Germany-Alumni portraits

Eddy Odari: “Helping others like others helped me”

“Nothing good happens unless you do it.” This quotation by the famous German writer Erich Kästner could just as easily be the motto of Kenyan-born Germany-Alumnus Eddy Odari. Alongside his career, he has made it his mission to help socially marginalised people.

Olena Lazorenko: Localising the 2030 Agenda in Ukraine

From global to local: Olena Lazorenko is working to ensure that implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine will also supply solutions to the country’s most pressing problems. The Germany-Alumna is paying particular attention to equality for women in business and academia.

Amina Gharred: An SDG ambassador behind the camera

There is no limit to the creative ways in which we can all contribute to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. Amina Gharred from Tunisia is an SDG ambassador behind the camera. We talked to her about how she uses photography to encourage people to participate and protect their cultural heritage.

Olusegun Osifuye: Nigeria in Maps

Olusegun Osifuye could write long articles or hold rousing speeches to draw attention to the political and social abuses in his home country of Nigeria. Instead, he raises his voice in quite a different way: he publishes thematic maps on the Internet and disseminates them via social media.

Dr. Amel Karboul: “I am a person who loves to be free”

Dr. Amel Karboul studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, completing her degree in just eight semesters and coming top of her year. After 24 years in Europe, she returned to her home country and helped shape Tunisia’s future for a year after she became the country’s tourism minister in January 2014.