The main focus of the night of the African Diaspora Living Legend is to illuminate the potentials and positive achievements of African Migrants in Germany as well as contribute to promoting the goals of People of African Descent in Germany and across Europe. These role models (the Living Legends) are encouraged to continue serving as a positive example and inspirators and motivators as well as mentors for subsequent generations of people of African Descent. Institutions and the society in Germany should become aware of the potentials embedded in these people as well as the need to support and promote their active participation in the development of Germany in general and that of the African Diaspora in particular. We kicked off the Living Legend Event 2016 in Germany with appreciations of Awards to few recipients from the 100 African Living Legend Germany 2016. The hope is to continue to grow every year.
African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition Award (Man of the Year 2016)
Dr. Joy A. Alemazung holds a double MA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and a PhD in Political Science on States Constitutions, Political Transformation and Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa from the University of Kiel, Germany. Dr. Alemazung is presently the project manager for the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria at Engagement Global gGmbH, an institution of the federal ministry of economic cooperation and development responsible for the promotion of civic and political education, development politics and municipal development in the federal states of Germany. He is also an associate lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, School of International Business in Bremen, Germany. After serving as a national board member and project manager for the Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag 2015 (www.kirchentag.de) (http://www.kirchentag.org.uk/) in Stuttgart, Dr. Alemazung was elected member of the presiding national assembly (Präsidialversammlung) of the „Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag“ (made up of all the protestant churches in Germany).
African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition Award (Woman of the Year 2016)
Dr. Susan Enjema Aweh (medical practitioner – facilitator – moderator – inspirational speaker). Through her efforts, many students traveled to Cameroon and other countries for their internship programs. She was awarded the DAAD Prize for Excellence for academics and socio-political engagement in 2007. Despite her demanding career as a medical doctor, she actively facilitated intercultural dialogues in various forums in order to break down barriers of intolerance and xenophobia. As a health educator in innovative preventive medicine, she runs an educative website on health doktorsea.com. She also hosted a video program which educates the masses in pidgin English on important and growing health threats. 2015 she won the Cameroon Career Women’s Award in Medicine.This she combines with her blog “A Sister in Germany” For the jury, it was a unqiestionable achievement that gave her the African woman of the year 2015/2016 in Germany.
African Diaspora Living Legend – Recognition Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Dr. Karamba Diaby is a Chemist and politician (SPD). He made history on September 22, 2013, when he became one of the members of German Federal parliament ( Bundestag) This achievement made him one of the first two Bundestag members of African origin in the history of Germany.