The European Business Council for Africa

This webinar on 20 September 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00 hrs. (CEST) will offer an opportunity to discuss the scenarios of value chains reconfiguration occurring as a response to the pandemic and the multiple forces pushing to reorganize supply chains across the globe, and the impacts these changes can have on developing countries. The webinar will help to clarify the fragilities of GVCs exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the new opportunities which could ensue by a renowned global division of labour.

The roundtable will contribute to clarify scenarios of international production networks organization globally, the implications on different developing countries and the required updates in their policy frameworks to benefit from a fast-changing landscape. The webinar will also contribute to support developing countries in updating their national and regional policy frameworks in a strategic way, in terms of industries, typology of policy measures, partnerships and financing for production development, taking into account the new technologies and the global reorganization of trade and production.

The webinar brings together policymakers from various developing countries academic experts in an attempt to offer to the audience both a snapshot of developing countries’ policy experience in the current scenario and a more general and macro perspective.

Programme Timetable


Welcome and introductory remarks


Developing countries and GVCs in fast changing global scenario


GVCs in transition: a global perspective


Open discussion


Wrap up and closing


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