New Alliances 2017
Cagintua e.V. and Venrob e.v. are organising this years conference, the „New Alliances.“
The aim of this conference (New Alliances) is to bring the activists working at the grass root levels from Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon together with their counterparts in Brandenburg to discuss and identify areas of future co-operations that may result in future activities aiming at improving the lives of people at grass root levels in the participating countries.
The „New Alliance,“ conference will take place from 12.09.17 till 15.09.17 featuring discussions and field trips that will take participants to some interesting and historic places in both the state of Brandenburg and in Berlin. Participating partners from Africa will have opportunities to meet and dialogue with representatives of African in Diaspora, refugees, politicians and representatives of foundations.
This year, the conference will focus particularly on the followings:
Concerns of the grass root activists in both participating countries, perspectives on Co-development, SDGs, socio-political transformation, start & destination of migration & forced migration, Good Governance
About our partner organisations:
OMEGA Project management: With Omega Project management we have been able to carry out a successful joint project in the year 2015. „Empowering the vulnerable people groups to participate in the budgeting processes at the local level.“ Sponsored by GIZ
Currently Cagintua e.V. and Omega project management are jointly carrying out a project(YEIS)- Youth employment and Income security in Ghana.
The aim of this project is to provide employment opportunities for 15 young women in Accra Ghana. This project is sponsored by stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken.
Rural Women Stronghold helpers Foundation:
With Rural Women Stronghold Helpers Foundation, cagintua e.V. has commenced a project, „EMIN- Employment and Migration Information in Nigeria. Where we intend to train 15 women and men as professional hair dressers with recognised certificates and as migration information mutiplicators. (on going)
Cagintua e.V. has volunteers in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin Republic and Kenya
Cagintua e.V. is a migrants organisation formed by refugees in the year 2007 in the city of Bad Belzig. The aim of these group of African refugees while creating this organisation is to focus on activities and projects that aim at making Africa a better place to live.
Cagintua e.V. has worked with different organisations in the past and we are still working with different organisations now to carry out different small scale projects in Brandenburg and in Africa.
It is our believe that as a young organisation, our cooperation with bigger and experienced organisation will increase our experience and empower us in future projects.
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Ministerial Dialogue and Cooperation for Development
Bad governance and corruption are mostly blamed for poverty in Africa.
How can the African political refugees gain more political experience and support through the cooperation with „Landeszentrales für politische Bildung?“
In which way could the African governments benefit from the political experience of refugees and Africans in Diaspora?
A ministerial dialogue with Herr Günter Baaske, Mister für Bildung, sport and Youth, Land Brandenburg
Ort: Infocafe Bad Belzig
Diplomatic Dialogue Against Deportation.
„Duldungs“ and possibilities of marriage.
Many refugees do not have idea that it is possible for them to get married at their embassies in Berlin. Many refugees that have „Duldung“ refuse to go forward for marriage because they fear if they do so they could be deported. Some lost the opportunities to get married because of fear of deportation. Many of them now live under ground for fear of deportation.
However some African Embassies allow refugees to get married at the embassy.
What procedures are there to follow for refugees with duldung who want to get married at their embassies. What should the refugees know about obtaining their countries passports and travelling certificate?
Is it possible for refugees with duldung to go to the marriage office in Germany and marry without fear of deportation.
A diplomatic dialogue with some African embassies in Berlin.
Sep. 10 in Potsdam
Youth Against Violence and Terrorism
Terrorist group like ISIS and Boko Haram are recruiting young people to join their deadly groups.
Many young people have been decieved by terrorist groups like ISIS and Boko haram to join their groups using various tricks. In most cases the affected young people lost their lives.
Why do some young people join violent and terrorist groups?
This seminar will examine the tricks used by terrorist groups to recruit young people into their groups.. What can a parent do if she suspects that her child is behaving strangely while respecting the privacy of the child? How does a parent know if a child is getting involved in activities relating to terrorism? What should the parent do to prevent their children from joining terrorist groups? This seminar will discourage young people from joining terrorist groups.
July 29 in Bad Belzig
Residence Permit, Dialogue for Works and Accommodations
Refugees spend most of their years in the refugees camps. After they gain their rresidence permit, they are faced with challenges of looking for work and accommodations.
Many give up and they start to collect social money every month because they fail to get work. Many refugees still remain in refugees camp after they were given residence permit because they fail to get accommodations.
What are the opportunities opened to refugees with new residence permit? How can they overcome their challenges?
When can a refugee start to look for work? How can a refugee that lives in rural area moves to the city to find work when he has no relatives to live with in the city?
How and when to apply for „Arbeitlos Geld II?“ What to do if your application for „Arbeitlos Geld II is rejected?
A dialogue with Labour office
Educational Dialogue Against Truancy Among Migrant Students.
Many migrant students have given up totally about attending schools. Some parents do not have enough time for looking after their children because such parents work from morning till late night.
Findings show that children that get support from parents for their homeworks perform better than those that do not get support from parents. How can the parents help their children to develop interest in homme work?
This seminar will encourage parents to give more support to their children. It will discourage truancy among migrant students.
Cultural cooperation with Music and Dance for peace.
Details about this Seminar will be published soon.
Venue: Friedrich-Engels Str. 22, 14473 Potsdam Germany
11:00 Visit to Bundestag(Parliament)/Refugees camp. Participation at this visit is also free but requires seperate registration. (CLOSED)
Venue: Freiland Potsdam
9:30 Welcome Coffee, reflection on the visit to Refugees camp/Bundestag(Parliament)
10:00 Opening speech and welcome address:
Anne Quart, Staatssekritarin für Europa Entwicklungspolitik und Verbraucherschutz.
***Representative of her Ecxellency, the Ambassador of Ghana in Germany(Details soon)
Dr. Doris Lemmermeier Integrationsbeauftragte des Landes Brandenburg
Elisabeth Bolda, Engagement Global/Außenstelle Berlin/Brandenburg
Rahime Dialo, VENROB e.V.
Obiri Mokini, Cagintua e.V.
10:30 Situation about refugees in Brandenburg
Dr. Doris Lemmermeier Integrationsbeauftragte des Landes Brandenburg
11:15 Political engagement in Germany.
The political system/Political engagement in Germany
Joy Alemanzung – Engagement Global Außenstelle Stuttgart
12:00 Fighting Corruption in Africa
Fighting against corruption, the roles of various governemnets, the students, civil society, international community and migrants.
Chantal UwimanaTransparency International,
Dr. Olaoye, university of Linkoln
14:00 Seminar room1 Die Ebola-Epidemie
Current information about Ebola-Epidemic in West Africa and health care of refugees. ( Christoph Höhn Ärzte ohne Grenzen,Rosaline Mbayo Afrikaherz,)
14:00 Seminar room 2. Boko Haram Terrorist Group
The terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The latest information about this group.
Anika Becher,Amnesty International.
15:00 Short Break
15:30 Self employment among African migrants in Germany. Charlotte Große, IQ e.V.
16:00 Seminar room 1. Youth Empowerment
Empowerment of youth -The participation of young people in economic and political developments in Africa. Two successful stories.
David Afreh,(Ghana) Olukemi Olapade (Nigeria)(via skype)
16:00 Seminar room 2.
The roles of women activists and their participation in social and political development at grassroot level.
Elisabeth Belloe. Lily Yeboa
17:00 End of day 2.
19:00 Conference dinner, Cultural music and dancing.
Venue: Freiland Potsdam
11.00 Political engagement and hope of returnees
What political and economic future can the migrants and refugees willing to return to Africa expect. Maxime Sondji.
13.00 Economic Partnership between European Union and ECOWAS: How the Ant negotiates with the Elephant". James Nyomakwa-Obimpeh, Marie Curie Researcher, EU External Policies University of Cologne/University of Edinburgh
13.30 Students and Migrants Cultural Exchange.
The roles of student organizations in Africa and in Germany. How can the co-operation between students unions in Germany and in Afrrica lead to development?
15.00 Conference summary
16.00 End of conference
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4. African Cultures and Democratic Dialogue
In cooperation with Engagement Global, Außenstelle
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