Origins of AGGN

The AGGN was initiated in 2007 under the auspices of the German Federal President Horst Köhler. The network is managed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

By initiating the network, the DAAD wants to make a contribution to the broadening and deepening of academic collaboration between Africa and Germany and promote future change agents in the domain of Good Governance.

Since 2007, the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) Freiburg is the academic partner of the program and organises workshops on behalf of the DAAD.

An overview about the activities of the network in the past year is presented in the AGGN yearbook 2016.

  • AGGN fellow presenting his project to the group
  • AGGN fellows in front of the Kwame Nkrumah statue in Accra/Ghana
  • AGGN fellows at at excursion to the Hamburg city harbour
  • AGGN information stand at a scientific conference
  • AGGN fellow stating his country of origin
  • AGGN fellows at a workshop on Environmental Governance in Freiburg/Germany
  • AGGN fellows at an excursion on environmentally friendly city planning
  • AGGN group picture at a network meeting in Abuja/Nigeria
  • AGGN visiting the AU headquarter in Addis Ababa/Ethiopie