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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2014 »
"Building Economic Bridges to Enhance African Sustainable Development and Economic Growth"

(Ethiopia, Addis Ababa: June 9th - 11th, 2014)

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2014 will present the importance of building cultural bridges for the benefits of African national security, economy, and well-being of African citizens, while illustrating the cost-effective advantages of such programs compared to other policy alternatives.(More »)

The Seychelles African Economics Congress 2014 »
"Innovative Solutions for African Inclusive Growth and a Thriving Economy"

(Victoria, The Seychelles; October 13th - 15th, 2014)

The Congress will focus on ways in which to increase the participation of youth and women in the economy, harnessing the immense human capital boasted by the African continent and unlocking the full potential of the economic giant that is Africa.(More »)
Speakers for the Congress include:
Minister Jean Paul Adam
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles
Minister Pierre Laporte
Minister of Finance of Seychelles
Sir James Mancham
Former President of Seychelles
Rupert Simeon
CEO of Seychelles Investment Board
Steve Fanny
CEO of Seychelles International Business Authority
Governor Caroline Abel
Governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles

Professional Development for Africans planning to work in and engage with the EU »
Certificate Program for African Engagement in the EU

(Berlin; March 3rd - 14th, 2014)

The Certificate Program for African engagement in the EU is a two-week long program specifically tailored around the needs of African individuals aiming to engage in any academic, professional, commercial and cultural activity within the European Union borders. (More »)

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The Addis Abba Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation »
"The Future of the Millennium Development Goals in the African Union"

(Ethiopia, Addis Ababa; January 27th - 31st, 2014 – Held Parallel to the African Union Summit)

To maintain this optimism, The ICD believes in the necessity of establishing a participatory process for the next formulation of the agenda, supported by a more diverse range of actors to ensure a more democratic framework and therefore even more successful outcomes. (More »)

The Berlin Annual African Film Festival 2013 »
"Africa on Screen: Through the Eyes of Africa"
(Berlin, Germany; August 22nd - 25th, 2013)

The Festival focused on Africa´s multifaceted cultural and artistic landscape with the goal of superseding imagined cultural boundaries and increasing the exposure of African talent worldwide. (More »)

Nation Branding & Cultural Diplomacy: Seminar for Burundi Diplomats »
(Berlin, September 3rd - 6th, 2012)

The Ministry of External Affairs of Burundi and 16 Burundi Embassies in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (More »)

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Opening Speech – The Berlin International Economics Congress 2011
(Berlin, March 7th, 2011)

A Keynote Speech by The Hon. Nahas Angula (Former Prime minister of Namibia) (more)
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How Democracy, Peacebuilding and Human Rights are Developing in Africa
(Berlin, November 6th, 2010)

A Lecture by President Joaquim Chissano (Former President of Mozambique) (more)
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Democratic Participation and Cultural Inclusion in Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Lingual Societies
(Berlin, July 28th, 2009)

A Keynote speech by President. Cassam Uteem, (ICD Advisory Board Member; Former President of the Republic of Mauritius) (more)

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