The Trade and Fairs Section and the German Embassy in Addis Ababa, in cooperation with the Ethiopian Government and the Federal Ministry of Trade and Climate Protection Ethiopia, organized a fair on March 2-4, 2023, which was a great success.
In this Portrait of the Month, we talk to Prof. Mike Kuria, the Commission Secretary of the Commission for University Education since October last year and until recently a partner in the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), who has accompanied the developments and served the DAAD as a competent expert for many years.
It was a beautiful summer evening with good mood, music, food, and drinks at the networking meeting for partners and alumni of Kenyan-German programs, hosted by the German Embassy together with the DAAD Regional Office in Nairobi at the Residence on January 24, 2023.
The European Parliament adopted the EU budget on November 23. This also includes the budgets for research and innovation. Horizon Europe will have funds of EUR 12.4 billion next year. The Erasmus+ mobility program will receive EUR 3.7 billion.
The European Commission and the African Union Commission hosted a stakeholder dialogue on the AU-EU Innovation Agenda in Nairobi on November 23 and 24, 2022. The event was the culmination of a stakeholder dialogue launched in February this year, which aimed to gather feedback and input from stakeholders and organisations on the draft AU-EU Innovation Agenda. The stakeholder dialogues take place in different formats and bring the views and recommendations of critical African and European actors together.
From November 12 to November 20, 2022, a delegation of the Parliamentary Group on Eastern Africa of the German Bundestag, led by the Chairperson, Kordula Schulz-Asche (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), visited schools, universities, and projects in Kenya. The visit focused on international exchange and the partnership between Germany and Kenya. We are pleased that the members of parliament Manfred Todtenhausen (FDP), Erwin Rüddel (CDU/CSU), Steffen Janich (AfD), and Cornelia Möhring (DIE LINKE) also sought talks with DAAD funding recipients, alumni and partners in Kenya.
The new Ambassador for Kenya, Sebastian Groth, visited the DAAD Regional Office in Nairobi on November 16, 2022, and got insights into the DAAD's work, tasks, and premises.
Ambassador Groth started his diplomatic career as a cultural attaché in Kenya twenty years ago. He knows the area well and talked to the staff at the regional office about his thoughts and experiences.
The President of the DAAD and the University of Gießen, Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee was recently interviewed by the Afrika Verein. The Afrika Verein has a selection of interviews with high-ranking personalities from business and politics from Germany, Europe and Africa. Here is Afrika Verein’s interview with Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee:
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