The University of Bonn and the German Development Institute (DIE) are partners in the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research. In a joint Spring School they invite African Germany-Alumni from any field of study and Alumni of the Managing Global Governance Academy (MGG) of the DIE to come to Bonn, Germany in April 2019.

Within the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, multi-stakeholder participation is an important approach to contribute to sustainable changes in economies, societies and the environment. Especially development Goal 17 emphasises the importance of strengthening global partnerships to support and achieve the ambitious targets of the Agenda 2030. The Alumni Spring School aims at fostering partnerships and networks by overcoming regional and disciplinary borders. Knowledge transfer among participants from developing and emerging powers at the science-policy-interface is a main part of this concept. Participants will benefit from generating and sharing scientific knowledge products through dynamic peer learning groups. Solution-based analyses of challenges from multi-participant’s perspectives acknowledge the diversity of
cultures within the global dialogue.

The programme is based on four core elements:
1. Materials for preparation.
2. Content-related input and discussion.
3. Peer learning.
4. Theoretical and practical elements of scientific

Africans who have studied or worked in Germany, with or without a scholarship, are eligible to apply.

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2018.

More information can be found here.