Building Global Cooperation

Since 2001, the Wittenberg Center has been providing a framework for bringing together eminent persons, current and future decision makers from various professions, backgrounds and cultures to discuss global challenges. The program "Building Global Cooperation" aims at moral counsciousness, mutual understanding and competencies for action. It is contributing to the implementation of the 8th Millennium Development Goal "global partnership for development". Up to now, numerous conferences and workshops on specific topics were held involving participants from more than 40 countries in Europe, Africa and America.

One core objective is to foster cooperative and sustainable development in Africa. The initiative "New Alliances with Africa" seeks to link approaches that strengthen Africa's position in the world to help it become a partner of equal rights. The activities center around the question of how to boost responsible leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and self-dependent initiative :

  • Since 2002, the Wittenberg Center provides Young Leaders Seminars, some of them are focussed good leadership and sustainable development in Africa.
  • In 2006, nearly 150 participants from 30 countries attended the conference "Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit".
  • Since 2006, the Center hosted Forums for diplomates from different African countries, for young professionals as well as for representatives from industry and civil society.
  • In 2008, the Wittenberg Center held the Summer School "Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in a Globalized World" in cooperation with HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
  • Since 2008, the Wittenberg Center has been offering leadership seminars to young professionals in Africa, e.g. in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Madagaskar

In order to keep on pushing mutual dialogue, sustainable development, entrepreneurial spirit and corporate responsibility the Wittenberg Center is planning further program activities in Europe, Africa and America. However, financial and other resources are limited. Therefore support is very much welcomed.

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Hans-Dietrich Genscher

"Winners vs. losers - that's not how the new world order should be. Everybody should have their share of the winning side...In affirming the interests of others lies a chance for oneself."

Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Founder and Honorary President