28.Afrika-Kreis Bayern

Digitalization in Africa – „28th Afrika-Kreis Bayern“

Ottobrunn, 12/05/2017: The German-African Business Association in cooperation with IABG organized the 28th Afrika-Kreis Bayern. Experts from IABG, Giesecke&Devrient and Ideas in Motion showed best practices on digitalization in Africa. Professor Schmidt had the honour to give a short overview on digitalization trends in Africa. With the plenum we had a very fruitful and interesting discussion on the digital boom in Africa, business opportunities and links for German companies.

NGCL promotes Big Data Initiative 2.0 at Conference

NGCL promotes Big Data Initiative 2.0 at Conference

Windhoek 26/04/2017: Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) knows that information and data is king. With this understanding, they launched a Big Data Initiative in March 2016,.  an interdisciplinary collaborative research programme whose aim was to map and explore how, where, when and why, Internet of Things and Big Data transformations are happening in the transport and logistics sector. As part of this initiative, NUST and NGCL will be hosting a conference on April 24, 2017. The objective is to launch the second phase of the Big Data Initiative for Logistics in Namibia.

All Centres of African Excellence meet for the 8th time in Kenya at Taita Taveta University

All Centres of African Excellence meet for the 8th time in Kenya at Taita Taveta University

Taita Taveta (Kenya), 09/04/2017: Representatives of the eight Centres of African Excellence met for the 8th time at Taita Taveta University in Voi, Kenya.  The Meeting was hosted by the Kenyan-German Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM). The main theme of the meeting this year was “Creation of perspectives with and for Africa”. A highlight of the meeting was the official inauguration of CEMEREM on April 6th.


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A Semester Abroad in Flensburg

A Semester Abroad in Flensburg

Flensburg, 15/ 03/ 2017: Maria Amupolo, exchange student from Namibia, talks about her experience spending one semester in Flensburg with a DAAD scholarship.

Maria Amupolo, Jesaya Mwandingi, Pombili Nghihalwa and Paavo Uutako are 4 exchange students from the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) who got the chance to spend one semester in Flensburg studying logistics with the support of a scholarship from the DAAD and the Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL). Here Maria tells us about her experience in Germany.

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PEESA II – Student Exchange

PEESA II – Student Exchange

Vanderbijlpark (South Africa), 04/03/2017: The programme PEESA II of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) successfully conducted a student exchange with students from universities in Namibia (NUST), South Africa (TUT, VUT, CPUT) and Germany (HS Flensburg and HS Wismar). The programme consisted of a research on the topic of energy efficiency in which the students closely worked together and, at the same time, of a competition in which the students competed.

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German-African Business Summit (GABS)

German-African Business Summit (GABS)

Nairobi, 08/02 – 10/02/2017: Prof. Pfaffenberger joined this year’s German-African Business Summit (GABS), held in Nairobi from February 08th-10th.

New contacts and many interesting discussions with e.g. representatives from DAAD and the German Department for Foreign Affairs were the outcome of his participation. One achievement was the signing of a memory of understanding for the establishment of an East African-German University of Applied Science with contribution of the Centre for Business and Technology in Africa (CBTA).

This year’s award in the category of “Innovation for Development” was given to GreenTec Capital Partners, represented by Thomas Festerling and Erik Yong (2nd picture). The CBTA congratulates both Thomas Festerling and Erik Yong on the award and highly appreciates the close collaboration with them. (see full article about this year’s award winners in the press release)

Spring School 2017

Spring School 2017 in Kenya

Nairobi, 23/02/2017: Spring School 2017 at JKUAT in Kenya – Cameroonian, German, Kenyan and Namibian students are doing workshops on ICT for Business Transformation and getting deeper practical insight via excursions to Kengen, Krones, Safaricom and Seven Seas