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CAS in African Affairs and Intercultural Competence

Doing business in an African context characterised by rapid change and striking continuity, vast opportunities and manifold risks is as compelling as it is challenging. The CAS in African Affairs and Intercultural Competence exists to equip professionals working in an African context with the knowledge, skills and resources that enable them to efficiently and sustainably communicate, collaborate and organise. 

CAS in African Affairs and Intercultural Competence
  • Consolidate your professional experience in an African context 
  • Enhance your knowledge in the fields of African society, politics and economy 
  • Deepen your appreciation of the continent’s potential and challenges 
  • Further develop your intercultural communication and management skills 

The study programme includes topics such as Africa’s historical foundations; social, natural and economic resources; international relations and global trade; development cooperation; statehood and governance; the role of religion, media, and art in African societies; compliance and accountability; as well as theories and practice of intercultural communication and management.

As a participant, you will engage with local cases, continental phenomena, global processes and cross-cultural interaction. In the frame of your individual CAS project you will apply the knowledge and skills you have developed to a practical challenge or a particular problem set in your professional environment.

Course schedule:
Session 1: Intercultural Competence
17/18 May 2018

Session 2: What is Africa?
21/22/23 June 2018

Session 3: State and Society
13/14 September 2018

Session 4: Resources and Potential
18/19/20 October 2018

Session 5: Africa and the World
22/23 November 2018

Session 6: Intercultural Management
7/8/9 February 2019

Concluding Session
11/12 April 2019


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Target audience Professionals in private enterprises, public agencies and NGOs who work in Africa or engage with African partners, staff or clients
Organizer Centre for African Studies Basel
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Cost of participating CHF 6200 (CHF 5600 if booked by 15 december 2017)

Professors and academic staff of the Centre for African Studies and the University of Basel; external academic and professional experts

Pascal Schmid
Centre for African Studies Basel
Petersgraben 11
4051 Basel
+41 (0)61 267 34 82




Centre for African Studies Basel
Rheinsprung 21
4051 Basel

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