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on 6 March 2017 from 9:15 am to 5:30 pm at the JDZB
German, European and Japanese Engagement in Africa – Chances for International Cooperation in and with Africa.
Over the past decade or more, a number of dynamic processes have bolstered Africa’s visibility in global affairs. Activism of many outside players, both traditional and “new” with strategic political, economic and security stakes in Africa has provided the continent a sharper international profile.
Japan’s increasing engagement in Africa is exemplified in the Tokyo International Conferences on African Development. The country is also involved in peace keeping missions in South Sudan and supports the counter-piracy operation in Djibouti.
The focus of the European Union and Germany lies currently on migration and refugee movements, as well as countering extremism.
Germany has placed Africa’s security and development a high priority during its presidency of the G20 in 2017. The German presidency aims to take concrete steps to enhance sustainable economic progress in Africa.
The symposium will investigate these changing dynamics and the spheres of interactions, and look into approaches to engagement of external actors.
Against this background, the JDZB and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP, Berlin) are realizing this symposium that is supportet by the Embassy of Japan and will be held in English.
The symposium will take place under Chatham House Rules.
Registration and Information: Michael Niemann or Sacha Lück