Africa - Baden-Württemberg Forum
After a warm welcome, the goals and purpose of the Africa Forum were explained. The focus was on promoting cooperation between African and Baden-Württemberg universities, which are seen as key to solving global challenges.
The highlight of the event was the panel discussion on “University Cooperation & Prospects for Entrepreneurship”. In this panel, experts shared their views and insights, addressing the challenges faced by these collaborations and discussing the perspectives for entrepreneurship in this context. The discussion was lively and demonstrated the great interest and relevance of the topic.
Many thanks at this point to the participants of the discussion panel, which was moderated by Katie Gallus.
- Dr. Emmanuel Anthony, Post Doc at Geophysical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- Niklas Richter, StAfrica – Startup Germany-Africa, University of Koblenz
- Dr. Michael Kraml, Vulcan Energy Subsurface Solutions GmbH, Karlsruhe
- Dr. Josephine Mkunda, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania
- Prof. Dr. Sabine Möbs, EXAKT4YOU, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim
- Kay Nyaboe Nyakundi, Energy Engineer and PhD Student at Institute of Applied Geosciences, KIT & University of Nairobi, Kenya
Before the event ended with a lively “Get Together”, the interested audience was shown the film of Saitabao Kaiyaré, Alumni of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. It was about the entrepreneurial activities in the context of BWplus projects in Kenya and Tanzania. Afterwards, the approximately 50 guests exchanged ideas, networked and made new contacts.
In November, an African delegation will come to KIT again, then we can build on the discussions and contacts of this event. This underlines the importance of continuing and deepening German-African university cooperation and its role in promoting economic growth, innovation and sustainability.