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First of all, let us thank H.E Ambassador Salah Hammad, the Head of Secretariat Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, and also as the patron of this Africa Week Congress, for agreeing to be with us this week.

Our profound gratitude also goes to our African Ambassadors in Germany, who despite their busy schedules accepted our invitation. H.E Balbina Dias da Silva of the Republic of Angola, H.E Victor Ndocki of the Republic of Cameroon, and Ms. Tania Tait representing H.E Martin
Andjaba of the Republic of Namibia. 

That shows the spirit of Ubuntu!

Since 2016, Sompon Socialservices BW e.V., plays an important role in popularising the Agenda 2063 “The Africa we want”. We have organized several conferences, including The Debate, which is a weekly-online platform, to educate and inform the Diaspora and all people with African heritage about the importance of Agenda 2063.

As of 2020, we took another dimension and join the 55 Nations of the African Union in celebrating our Africa Day which takes place on 25th May every year. As we endeavor to support the AU as well domesticating Agenda 2063 and its 7 Aspirations, which are in par with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Vision 2030, we run this program the whole week, starting 23rd until 27th May, to allow us to exchange intensively with our Ambassadors, various stakeholders such as Diaspora NGO’s and civil societies, and other interested parties on how to contribute sustainably to the development of the continent.

Once again, on behalf of Sompon Socialservices BW e.V., we invite you all to join us from the 23rd till 27th May 2022, 18:00 pm-20:00 pm. Come and experience this weekly-online activity with us!

We are looking forward to you!
Your Africa- Week Team Ruth Wahl and Vera Sompon


African Friends,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the African Union Commission, and in my capacity as the patron of the Africa Week Congress, I would like to express my appreciation to Sompon Socialservices Baden-Württemberg as the initiator and organizer of this congress, to celebrate our Africa Day on the 25th May 2022. In the same breath, let me not forget to thank the following African Ambassadors in Germany who confirmed their participation during this Africa Week congress. H.E Balbina Dias da Silva of the Republic of Angola, H.E Victor Ndocki of the Republic of Cameroon, and Ms. Tania Tait representing H.E the Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia.

On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the African Union (AU) in May 2013, African political leaders acknowledged past achievements and challenges and re-dedicated themselves to the Pan African vision of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena”. African Union Commission, supported by NEPAD, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and UN Economic Commission, just to mention a few were tasked to prepare a next 50-year continental Agenda through a people-driven process. Hence the birth of Agenda 2063 “The Africa we want”.

Agenda 2063, which is pari-sissu with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 has 7 Aspirations: a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development, an integrated and politically united continent, good governance and respect for human rights, a
peaceful and secure Africa, strong cultural identity and shared values, a people-driven, and influential global player and partner.
I am aware it will be a long walk with challenges until we fully achieve the above-mentioned Aspirations, however, we should be proud and appraise ourselves for the few achievements we have attained so far. To mention a few, The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the  common passport for some African Blocks, and the Swahili language as an official language for all African Union meetings are good signs that we can if we embrace one another towards this goal.

According to the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, all African descendants should play a vehement role to make these Aspirations be realized and fulfilled by 2063. Having said this, I hereby invite you to the Online Africa week congress taking place, from 23-27th of
May 2022, from 18:00 to 20:00 pm. 

Together with African Ambassadors in Germany, Diaspora civil societies, diverse Stakeholders, and other interested persons. We want to exchange on the role of Diasporas in achieving The Africa we want as well as deliberate on strategies that can support the sustainable development of the African continent, by its people, for its people, and with its people In conclusion, let us embrace and uphold the spirit of UBUNTU!

H.E. Salah Hammad

The Africa-Week Congress is a yearly activity organized by the Sompon Socialservices Baden-Württemberg e.V. in line with Africa day on the 25th of May under the Patronage of the AU representative in the person of H.E Salah S. Hammad.

The main question for this year’s Africa week is the role of the African diaspora in developing the continent.

The Program

The program starts on ...

Monday, 23.05.22

Input with discussion:
How can Europe and Africa sustainably work together to achieve sustainable development in Africa?

Dr. Boniface Mabanza

Tuesday, 24.05.22

Input with discussion:
What role does Arts play in domesticating and achieving Agenda 2063″ The Africa we want”?

S.E. Balbina Dias da Silva
Angola Ambassador

Wednesday, 25.05.22

Input with dicussion:
What challenges do Diaspora civil societies face as active stakeholders in Sustainable Development and global learning?

H.E Amb. Salah Hammad
Head of Secretariat Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa

Friday, 27.05.22

Film Everning-AFROKONS:
political empowerment for youths and women, A film produced by
Vera Sompon

Vera Sompon
CEO, Sompon Socialservices BW e.V.

Speakers and Moderators


Monday, 23.05.2022 




Salutation : Vera Sompon, CEO Sompon Socialservices BW e.V.
SEZ, Phillip Keil
Ambassador: AU H.E Salah Hammad, Congress patron
Summary of the evening and closing remarks
Paulino Miguel, Project leader, Forum der Kulturen

Tuesday, 24.05.22 


Salutation : Ms. Cathy Plato, CEO of Ndwenga e.V.
Heubach Mayor, Dr Joy Allemanzung ( Asked)
Summary of the evening and closing remarks
Tutu Westerhoff, Business Owner and Artist

Wednesday, 25.05.22 




Opening Poem : Karim Storn
Salutation : H.E. Victor Ndocki, Cameroonian Ambassador
Workshop 1: Diaspora as active stakeholders for Development
Workshop 2: Entrepreneurship / Small business as an instrument
for achieving Agenda 2063
Workshop 3: Communal partnership for Agenda 2030
Workshop 4: Climate Justice and Racism
Summary of the evening and closing remarks
Freda Marful, President, Clean Africa e.V.

Friday, 27.05.22 


Salutation : Ruth Wahl, Project coordinator, Sompon Socialservices
Film: AFROKONS, produced by Vera Sompon
Open Talk with all Speakers: Youths and Women as driven force
for sustainable Development
Moderation: Afrokids International e.V.

The main question for this year’s Africa week is the role of
the African diaspora in developing the continent.

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