African states and the European Union (EU) are expected to negotiate a new strategy to be adopted at the EU-Africa Summit scheduled for October 2020. To frame the negotiations, a European Commission communique proposed key areas for consideration: green transitions and energy access, digital transformation, sustainable growth and jobs, peace and governance, and migration and mobility.
This seminar will discuss whether these five areas align with African priorities, and the likely impact of COVID-19 on EU-Africa engagement.
Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS
Hafsa Maalim, Policy Analyst, African Union
George Mukundi, CEO, Maendeleo Group
Geert Laporte, Director, European Think Tanks Group and Deputy Director, European Centre for Development Policy Management
Tsion Tadesse Abebe, Senior Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa