The African Union will have a full agenda in 2020. Conflict looks set to remain the continent’s main challenge along with the spread of violent extremism and governance deficits in many countries. In addition to rapid responses and mediation, the AU needs to guide African efforts to tackle structural causes of conflict, improve development and boost economic growth. Showing that the Continental Free Trade Area is more than just a vision will be key.
Ahead of the 33rd AU summit, this seminar will reflect on priorities and key trends to watch at the AU this year. High-profile speakers and experts will discuss the APRM as a tool for conflict prevention and development, Egypt’s experience as 2019 AU chair and what to expect from South Africa as it takes over the baton from Egypt this year.
Chair: Dr Roba D Sharamo, Regional Director, ISS Addis Ababa
Prof Eddy Maloka, CEO, African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
Osama Abdel Khalek, Ambassador of Egypt to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the AU
Liesl Louw-Vaudran, Senior Researcher, ISS Pretoria
Dr Mohamed M Diatta, Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa