Meet the WIDU Advisory Board and Team
Together with the African diaspora in Europe we unlock the potential of African new and existing micro and small businesses for economic and social development. To achieve this vision, WIDU.africa works closely with representatives from the African diaspora to gain critical insights and receive recommendations from the board of advisory.
Read more about the members of the advisory board and the team behind the project below.
WIDU Advisory Board
A WIDU.africa advisory board was established in August 2019 and currently is comprised of 19 members. It is headed by Mr. Günter Nooke, the Representative for Africa of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The board consists of representatives from the Ethiopian, Ghanaian, Kenyan and Togolese diaspora, representatives from the diplomatic missions in Germany of all the African countries WIDU.africa is currently active in, representatives from civil society organisations such as Transparency International e.V., Brot für die Welt e.V., Kiel Institute for the World Economy, German Africa Foundation e.V. as well as resource persons from pan-African organisations, African FinTech organisations and other African private sector experts in Germany. Board meetings take place twice a year.
The independent and experienced experts aim to provide accompanying advice, knowledge, critical insights and recommendations to the project.
The WIDU team, whose responsibilities include managing the project and the online platform, is dispersed between various locations, including each of the participating African countries and the GIZ headquarters in Eschborn, Germany, as well as the regional office in Feldafing.
WIDU in Germany
WIDU Ghana and Togo