KAAD offers a series of seminars (duration between three and four days), some of which a directed to the entire community of scholarship holders and others are mainly addressed to the different continental groups. Themes of these events center around issues of development policies and religious topics. Usually specialists from different areas, such as science, politics, society, and Church are invited as speakers.
These seminars form an integral part of our sponsorship programs throughout the time scholarship holders spend in Germany. Seminars shall also prepare the ground for students’ professional re-integration at home.
Another key-aspect of KAAD educational work represent academies and seminars which take place abroad. These regularly scheduled events are co-organized by the Bonn office and regional and local partners.
Stephen Nana Ato Arthur (Ghana)
Stephen Nana Ato Arthur, born in 1961, has been a KAAD-scholar twice and between the two scholarships was not only a period of 12 years but also a very successful political career that has reached a peak in 2012: On 08.12.2012, KAAD got the news that he has won the constituency KEEA as a candidate for Parliament. He will therefore be the first alumnus of KAAD as a member of parliament in an African country.