The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2014
“Building Economic Bridges to Enhance African Sustainable Development and Economic Growth"
(Berlin; July 25th - 28th, 2014)

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2014 will present the importance of building cultural bridges for the benefits of African national security, economy, and well-being of African citizens, while illustrating the cost-effective advantages of such programs compared to other policy alternatives. The Symposium will bring together African legislators, representatives of the private sector and civil society as well as representatives from the international community to initiate joint-programs that will increase the volume of the African Union and national governments' engagement in cultural diplomacy. The Symposium will campaign for new programs, increased budgets and greater governmental attention of the unique opportunities practicing cultural diplomacy can bring. The Symposium will also publish a report based on the speeches and suggestions from all speakers and participants, which will be delivered to the African Union, African government's policy and decision-makers as well as to the international community.
Symposium Agenda

During the conference, the following themes and issues will be explored:
• The Future of Sustainable Development in Africa
• Sustainable Development Standards and Policies in Africa
• Innovative Strategies for the Future Progress and Success
• The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in furthering Sustainable Development in Africa

Symposium Participants
Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

Symposium Speakers & Delegates
Speakers and delegates during the symposium will include leading politicians, chief diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

Participant Papers
The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Symposia, and would therefore like to welcome participants to submit a paper they would like to be considered for delivery at the Symposium. Following the Symposium, the papers will be included in the proposal document that will be issued and sent to all governments and leaders of the international community.

Certificate of Attendance
All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the Conference Committee.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and submit the online application form:
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