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Meridia Partners & ADEPT event: Africa’s debt: to write off or not to write off?
September 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ADEPT and MERIDIA Partners are jointly organising a webinar series under the theme «Beyond Aid: Rerouting Africa-Europe relations ».
The first webinar will be on “Africa’s debt: to write off or not to write off?”
Register here: buff.ly/3lg9fuG
Calls for Africa’s debt relief have intensified amid the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and as African economies struggle under the strain of the crisis. In light of the EU’s ambition to strengthen its strategic alliance with Africa, it is urgent to open a frank discussion among stakeholders on this issue, as the topic of debt forgiveness has invited itself at the negotiation table.
This is the first in a series of virtual events organised by ADEPT and MERIDIA Partners and taking place between September and October 2020 and leading up to the AU-EU Summit at the end of October.
The events are meant to increase the share of voice for African private sector, civil society and diaspora organisations in the framework of the upcoming Summit. They are designed to discuss the ability to align Africa and European priorities, provide a set of recommendations and deliver on the narrative of a renewed Africa-Europe relationship, which focuses on moving away from dependency towards partnership. As European institutions have engaged negotiations with African partners in view of jointly endorsing a new comprehensive EU strategy with Africa at the Summit, the events will cover five themes of relevance for a true and fair partnership between Africa and Europe: debt, migration, trade & investment, climate, and youth.
See the whole webinar series program below:
10th September : Africa’s debt: to write off or not to write off?
17th September : Migration & mobility: where next?
24th September : Youth entrepreneurship in Africa: The silver bullet? (in partnership with ADYFE)
1st October : Climate change cooperation: Can we shift the paradigm?
8th October : Trade & Investment: Can the EU keep the competition at bay?
ETTG is supporting these external events and some of our members will be present.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!