What's new?

New website of weltwärts Exchange Projects

Bonn, 1 April 2018. In January 2018 the new website of weltwärts Exchange Projects went online. Weltwärts Exchange Projects supports groups of young people from Germany and the Global South - especially from African countries - who are jointly realising a project on one of the 17 goals for sustainable development. Since April, the website is also available in English and French.

Participants of the AGYI study tour visiting the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in Bonn, Germany.

High demand of the African-German Youth Initiative

Bonn, 16 January 2018. From 99 to 511 first consultations: the demand for the services offered by the African- German Youth Initiative (AGYI) rose rapidly within one year from 2016 to 2017, according to the annual statistics compiled by Engagement Global's Information Desk on Civic Engagement.

Representatives of TYC, YBLA and WESSA as well as government representatives of the three pilot countries during a talk with Engagement Global.

African partners visit Bonn and Berlin

Bonn/Berlin, 24 November 2017. The three AGYI partner organizations from the pilot countries Benin, South Africa and Tanzania visited Engagement Global in Bonn and Berlin on a study tour.

ENSA participants.

For a fair cooperation in the future

Berlin, 8 November 2017. At the International Evaluation Conference of the ENSA Programme on "School Exchange Now & Then - 2030 and Beyond", held in Berlin, the participating teachers and development stakeholders discussed common visions of the future in international school exchanges.

A group of young people is discussing at a conference.

Redefining Partnership: AGYI Forum held in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 3 November 2017. “Not all partners have to make the same kind of contribution. It is more important that all partners contribute in a way that is according to their capacities”, said Erick Crispin from the Tanzania Youth Coalition on the AGYI Forum in in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

A group of young people smiles at the camera.

United for a sustainable economy

Dar es Salaam, 30 October 2017. African and German entrepreneurs meet to exchange business ideas and create networks at ASA Autumn School in Tanzania.

A young woman smiles to the camera.

AGYI welcomes one thousandth volunteer

Bonn/Potsdam, 6 September 2017. The one-thousandth international volunteer, Della Bii-Mai from Cameroon, started her voluntary service in Potsdam with the South-North Exchange of Bread for the World and weltwärts on September 4, 2017.

Dialogue started with South African partners

Bonn, 4 August 2017. From July 24 to 26, 2017 the third AGYI Stakeholder Workshop took place in South Africa. About 40 participants from several African countries and from Germany got in touch and discussed their experiences with youth exchanges between Germany and South Africa.

Four people pose infront of the Brandeburger Gate in Berlin.

German Protestant Kirchentag: Theme Day Africa

Bonn, 22 May 2017. Young participants of the African-German youth exchange will report on their experiences at the German Protestant Kirchentag (Church Day).

A young woman is listening to music.

Search for an Africa-Related ONE WORLD Song

Bonn, 11 May 2017. Young talents from all over the world, between the ages of 10 and 25, are invited to engage musically in global issues and to submit their self-composed songs to ONE WORLD by 20 June 2017.

A group of participants waves towards the camera.

A Clear Yes!

Bonn, 8 May 2017. A clear “yes” on strengthening partnerships is the result of the 24th “weltwärts” (“out into the world” - a volunteer programme) partner conference in Nairobi.

Young people stand in line with German Development Minister Gerd Müller.

A World without Hunger is Possible

Bonn, 2 May 2017. In the run-up to the G20 conference on 27 to 28 April 2017 in Berlin, young Africans and Germans discussed the future of rural areas at the Rural Future Lab.