Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) Africa and the Global Economy: Creatin

Venue: ICD House of Art and Culture, Berlin

Location: Berlin, Germany

Event Date/Time: Jan 17, 2010 End Date/Time: Jan 23, 2010
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“Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders” (CDA) is an active network of young leaders from across the world, who conduct activity to strengthen intra-African relations and the relations of Africa with other continents. Members join the forum by taking part in an CDA Weeklong Seminar. The forthcoming CDA Weeklong Seminar will be held in Berlin from 17th – 23rd January 2010 and will have as a theme “Africa and the Global Economy: Creating Opportunities and Development Strategies”. The program will consist of lectures, workshops, seminars, as well as cultural and social activities. During the last three days of the program participants will take part in “The Rise of Africa: An International Conference on New Strategies and Approaches to Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa”.

“The Rise of Africa: An International Conference on New Strategies and Approaches to Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa” is an international conference for students, young professionals, economists, diplomatic and political representatives, and civil society practitioners from across the world. “The Rise of Africa” will take place in Berlin from 21st – 23rd January 2010 and will consist of speeches and panel discussions by leading figures from the fields of politics, diplomacy, civil society, academia, and the private sector. Speakers will explore the range of new ideas and initiatives being developed and implemented in support of African development, and to assess the challenges and opportunities they will bring for African leaders and the continent as a whole. The program will aim to set a new pace in the development of Africa and its role in the world economy.

In particular, “The Rise of Africa” will pursue the following specific aims:
Evaluate the importance of Africa within the international sphere
Consider the importance of soft power and cultural diplomacy in strengthening relations both within and outside Africa
Examine the role of specific stakeholders in developing and implementing new strategies and approaches to the development of Africa
Evaluate the role of the international community with regard to resources and conflict economics
Examine the relationship between economic independence, peace, stability and conserving cultural integrity
Consider the challenges faced in constructing a sustainable economic environment
Explore new strategies for progress in healthcare, education, sustainability and water management
Encouraging and promoting the initiatives of young leaders to key decision-makers

Further information about the two programs, including the online application forms can be found under:

• Weeklong Seminar on Cultural Diplomacy:
• International Conference on the Rise of Africa:

Please feel free to contact us under should you require any further information.


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