On October 17th, current and former AGNES chairs (Prof. Dr. Romain Glèlè Kakaï and Dr Heather Marco) met with Dr Daniela Kneissl during the Humboldt award winners’ forum held in Bonn from 16-20 October, 2019. They took the opportunity to discuss organization of the upcoming Humboldt colloquium in Yaounde (March 2020) and issues related to AGNES grant programmes and 2019 AGNES financial report.