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Promoting good governance and civil society for African scholarship holders

LEAD! — Leadership for Africa

LEAD! regularly brings together African students who are funded under the Leadership for Africa programme. On the one hand, LEAD! teaches the basics of good governance and civil society, while also imparting professional skills. 

During the LEAD! Summer School 2022, participants visited the German Academic Exchange Service and the UN Campus in Bonn, among other places. Together, the students discussed their respective plans for a time after graduation. The UN debates went down particularly well with the participants. In this context, questions of fair water distribution were discussed as well as the overdue reform of the UN Security Council.

The online programme of the current winter semester focuses on professional soft skills. The LEAD! programme for the first cohort concludes in January with a final weekend in Cologne.

Impressions from the Summer School 2022

Contact Person

Georg Verweyen in  front of the LEAD! Logo
Dr. Georg Verweyen
Project Coordinator

International Office

Team International Students
Student Service Centre

Telephone +49 221 470-7949
E-mail G.Verweyen(at)


LEAD! Project Coordination

LEAD! is a programme run by the University of Cologne and provides an additional programme for DAAD scholarship holders, in the Leadership for Africa initiative.

LEAD! is funded by the Foreign Office of Germany through the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD.