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The Jury

  • Ute Weiland
    CEO of “Germany – Land of Ideas”

  • Dr. Corinna Franke-Wöller
    Director Agency for Business & Economic Development

  • Michael Krake
    Director General „Global health; private sector; trade; rural development“ (acting)
    Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

AGYLE is a programme of the Agency for Business and Economic Development (AWE) and Germany - Land of Ideas. AWE is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by GIZ and DEG.

David Schwake

General Secretary of the German Africa Foundation

David Schwake has held many positions in numerous countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (2009 – 2011). From 2013 – 2015 he was the German Ambassador to South Sudan. Most recently he worked for the United Nations Special Representative for Western Sahara. Since January 2020 he has been Secretary General of the German Africa Foundation.

since 2020
Secretary General of the German Africa Foundation

2017 – 2019
Head of the Office of the UN Special Representative for Western Sahara, most recently Prof Dr Horst Köhler, Berlin / New York

2015 – 2017
Head of the Early Crisis Detection Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Berlin

2013 – 2015
German Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan

2011 – 2013
Deputy Head of the North America Department at the Federal Foreign Office

2009 – 2011
Permanent Representative at the German Embassy Kinshasa,Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

2006 – 2009
Policy Advisor, German Embassy Washington, USA and Exchange Officer at the U.S. State Department

2006 – 2009
Desk officer in the Foreign Policy Department of the Office of the Federal President

2000 – 2003
Culture and Press Officer, German Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

1998 – 2000
Diplomatic training