The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa

"Strategies to confront the Challenges of the 21st Century: Does Africa have what is required?"

(Berlin; July 14th - 17th, 2011)

Symposium Speakers

We are privileged to include as speakers many distinguished experts from the fields of international politics, culture and art, diplomacy, the private sector and civil society.

A selection of our speakers include:
  • Benjamin Hanna
    Cultural Departmemnt, German Foreign Office
  • H.E. Amb. Canon Francis K. Butagira
    Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to Germany
  • Minister Cassandra Mbuyane-Mokone
    Minister for Political Affairs, South African Embassy to Germany
  • H.E. Amb. Clémentine Shakembo Kamanga 
    Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Germany
  • H.E. Cletus A. Sieh
    Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Republic of Liberia
  • Günter Nooke
    Personal Africa Representative of the German Chancellor, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
  • H.E. Amb.Iyorwuese Hagher
    Nigerian Ambassador to Canada
  • H.E. Amb.Isaac Chikwekwere Lamba
    Ambassador of Malawi to Germany
  • Dr. Jean de la Croix Nkurayija
    Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Media and Social Sciences, Department of Political Sciences at the National University of Rwanda
  • Prof. Joseph C.A. Agbakoba
    Professor of Philosophy, Research Fellow - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Mark Donfried
    Director and Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
  • Michael Hörig
    Head of Section Central and West Africa/412, German Academic Exchange Service
  • Sarmad Hussain
    German Parliament , Cultural Committee
  • Dr. Stefan Liebing
    Director International Gas Business at EnBW
  • Hon. Victoria Sylvia Saidu-Kamara
    Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone West Africa