CAS in African Affairs and Intercultural Competence

Do you work in Africa? Or do you engage with African partners, staff or clients? Working 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.

•    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.

Download course flyer 2017/18 (pdf)