On 17 July, participants of the DAAD-funded SDG Graduate School 'Performing Sustainability - Cultures and Development in West-Africa' were guests at the ABI. During the two-day workshop, which also took place at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), the doctoral students presented their research on migration, land conflicts and resistance to the Boko Haram group, located in Ghana and Nigeria, and discussed it together with the scientists of the ABI. The ABI doctoral students Michael Cobb and Erik Plänitz also presented their doctoral projects.
The interdisciplinary Research Training Group is led by three universities: Maiduguri (Nigeria), Cape Coast (Ghana) and Hildesheim (Germany). All of the research projects in the program focus on innovative research that combines approaches from performance, art, and culture. The research results should contribute to sustainable development in the participating countries, as agreed in the goals (Sustainable Development Goals, SDG) of the United Nations (UN). A special focus is therefore placed on questions of peace and conflict resolution.