Good Governance Debate Series (GGDS)

November/December 2017 | November 10, 2015 | June to September 19, 2012
The annual Good Governance Debate Series (GGDS) enters its third year. The contest, which is accompanied by debate trainings, is organised by CLEAN-AFRICA together with AGGN. This year, the series‘ topic is "The Refugee Crises is the BRAIN CHILD of the EU failed Foreign Policies not Climate Change". All necessary information can be found on this poster.

Graduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers from the “North” and “South” with interest in Sustainable Development, are welcome to apply for this years' GGDS to analyze and discuss on the current social, economic and political situation of Africa in view of the SDG's and Agenda 2030.

Winners' prizes include laptops and fair phones.

To apply, kindly send a One Pager on one of the 6 given Debate Topics stated in the GGDS 2017 brochure by 31 October 2017 to ggds2017 [at]

All participants will recieve a free training Workshop prior to the debate to equip them with public speaking skills and many opportunites to widen their network.

DATES: (postponed - will be announced soon)

PLACE: Stuttgart

Mail to: ggds2017 [at]

Deadline to Submit application is the 31.March 2017.

Contact us in case of further questions.


The Good Governance Debate Series (GGDS) was started in 2012, an AGGN group in collaboration with CLEAN-AFRICA (Community Level Environmental Awareness Network Foundation). The concept foresees a debate skills training workshop followed by a debate competition, with the aim of practicing presentation and debating skills of individuals interested in good governance issues.The project aims at students of development-oriented study programs at German universities. For more background information on the program:

Two rounds have taken place so far. The first workshop and competition went on in 2012, the final debate being held on the topic of climate change (see youtube video). In 2015, the second round took place, with the finals discussing the relevance of EU development cooperation (see youtube video).


  • Good Governance Debate Series Finals | AGGN Workshop Freiburg 2012