During the conference, the partners want to explore new investment opportunities in Africa and to agree on how new incentives for more private‑sector investments, sustainable investments in public infrastructure and economic participation can be created through employment. Initiatives on greater use of information and communications technologies by women and girls are also on the agenda. A further aim of the G20 Africa Partnership is to support access to a climate‑friendly energy supply through renewable energies in Africa.
“Economic development and population growth in Africa increasingly has a global impact, including on the neighbouring continent of Europe and on Germany. This is why the German Government made Africa one of the priorities of its G20 Presidency. The German Government is endeavouring to boost political and economic stability in Africa through the G20 Africa Partnership. It also aims to minimise the causes of forced and illegal migration and to foster Africa’s responsibility for itself.”
Gabriel said this exchange was important: “More is needed if we want to take advantage of the opportunities that Africa can offer its people and us Europeans – more unity, more engagement and most importantly, better cooperation between state and society.”
Both musicians are not only known for their music, but also for their social engagement. Wolfgang Niedecken set up a support programme for former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the children’s charity World Vision and Eric Wainaina is active in Kenya’s National Integrated Civic Education Programme and other projects.
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