GFA celebrates its 40th anniversary

Posted on 12 Apr, 2022 by Anja Desai

2022 is a special year for GFA. Fourty years ago, Hans Jahnke and Johannes Lagemann founded GFA in Hamburg, originally called Gesellschaft für Agrarprojekte in Übersee. The company that started from small beginnings today employs more than 1,500 people worldwide. Have a glimpse at our 2012 anniversary publication "think!" that provides you with a vivid insight into the development and work of GFA in the 30 years from 1982 to 2012.

This year, between 18 May and 6 July, we will celebrate the GFA anniversary with a series of events on current topics in international cooperation at six different locations in Germany and abroad. Our kick-off in Hamburg will start with a panel on how the role of consulting in development cooperation has changed over time and how GFA has changed accordingly: 40 years of GFA - looking back into the future.

More events with exciting experts and subsequent parties will follow in Königstein at our subsidiary HEAT, in Bonn at GFA B.I.S., in Tirana/Albania, in Berlin, and in Dakar/Senegal. Two events will be streamed live online - open to the public. The other events will be on invitation only but video material will be posted online one day after the event.

Have a look at our anniversary website.

International cooperation has always had to find and implement solutions to complex global challenges. In the anniversary panels, we would like to contribute to these solutions by presenting promising pathways and food for thought related to current challenges such as digitization, climate change, and how consulting work will change its face in the future.

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