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Dino in the Room: Civil society dialogue on German colonial history in Tanzania

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With the dialogue forum "Dino in the Room" on May 14 and 15, 2024, the Heinrich Böll Foundation offers a space for civil society voices from Tanzania and Germany in the context of remembrance work. They hope for broad-based, new ethic of relations to emerge through the mutual perception of other experiences, through the recognition of guilt and trauma on the part of the German perpetrator society.

Remembering for the present and the future: New Ethics in the relationship between Tanzania and Germany  

Things are beginning to move in relations between Tanzania and Germany. Since President Steinmeier's visit to Songea at the end of 2023, opportunities have opened up for a new phase in coming to terms with the intertwined history. Both governments are currently working to find a formal framework for restitution and remembrance work. In order for this to have the longest possible impact, it is essential that civil society initiatives are also integrated into the intergovernmental agreements.

As a part of a dialogue of the forum, Andresas Mehler will discuss this topic with Katja Keul, MdB, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office, H.E. Hassan Iddi Mwamwetai, Ambassador of the Republic of Tanzania to the Federal Republic of Germany and Anael Gerald Moshi Meli, descendant Mangi Meli.

More information on this and other items on the program of the dialogue forum and the livestream of the event can be found on the Heinrich Böll Foundation website.

Who?Andreas Mehler, Katja Keul, H.E. Hassan Iddi Mwamwetai, Anael Gerald Moshi Meli
Where? Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Conference Center, Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin & via lifestream online