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ISS Seminar: Mapping Africa’s priorities ahead of the EU-AU Summit

April 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mapping Africa's priorities ahead of the EU-AU Summit

ISS Seminar Mapping Africa’s priorities ahead of the EU-AU Summit

Date: 4 June 2020
Time: 15:00 to 16:00 GMT+2
Venue: Online via Zoom, registration required Enquiries: Tsion Tadesse Abebe, tabebe@issafrica.org

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

This event is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.


April 6, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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