Alumniportal labs

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Alumniportal labs – Creative space for exchange

Our Labs provide space to enter into a joint dialogue and to develop creative ideas and projects and models. During the one-day event Germany-Alumni come together with local and international experts and representatives from politics, business and civil society as well as with German organisations. They share knowledge, contribute with their range of expertise and network.

Objective of the Alumniportal Labs: exchange and networking

Procedure: Keynote speeches, presentation of project ideas, exchange by participatory methods like LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, Journaling or World Café

Where and when: in selected countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Duration: 1 day

Participation: per application

Labs 2018: “Future of Work”

The future of work is currently being shaped by globalisation and digitalisation. How do these global trends affect job markets and policies? We discuss these and other questions in our Labs “Future of Work”.

Lab 2018: “Success Factors for Citizen Engagement”

Our first Lab in 2018 took place during the “Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development” on March 23 in Bonn, Germany. The topic of the lab: “Success Factors for Citizen Engagement”.

Labs 2017: “No Future without Education”

Do you have innovative ideas on how high-quality, inclusive and fair education can be achieved? This question was the impulse to apply for one of the four “No Future Without Education” Labs the Alumniportal organized in 2017. The Labs took place for the first time and were held in the countries Kenya, Vietnam, India and Ethiopia. 

The 2030 Agenda, which includes 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offers a lot of opportunities for indivduals to show solidarity. How? Visit our section “THE GLOBAL GOALS – powered by Alumni”!

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Hélène Pestel
2 January 2018

Dear Jack,
thank you for your comment and for sharing your thoughts!
It is great to hear about your motivation and your engagement to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals!
You can read about different local initiatives and projects to tackle the challenges of quality and inclusive education that were presente during the lab "No Future Without Education" in Kenya here:
The descriptions of the projects and initiatives presented during the labs held in 2017 in India, Ethiopia and Vietnam will follow soon.

Best regards,
Hélène Pestel
Alumniportal team

Jack Otieno
1 January 2018

"No Future Without Education" Based on the emphasis, let me reiterate the challenges we encounter in trying to embrace education for all.Rural impact plays disadvantage role towards girl child education.Often from traditional perspective, girls are prone to early marriages,Female Genital Mutilation and Early Pregnancies.
With your effort and our collective responsibility,we can decrease the occurrences hence creates education for current and future generation.With the essence of meeting Sustainable Development Goals, proper education with equal measures to civic education will deliver the 2030 United Nations Mission.
I am a UN Volunteer working with Civil Society and Online Volunteer organizations to achieve further implementation of Peace and Development Initiatives.

Juan Carlos Schiappa-Pietra
10 November 2017

Do you plan to bring the Educational Lab Series to South America?
For more than 15 years I have tried to persuade on the interactive use of radio and TV in the education of high school and undergraduate students. I would like to share my experiences on the subject. On 2015 we accomplished the goal of establishing RADIO UNIVERSITÄT LIMA (Radio Universitaria Lima) a multiple layer radio communication instrument for the education of the mentioned target group. Since the community based and self-reliant project was already enfacing severe financial trouble the experience was short living. This project was the first of type in Latin America.
The philosophy behind on what we are struggling to attain in Lima is that education, free education (a dream we are seeing to vanish in the region), is the essential egalitarian principle that opens equal opportunities for all.
So, there is plenty to share an hope you include soon Lima in the Lab Series.
Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos Schiappa-Pietra
Lima, Peru

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