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The DAAD-funded African Good Governance Network (AGGN) is taking shape: a DAAD selection committee nominated ten new members from Kenya, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Uganda, Togo, Malawi, Zambia, Cameroon and Ethiopia. The AGGN now comprises a group of 32 highly educated African academics who have either studied in Germany or are still studying there. Due to their qualifications they are expected to be among the future decision makers in sub-Saharan Africa. In March, the new AGGN members attended a seminar in Bonn and Brussels to enhance the consciousness and understanding of good governance.
Under the auspices of the German Federal President, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) created the AGGN in early 2007, with the purpose to support the transformation of leadership in African countries.