Conference programme

Conference language English

Disease Control and Prevention in Africa:
Current Reforms to Strengthen Regional Cooperation

A detailed programme (pdf-file) can be downloaded here


Day 1 26 March 2015

09.00 hrs Registration
09.30 hrs Welcome
Session I
Ebola: Lessons Learnt
10.00 hrs Keynotes
11.00 hrs Plenary discussion
12.00 hrs Lunch
Session II
New Institutions - More Efficiency
13.00 hrs Inputs
13.40 hrs Comments
Plenary discussion
15.00 hrs Coffee break
Session III
The Health Workforce
15.30 hrs Inputs
16.10 hrs Comments
Plenary discussion

Cultural Programme and Reception

18.00 hrs Sightseeing tour of Potsdam
19.00 hrs Reception hosted by the Minister-President
of Land Brandenburg

Day 2 27 March 2015

Session IV
Research, Development and Pharmaceuticals
09.30 hrs Inputs
10.10 hrs Comments
Plenary discussion
11.00 hrs Coffee break
Session V
Local and International Responsibility Ahead of Crises
11.30 hrs Inputs
12.30 hrs Comments
Plenary discussion
13.30 hrs Closing remarks by the organisers

How to defend digital rights?


Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

:further info here

sef: insights 5-6|2018


How can local media contribute to peaceful societies? Rev Geraldine Fobang from Cameroon and Dr William Tayeebwa from Uganda explain the challenges and chances for peace journalism in armed conflicts at the Berlin Summer Dialogue.

Read the interviews as sef: insights or watch them as video!

:further info here