The European Business Council for Africa

November, 30 2022 18.00-21.30
Venue: Swedish Permanent Representation, Square de Meeus 30, 1000 Brussels

December 1 2022 09.00-17.00
Venue: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1000 Brussels
and online via Webex

The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) with the support of the Regional Bureau Africa (RBA) of UNDP is undertaking practical analysis on the combined impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine on Africa and on the Africa-Europe partnership. This analysis will serve as an input in a major event that we will organise in Brussels on November 30 and on December 1, 2022. Participants will include, amongst others, key European and African policy makers, UN agencies and a range of civil society organisations such as leading think tanks and knowledge centres from both Africa and Europe.

On November 30 we will open our discussions with an evening high level panel with African and European policy makers followed by a reception. The event will be streamed.

On December 1 we will organise a full day hybrid event with more in-depth expert discussions aimed to address the implications of the COVID-19 crisis and the war in Ukraine for Africa and Africa-Europe relations and possible ways to deal with these in four different thematic areas:

1.Africa and Europe in the aftermath of COP27: How to deliver results in times of crisis?
2.Growing food insecurity in Africa: How to avoid a new food crisis?
3.Rising authoritarian rule and conflicts: How to turn the tide?
4.Financing sustainability: How to mobilise more and better development finance in times of scarcity?

Registration here.