black Businesses.
About Mr. Clément Klutse
Clément Klutse, is CEO & Founder of Klutse Management Consulting and an Afro-German politician, member of CDU District Parliament of Hamburg-Nord. Responsible for Integration and immigration issues, he was the first African in Hamburg to be nominated candidate for the general parliament elections in 2015. Most recently he has work as Consultant at the Association of Immigrant Entrepreuneurs (ASM e.V) at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce of Hamburg advising SMEs (with a migration background) on the topics, Entrepreneurship, Growth, takeover, succession and expansion. Currently he is leading his own Management Consultancy specialized in Management Consulting and Africa Business.
As a former employee of GIZ (German society for international cooperation) he has collected international experiences in Economic cooperation also in EU projects in Africa.