"UMOJA: The Gathering of all African Nations"

Strengthening Inter-Cultural and International Relations in Africa through Cultural Diplomacy

African Summit, Berlin; October 23th - 26th, 2012

Conference Speakers

The speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

Speakers for the Conference Include:

The Hon. Akua Sena Dansua
Minister for Tourism of Ghana
The Hon. Dr. Alfredo Palacio  
President & Chairman of the ICD Advisory Board
H. E. Amb. Anatole Bacanamwo
Ambassador of Burundi to Germany
Andreas Jahn
CDU/CSU Party, German Parliament
The Hon. Cletus A. Sieh
Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Liberia
Pastor Frank Williams
Pastor, Protestant Faith Fellowship
Günther Schaefer
Photographer, Artist and Berlin Ambassador
H. E. Amb. Prof. Dr. Isaac C. Lamba
Ambassador of Malawi to Germany
The Hon. Sir James R. Mancham
Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles
John Eichler
President, JE Strategie GmbH 
John Ferguson
Executive Director, American Voices
H. E. Amb. Karl-Erik Normann
Secretary General of the European Cultural Parliament, Former Swedish Ambassador
H. E. Amb. Ken Nyauncho Osinde
Ambassador of Kenya to Germany
Marcia Barrett
Lead Singer of Boney M
Marc Bogaerts
Program Director, ICD Cultural Diplomacy in Practice Program; Chief Choreographer Deutsches Fernseherballet
Nestor Nkunzimana
First Secretary, Embassy of Burundi to Germany
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli
Former Moroccan Minister of Social Development, Family, and Solidarity
H. E. Amb. Omar Zniber
Ambassador of Morocco to Germany
Prof. Dr. Robert Dussey
Advisory to the President of Togo
Dr. Sabine Grund
The Hon. Dr. Solomon Passy 
President, the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria (ICD Bulgaria Branch Office)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
Jean Monnet Chair Professor, European Studies, Stanford University
William Harvey 
Director & Founder, Culture in Harmony
The Hon. Yasar Yakis 
President of the ICD Young Leaders Forums