25.05.2023, 10.10 am - 09.00 pm at Esslingen, Osterfeldhalle

A Pan-African Festival

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What is the PANAFEST 23?

The PANAFEST – A Pan-African Festival will take place in Esslingen, Osterfeldhalle from 10:00 to 21:00 pm, on May 25, 2023!

The “The PANAFEST – A Pan-African Festival is an inspiring networking event that will take place on May 25, 2023 from 10:00 to 21:00 pm in the Osterfeldhalle in Esslingen. The festival is a celebration of the culture of Africa and a platform where people meet, exchange and become active together.

At the heart of the PANAFEST 23 is the idea of solidarity, the belief that we are all interconnected and have a responsibility to support one another, especially those facing injustice and inequality. Through workshops, discussions, and cultural events, participants will learn how to express solidarity, from volunteering with local nonprofit organizations to advocating for a political shift in thinking.

Another important theme of the PANAFEST 23 is the fight against racism. All over the world, racism is still a big problem and young people play an important role in fighting it. Participants will explore the different forms of racism and how to fight it in our societies and beyond, through interactive lectures and discussions.

Another focus of the festival is sustainability. The idea that we can create a better future for ourselves and our planet by using resources responsibly and ensuring that all people have access to the resources they need. Participants will learn about the challenges facing our planet – from climate change to inequality – and how they can help build a more sustainable world.

The PANAFEST 23 will end with an award ceremony. Outstanding volunteers will be recognized and celebrated as TAWW Ambassadors for their contributions to domesticating Agenda 2063, the Africa we want. The PANAFEST 23 is an excellent opportunity for Awardees to showcase their work and be recognized fortheir dedication to Agenda 2063.

We invite you to attend the PANAFEST 23 in Esslingen – Germany on May 25th 2023. It is an opportunity to celebrate African culture, meet other volunteers, and bepart of a movement towards a more just and equitable world.

Preliminary program schedule

10:00a.m. – 10:30a.m. Registration and networking.
10:30a.m. – 11:00a.m. Welcome by the organizer
10:45a.m. – 11:00a.m. Greetings by Lord Mayor Matthias Klopfer, Esslingen a.N.

11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Lecture and discussion on the topic: “Solidarity as an instrument for a just world, Farina Görmar, Intercultural promoter for the Stuttgart region, Afrokids International e.V.

12:00p.m. – 13:00p.m. “African dances and rhythms” with the Burundi Ensemble

13:00p.m. – 14:00p.m. Lunch and Networking

14:00p.m. – 15:00p.m. Presentation on Agenda 2063 “The Africa we want” Where do we stand? H.E. Dr Salah Hammad, Head of the AGA, African Union

15:00p.m. – 16:00p.m. Discussion panel “African Identity in the Diaspora” with various guests.

16:00p.m. – 17:00p.m. Presentation and discussion on “How can systematic racism hinder sustainable development in Africa?”. Dr. Sylvie Nantcha, Chairperson of the Federal Board of the Federal Network TANG e.V. (Inquired).

17:00p.m. – 18:00p.m. Dinner with musical accompaniment

18:00p.m. – 18:30p.m. Admission and welcoming of the guests, Saliou Gueye, Zuffenhausen District Head (Requested)

18:30p.m. – 19:30p.m. Musical performances by African artists.

19:30p.m. – 20:30p.m. Presentation of the TAWW Award and speeches of the award winners

20:30p.m. – 21:00p.m. Closing music and farewell to the guests.

Total Moderation: Vera Sompon, Managing Director, Sompon Socialservices Baden-Württemberg e.V.


In the lecture, we will engage in various interactive activities and discussions to help participants develop their understanding of solidarity and peacebuilding.

By the end of the lecture, participants will better understand their role in creating a more peaceful and just world and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take action towards this goal.

The lecture includes interactive group discussions and practical exercises. The goal is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge they need to advocate for successful sustainability and contribute to the Africa we want to see. Participants will learn about existing initiatives and organizations working to achieve the SDGs and Agenda 2063.

In the lecture, we will discuss and explore ways to create awareness of the trauma of racism, which causes under-development in the African continent. By the end of this lecture, the participants will have a better understanding of how systematic racism can hinder achieving sustainable development in Africa and also be inspired to take up the courage to take action towards creating a more equitable andjust society.

PANAFEST 23 - A Pan African Festival Registration

You are interested in participating in the PANAFEST 23 – A Pan-Africa-Festival, the workshops and the conference? Then feel free to register via our form below or by mail to mails@sompon-socialservice.org. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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    In the workshop, we will discuss and explore ways to create awareness of the trauma of racism, which causes under-development in the African continent. By the end of this workshop, the participants will have a better understanding of how systematic racism can hinder achieving sustainable development in Africa and also be inspired to take up the courage to take action towards creating a more equitable andjust society.

    The Africa we want Agenda 2063 award is a significant cognition of the efforts of individuals making a difference in Africa. It is a platform to showcase the achievements of those working towards the continent’s development and inspire others to join in the effort. The Award is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the Agenda and encourage more people to participate in its implementation. THE AFRICAN WE WANT – AWARD

    The Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their work towards the goals of Agenda 2063. These goals include achieving a prosperous and integrated Africa, promoting good governance and democracy, promoting peace and security, and promoting sustainable development. The Award is open to individuals from all sectors of society, including government, civil society, academia, and the private sector.

    What we want

    The Africa we want Agenda 2063 – Award is an important initiative to recognize and reward people working for Africa’s development. The aim of the award is to motivate individuals to continue working towards achieving the goals of Agenda 2063 and to inspire others to join in.

    The TAWW Award aims to raise awareness of Agenda 2063 and ensure its mainstreaming and dissemination. The award is intended to recognize outstanding individuals who contribute to the realization of the vision of Agenda 2063. The Award encourages and motivates individuals to achieve the goals of the Agenda and inspire others to do the same.

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    Who we are - The organizers of the TAWW Award

    Call for Nominee

    Dear fellow Pan Africans,

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our prestigious award ceremony, which aims to recognize and celebrate outstanding individuals making remarkable contributions to the realization of the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

    The award ceremony will take place on May 25th, 2025, and we are now accepting nominations for individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to advancing Africa’s sustainable development, political unity, and economic prosperity.

    We are looking for individuals who have shown leadership, innovation, and resilience in their respective fields, including education, healthcare, entrepreneurship, agriculture, and technology. These individuals should have significantly impacted their communities, countries, or across the continent through their work towards achieving Agenda 2063’s objectives.

    To nominate someone for the award, kindly send us their name, a one-page description of their work, and their social media platforms by May 15th, 2023, at midnight.

    A jury will evaluate the nominees, and the winners will be announced during the award ceremony.

    As we seek to build a prosperous and united Africa, we need more ambassadors who are passionate about positively shaping our continent’s future.

    This award ceremony will inspire more individuals to join in the domestication of Agenda 2063 and contribute to its realization of a prosperous and united Africa driven by its people and for its people.

    Thank you for your participation and support.
    The Awards Committee

    The task of the TAWW ambassadors

    What we expect:

    The African We Want Agenda 2063 awardees have taken it upon themselves to actively pursue and promote the vision of Agenda 2063. They are individuals who have committed their time, skills, resources, and influence to work toward achieving the goals of Agenda 2063. Awardees are recognized for their exceptional contributions to achieving a prosperous and united Africa


    1. Serve as an advocate for Agenda 2063: As an awardee, you are expected to be a strong voice for the Africa We Want vision. You will actively promote and support the goals of Agenda2063 at the local and global levels.
    2. Implement Agenda 2063 initiatives: you will work to identify and implement initiatives that align with Agenda 2063 priorities. These initiatives may include projects in infrastructure, education, health, agriculture, trade, and other key sectors.
    3. Collaborate with other stakeholders: you will work closely with other stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organizations, private sector actors, and international partners to advance the vision of Agenda 2063. This requires strong skills in collaboration, networking, and partnership building.
    4. Monitoring and evaluating progress: you will monitor and evaluate progress toward Agenda 2063 goals. This could include monitoring key performance indicators, assessing the impact of initiatives, and reporting progress to stakeholders.
    5. The TAWW Ambassador will participate in the AU’s annual high-level dialogue and work with other stakeholders to develop policies and strategies that contribute to the realization of the Africa We Want vision. This may include advice and guidance on issues such as economic development, governance, and regional integration, as well as support for the implementation of key initiatives and programs.
    6. Participate in the monthly online discussion “Africa we want” organized by Sompon Socialservices Baden-Württemberg e.V. and the Young African Leaders Forum.

    What you bring:

    1. Strong commitment to the vision of Agenda 2063: You must have a thorough understanding of the goals of Agenda 2063 and be committed to achieving African WeWant’s vision.
    2. Proven leadership skills: you should have proven leadership skills in your field of work, whether in business, academia, civil society or government.
    3. Excellent communication skills: You should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to effectively communicate the message of Agenda 2063 to diverse audiences.
    4. Strong networking and partnership-building skills: should possess key networking and partnership-building skills and be able to build productive relationships with diverse stakeholders.
    5. A high level of integrity: you should have a high level of integrity, be ethical, and be committed to transparency and accountability.
    6. Resilience and Adaptability: You should be resilient, adaptable and able to work in a challenging and changing environment.

    What you get:

    1. A recognition as a TAWW Ambassador ( TAWW – The Africa we want-Agenda 2063).
    2. Exposure and networking with like-minded people
    3. Access to cooperation with the African Union
    4. Access to new possibilities and opportunities on the African continent
    5. Training and information on the various frameworks of the African Union.

    Become The TAWW Ambassador!

    If you are passionate about African We Want Agenda 2063 and have contributed significantly to its achievement, we encourage you to apply for The African We Want Agenda 2063 Honor Award at mails@sompon-socialservice.org or via the form.

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      The Jury

      1) Vera Sompon, founder and CEO of Sompon Socialservices Baden-Württemberg e.V. , Germany

      2) Prince Ifoh, Founder and president of the Young African Leaders Forum, Nigeria

      3) Dr Salah Hammad, Head of the AGA, African Union (AU)

      4) Faith Akovi Cooper, Regional Director – Resettlement, Asylum & Integration, International Rescue Comitee, USA

      5) Dr. Justina Mutale, Founder, Justina Mutale Foundation, UK

      6) Micheal Aboneka, Partner, Thomas & Micheal Advocates, Uganda

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