The European Business Council for Africa

On 25 January 2023, from 1600 -1800 EAT

Addis Ababa and online

On 25 January 2023, from 1600 -1800 EAT, ECDPM are co-organising a hybrid event in Addis Ababa with the EU delegation to the AU, the Egyptian embassy and the permanent mission to the AU, ACET, ISS and PCNS to take stock of recent advances and continued challenges in Africa-Europe climate and energy diplomacy and to identify ways to partner.


16h00 - 16h05 - Welcome

16h05 -16h15 - H.E. Amb. Birgitte Markussen, EU Ambassador to the AU and UNECA

16h15 -16h25 - H.E. Amb. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, AU Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (tbc)

16h25 -16h35 - H.E. Amb. Mohamed Gad, Ambassador of Egypt to Ethiopia and the AU

16h35 - 16h50 Presentation of key messages from expert workshop on Africa-Europe cooperation on climate and energy by Alfonso Medenilla, Head of Climate and Energy, ECDPM

16h50 - 17h50 - Panel discussion and Q&A

Moderated by John Asafu Adjaye, Senior Fellow, ACET


Dr. Rebekah Shirley, Director of Research, Data & Innovation, WRI Africa

Professor Larabi Jaïdi, Senior Fellow, Policy Centre for the New South

Jean-Paul Adam, Director for Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management, UNECA (tbc)

Sébastien Treyer, Executive Director, IDDRI

17h50 - 18h00 - Concluding remarks and closing

Registration here.