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October 2020

Lisbon Speed Talks | Africa and Europe: between aid and strategy | 14 october

October 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lisbon Speed Talk | Africa and Europe: between aid and strategy | 14 october

LISBON SPEED TALKS  Africa and Europe: between aid and strategy 14th October 2020 | 18h00-18:30 (CEST)   In the next Lisbon Speed Talk, which will be held next October 14, Geert Laporte talks with the radio-journalist Ricardo Alexandre. Geert Laporte is the Director of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), a network of leading European think tanks with 350 policy researchers working on EU international cooperation for global sustainable development. He is also the Deputy Director of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). Over the…

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Meridia Partners & ADEPT event: Trade & Investment: Can the EU keep the competition at bay?

October 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Trade & Investment: Can the EU keep the competition at bay?

This is the last in a series of five virtual events taking place between September & October 2020 and leading up to the next AU-EU Summit.   This is a Zoom Event. REGISTER HERE For several years now, the new « Scramble » for Africa has translated into increased foreign investment as well as the multiplication and diversification of Africa’s trading partners. In this context and as Africa has embarked on a commercial transformation through the establishment of the continent free…

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DEVCO web Infopoint event with ETTG / IAI: The Farm to Fork Strategy. Cleaning up the EU’s agri food system within and beyond

October 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Farm to Fork Strategy. Cleaning up the EU’s agri food system within and beyond

Link for registration here. The spread of COVID-19 has shown the vulnerabilities of the EU’s food supply chains. These weaknesses have tremendous implications in terms of health, environmental protection and human development, while causing negative externalities in third and developing countries. In this context, in May 2020, the European Commission published its Farm to Fork Strategy, a very ambitious document that is at the heart of the European Green Deal and that aims to lead transition towards more sustainable food…

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IDDRI webinar event: Scaling up to align development banks with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

October 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Scaling up to align development banks with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

English-speaking webinar, with simultaneous translation in French on Zoom.  The first global summit of all public development banks,Finance in Common, taking place from November 9 to 12 in Paris, is a key moment to highlight the role that public development banks can play both in the global economic recovery and in implementing the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. IDDRI, as a scientific partner of the summit, has prepared a study based on interviews with more than twenty public development banks, in order…

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ETTG/ECDPM OECD Webinar – Weathering the storm: what role for multilateral development finance in response to the COVID-19 crisis October 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CET

October 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ETTG OECD Webinar - Weathering the storm: what role for multilateral development finance in response to the COVID-19 crisis

On Thursday 29 of October at 16:00 pm (CET) we will host the ETTG-OECD webinar event on multilateral development finance in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will investigate the dynamics of the Multilateral Development Finance framework in the wake of COVID-19, making concrete recommendations on the most effective and impactful ways forward.  The virtual WEBEX meeting will be in English and last 90 minutes, including Q&A. Panel  Moderator Maria Alejandra Riano, Research Fellow for the Implementation…

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ISPI online roundtable for Europe-Africa: What Chance for the EU New Strategy?

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Europe-Africa: What Chance for the EU New Strategy?

Register here. In March 2020, the European Commission and the High Representative presented a draft for “Comprehensive strategy with Africa”, deeming the continent a top priority for the EU. The document proposed a renewed Euro-African “political alliance” built around five pillars: green transition and access to energy; digital transformation; sustainable growth and employment; peace, security and governance; migration and mobility. The New Strategy draft was meant to be discussed with Africans and to be finalized at a long-awaited European Union-African…

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November 2020

Global Partnership for African Development Virtual Forum: Strengthening Ties, Building Bridges For Recovery And Growth

November 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Lead Africa International

G-PAD 2020: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT Africa has the world’s largest population of young people. By 2030, 20% of the global labour force and approximately 33% of the global youth labour force, are projected to come from Africa. Whereas about 12 million young Africans enter the labour market every year, only 3 million jobs are created in the formal sector. The informal sector provides 85.8% of the total African employment, which absorbs 95% of the youth. The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a…

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December 2020

EU-West Africa cooperation on One Health: learning from COVID-19 to build a stronger partnership

December 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
EU-West Africa cooperation on One Health: learning from COVID-19 to build a stronger partnership

The German Development Institute (DIE), the Africa Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) have joined forces to organise a series of dialogues (on digitalisation, trade, investment, climate) between thinkers and stakeholders from Africa and Europe in an effort to inform the AU-EU summit, with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In that context, we are co-organising a webinar on “EU-West Africa cooperation on One Health:…

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ETTG/ECDPM MFF online workshop event “Programming the NDICI in a post-Covid era”

December 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ECDPM MFF online workshop event “Programming the NDICI in a post-Covid era”

The main objective of the event is to take stock of the progress made with regard to the negotiations of the NDICI and outstanding issues to be solved, as well as to discuss key principles for the programming of the instrument for the period 2021-2027. We would like to use this as an opportunity to facilitate an open discussion between representatives of the EU institutions, think tanks and civil society organisations.   For registration click here.   More specifically, we…

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January 2021

DG INTPA Infopoint web conference event with ETTG – IDDRI on “Public Development Banks and the 2030 Agenda”

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
DG DEVCO Infopoint web conference event with ETTG – IDDRI on “Public Development Banks and the 2030 Agenda”

European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) and Unit INTPA E3 “Sustainable Finance Policy” are organising an InfoPoint Virtual Conference on “Public Development Banks and the 2030 Agenda” which will take place on January 21st 2021 via WEBEX.  Register here. Panel Elize Hadman, acting Head of Unit INTPA E3 “Sustainable Finance Policy”, DG INTPA, European Commission Maria Alejandra Riaño - Research Fellow for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) Jeremie Daussin-Charpantier, Deputy Executive…

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