8:00          REGISTRATION

9:00          OPENING REMARKS

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode – Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Prof. Dr. John Gartchie Gatsi – Dean of the School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Dr. Ursula Paintner  – Head of Division Development Cooperation and Transregional Programmes, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

9:15          KEYNOTE – Title to be confirmed

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Dr. Joachim Stamp – Deputy State Premier of North Rhine-Westphalia , Minister for Children, Family, Refugees and Integration of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

9:40          BACKGROUND AND STRUCTURE OF THE SME INDEX AFRICA

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode – BRS Institute of International Studies at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

10:15 – 10:45       COFFEE BREAK

10:45 – 12:00       PARALLEL SESSIONS

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Business & Entrepreneurship
ROOM C115

 

Session Chair: Dr. Luc Da Gbadji

1. SME Growth in Ghana: The role of the telecommunication liberalization
Eric Osei Owusu-Kumi – Ghana Technology University College, Ghana
Millicent Asah-Kissiedu – KoforiduaTechnical University, Ghana
Frank Senyo Logio – Ghana Technology University College, Ghana

2. Entrepreneurship training and performance of businesses among youth school dropouts
Muhammed Ngoma, Peter Ntale, Richard Ntalumbwa – Makerere University Business School, Uganda

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS || Entrepreneurial Education
ROOM C117

 

Session Chair: Ms. Christine Freitag

1. University-Industry Linkages in Kenya: Institutional Capacities and Gaps
Laban P. Ayiro – Daystar University, Kenya

2. Promotion of Entrepreneurial Education at Mount Kenya University,
Dr. Peter G. Kirira – Mount Kenya University, Kenya

WORLD CAFÉ || University-Industry Linkages
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Session Chair: Ms. Sarah Friedrichs 

Diversity (competence) as entrepreneurial asset and universities’ contribution
Sarah Friedrichs – Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences,  Germany

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS || Tourism
ROOM C119

 

Session Chair: Dr. David Rempel

1. Redevelopment of Fosu Lagoon, Cape Coast, into an Ecotourism Enclave
Haruna Ndebugri – Cape Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ghana

2. Paragliding as a Tool for Promoting Tourism in Ghana
Michael Kissi, Lucy Deborah – Cape Coast Technical University, Ghana

PANEL DISCUSSION || University-Industry Linkages
Room C120

 

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Rosemond Boohene

Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial University: a case of Cape Coast Technical University
Prof. Dr. Rosemond Boohene, Dr. Nina Afriyie, Dr. Keren Naa Abeka Arthur – University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Prof. Dr Pascal Doh – University of Tampere, Finland

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  E-learning & Digital Entrepreneurship (Digitalization)
ROOM C130

 

Session Chair: Mr. Stefan Freitag

1. Boosting Digital Africa : A framework to run digital transformation
Karim Baïna, ENSIAS – Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco

2. Codeshare-Teaching – How to teach in two locations simultaneously
Prof. Dr. Ralf Meyer – Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

12:00 – 13:30       LUNCH

13:30 – 14:45       PARALLEL SESSIONS

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Business & Entrepreneurship
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Session Chair: Dr. Luc Da Gbadji

1. Exploratory Study of the Entrepreneurial Eco-system in Central Region, Ghana
Dr. Mavis Mensah, Dr. Edward Amarteifio – University of Cape Coast, Ghana

2. Assessing tax evasion among SMEs on the Ghanaian economy
Dr. Abdul-Aziz Abdul Rahama – Kumasi Technical University, Ghana

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Entrepreneurial Education
ROOM C117

 

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Ralf Meyer

1. Fostering self-employment after graduation: Lessons from the Supervised Agribusiness Projects at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Dr. Martin Bosompem – University of Cape Coast, Ghana

2. Contents, curricula and teaching methodologies of entrepreneurial education
Augustus Mutemi Mbila – Mount Kenya University, Kenya

WORLD CAFÉ ||  Business & Entrepreneurship
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Session Chair: Ms. Sonja Mattfeld

Doing business between SMEs: Personal interactions as success factor
Sonja Mattfeld, Prof. Dr. Tilo Halaszovich – Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Tourism
ROOM C119

 

Session Chair: Dr. David Rempel

1. Women entrepreneurial journeys through tourism in Ghana,
Albert Kimbu, Anna de Jong, Manuel Alector Riberio, Cristina Figuora – University of Survey, UK
Dr. Issahaku Adam, Ewoenam Afenyo-Agbe – University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Ogechi Adeola – Pan Atlantic University, Nigeria

2. Market Potential of Eco-Mountain-Bike Cycling Tours in Kenya – Expert survey
Prof. Dr. Felix Wölfle, Marcel Kremser – International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef – Bonn

PANEL DISCUSSION ||  University-Industry Linkages
ROOM C120

 

Session Chair: Ms. Almuth Dörre

Creating Synergies: Best practices in university-enterprise cooperation
Almuth Dörre – Agentur für Wirtschaft & Entwicklung, Germany
Oliver von Malm, Start Somewhere gemeinnützige GmbH
Holger Schönherr – SUNfarming

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS ||  Business & Entrepreneurship
ROOM C130

 

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Rosemond Boohene

1. BET Ghana Baseline Survey of the Consumer Goods and Food Processing Industry in Ghana
Prof. Dr. Ernest Abano – University of Cape Coast, Ghana

2.  GTAI in Africa – Supporting trade and investment with business information
Wolfgang Karg, Dr. Felix Guntermann – German Trade and Invest (GTAI), Germany

14:45 – 15:15       COFFEE BREAK

15:15 – 16:30       PARALLEL SESSIONS

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Business & Entrepreneurship
ROOM C115

 

Session Chair: Dr. Luc Da Gbdaji

1. Strategic Planning Competitive Advantage: Employee Behaviour Structure Perspective
Jackson K. Maingi, Zachary B. Awino, Peter O. K’Obonyo, Ganesh P. Pokhariya – University of Nairobi, Kenya

2. Exploring the determinants of German SMEs internationalization in Sub-Saharan Africa
Tarek Lafi, Mara Baier, Dr. Luc Da Gbadji – Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Entrepreneurial Education
ROOM C117

 

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Francis Boachie Mensah

1. PAUWES-MDE: An Online Programme for Mini-Grid Digitalization Entrepreneurship Pan African
Dr. Erick Gankam Tambo, Brian Oduor, Axel Nguedia Nguedoung, Daniel Harding, Alberto Sanchez – United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Germany

2. A case study of Mount Kenya University Enterprise Academy, Kenya
Dr. Nancy Cheseto – Mount Kenya University, Kenya

WORLD CAFÉ  ||  University-Industry Linkages
ROOM C118

 

Session Chair: Ms. Christine Freitag

Entrepreneurial Universities – How can joint international university projects contribute to universities becoming entrepreneurial universities?
Christine Freitag – Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dr. Mildred Nawiri – Kenyatta University, Kenya
Dr. Peter Kirira – Mount Kenya University, Kenya
Elisabeth Erning – Leuphana University, Germany
Robert Meyer – Leipzig University, Germany
Dr. Hartmut Domröse – Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design, Germany

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS || Consumer Goods & Food Processing Industry
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Session Chair: Mr. Marc Zander

1. Participatory Action Research to Developing Acceptable Provitamin A Fortified Gari,
Prof. Dr. Ernest Ekow Abano, Enoch T. Quayso, Dr. Martin Bosompem, Emmanuel Atorah, Margaret Forson – University of Cape Coast, Municipal Assembly, Elmina, Ghana

2. Factors influencing consumers’ choice of rice in the Tamale metropolis
Albert Anumel, Dr. Gloria K.Q. Agyapong, Prof. Dr. Francis O. Boachie-Mensah – University of Cape Coast, Ghana

PRESENTATION & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Business & Entrepreneurship, Sustainable & Responsible Business
ROOM C120

 

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Klaus Deimel

1. MEETAfrica: Support programme for diaspora entrepreneurship in Africa
Danielle Briche – Campus France, France
Kerstin Schaub – GIZ, Germany

2. Research and teaching linkages among universities for sustainable development
Dr. Beatrice Awori Bunyasi – Kenyatta University, Kenya

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Sustainable & Responsible Business
ROOM C130

 

Session Chair: Ms. Eileen Küpper

1. Developing the Circular Economy in Uganda: Prospects for Academia-Public-Private-Partnerships
Dr Frederick Kakembo – Ndejje University, Uganda

2. Measuring the Performance of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds in Kenya: A DEA Approach
Prof. Cyrus Iraya Mwangi – University of Nairobi, Kenya

POSTER PRESENTATION
LOBBY

16:45        KEYNOTE – Win-Win-Win: Entrepreneurial Success, Women’s Empowerment & Development Impact in Africa

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Jessica Espinoza – Senior Manager Corporate Strategy & Development Policy, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany

17:15        CLOSING DAY 1

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode – Vice-President for International Affairs and Diversity, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Prof. Dr. Rosemond Boohene – Project Leader BET Ghana & visiting Professor Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

9:00        OPENING REMARKS DAY 2

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode – Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

9:10        KEYNOTE – “The Africa Business Network”

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Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker – Member of the German Bundestag and Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Germany

9:30        KEYNOTE – ICTs and their influence on the economic development in Africa

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Prof. Dr. Bitange Ndemo – Professor for Entrepreneurship, University of Nairobi, Kenya

10:00 – 11:15          PARALLEL SESSIONS

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Business & Entrepreneurship
ROOM C115

 

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Rosemond Boohene

1. Intellectual Property Laws in Ghana: Implications for Small and Medium Enterprises
Prof. Dr. Daniel Agyapong, Dr. Keren Naa Abeka Arthur – University of Cape Coast, Ghana

2. Effective legal protection through arbitration– a success factor for SMEs
Dr. Markus Burianski – White & Case LLP Frankfurt, Germany

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Entrepreneurial Education
ROOM C117

 

Session Chair: Dr. Udo Scheuer

1. Entrepreneurial intentions turnaround strategies and experiential learning: Review of literature
Dr. Evans Mwiti – Mount Kenya University, Kenya

2. Soft skills training and its effect on principal’s performance in secondary schools in Kenya
Dr. Peter Nyaga Muchanje – Kenyatta University, Kenya

WORLD CAFÉ  ||  Entrepreneurial Education
ROOM C118

 

Session Chair: Mr. Erich Thaler

Passport: Afrilabs’ entrepreneur in-residence mobility scheme
Erich Thaler – Afrilabs, Switzerland

PRESENTATION & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Business & Entrpreneurship
ROOM C119

 

Session Chair: Dr. Luc Da Gbadji

1. A model for Expansion of Start-ups into Emerging Markets
Dr. Mohammes Khalil, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

2. Digitization and innovation as a driver of Sole proprietorship in Ghana
Linus Agbleze – Astute Business Consulting, Ghana

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Tourism
ROOM C120

 

Session Chair: Dr. David Rempel

1. The “Hospitality Entrepreneur” In Tourism Education in Ghana, Africa
Monica Frimpong, Osae-Akonnor – Quist Evelyn, Sunyani Technical University, Ghana
Vida Commey – Kumasi Technical University, Ghana

2. Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm Performance of Tourist Accommodation Establishment in Ghana
Dr. Edward Nii Amar Amarteifio – University of Cape Coast, Ghana

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  || E-learning & Digital Entrepreneurship (Digitalization)
ROOM C130

 

Session Chair: Daniel Seibert

1. International Collaboration in eLearning – Experiences from the RARSUS Project
Margaret Koli, Daniel Harding, Dr. Emmanuel Cheo, Yannick Schillinger, Alberto Sanchez, Axel Nguedia Nguedoung – United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Germany

2. Africa 4.0 – Creating a SME landscape while leapfrogging conventional education
Gabriele Riedmann de Trinidad – MD platform3L GmbH, Germany

11:15 – 11:45        COFFEE BREAK & POSTER SESSION

11:45 – 13:00        PARALLEL SESSIONS

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Business & Entrepreneurship
ROOM C115

 

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Rosemond Boohene

1. CCTU Eco-Guesthouse Business Plan Development: Reflections and Lessons
S. Agyefi-Mensah, M. Kissi, B.E. Attom, A. Ayai-Koi – Cape Coast Technical University, Ghana

2. Intention of sole proprietors to switch to limited liability companies
Emmanuel Kofi Owusu, Richard Nana Boateng – University of Education Winneba, Ghana

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Entrepreneurial Education
ROOM C117

 

Session Chair: Dr. Udo Scheuer

1. What works in Icubation? Lessons from Chandaria Innovation Center, Kenya
Pamela Mbae – Kenyatta University, Kenya

2. Quest for Entrepreneurial University in Kenya: Optimizing University-Industry Collaborations
Dr. Martin Ogola Odongo – Kenyatta University, Kenya

WORLD CAFÉ  ||  E-learning & Digital Entrepreneurship (Digitalization)
ROOM C118

 

Session Chair: Ms. Regina Brautlacht

Digitalization and Internationalization: Opportunities and Challenges in Higher Education
Regina Brautlacht, Martina Grein – Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Prof. Dr. Daniel Agyapong – University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Prof. Dr. Lurdes Martins – Polythenic of Visue, Portugal
Dr. Joseph Owino – University of Nairobi, Kenya

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS  ||  Business & Entrepreneurship
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Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Klaus Deimel

1. New way of learning focused on self-employed entrepreneurship @ UJUZI Vocational Institute in Ukunda / South Coast Kenya
Ulrich Meyer-Berhorn – Humanitas Activa, Germany
Prof. Dr. Christoph Zacharias – Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

2. Emotional Intelligence and SMEs’ performance in the Accra Metropolis, Ghana
Dr. Regina Appiah-Gyimah, – Accra Technical University, Ghana

PRESENTATION & DISCUSSIONS ||  Tourism
ROOM C120

 

Session Chair: Dr. David Rempel

1. Destination Kenya for the German tourist market: What potential does an ecofriendly tourist attraction have in East Africa (Kenya)?Julia Achter, Dominik Schneider, Dr. David Rempel – International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef – Bonn

2. Tourism Entrepreneurship in Rural Ghana: Opportunities and Concerns
Dr. Ewoenam Afua Afenyo-Agbe – University of Cape Coast, Ghana

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS || University-Industry Linkages
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Session Chair: Prof. Dr. John Gartchie Gatsi

1. The role of transfer organizations to facilitate application of research results in food industry
Christophe Cotillo – ACTIA – The French Network for Food Technology Institutes, France

2. Internship program between environmental health graduates and ministry of health
Vivian Mmbone Mwalenga – Mount Kenya University, Kenya
Ibrahim Basweti Nyasani – Ministry of Health, Kenya

13:15        SUMMARIES AND CONCLUDING REMARKS

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bode – Vice-President for International Affairs and Diversity, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Prof. Dr. Rosemond Boohene – Project Leader BET Ghana & visiting professor Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

START OF THE “5TH SEASON”: CARNIVAL IN THE RHINELAND

13:30        LUNCH and end of conference