In this blog, Leo Roberts (ODI), stresses the importance of the private sector in shifting the energy landscape in African countries. The analysis focuses on Kenya.
Vittorio Capici stresses the importance of urbanization and the implications this process brings with itself. In this blog the author picks Ethiopia and the ‘Villagization program’ as a case study to further his analysis.
Emmanuel de Groof and Sanne Thijssen suggest that political leaders can find allies in philanthropists – and vice versa – to open the dialogue on family planning and to drive the potential of African youth. Population growth is in itself not a problem; however, it can become one when a country’s economy and infrastructure do not follow suit.
Rebecca Symington and Aaron Leopold describes what are obstacles for private investment in renewable energy in Africa.
Irene Schöfberger and Bernardo Venturi contest myths around the migration and development link, providing possible actions African and European policy makers.
This event has been the second in this meetings series, focusing on the migration-development nexus. The event explored the debate on
Giulia Maci, Laure Criqui, Jean Bossuyt, Paola Lucci make the case for an European and African comprehensive urban strategy.
The event is organized in collaboration with Cities Alliance and will explore how the EU external action towards urban development in Africa will evolve, after decades of “good governance” reforms that largely failed to address Africa’s urban challenges. It will map relevant urban trends in the continent, good local practices and current EU tools, facilitate exchange of ideas about co-produced policy, and imagine urban futures.
With a view to he upcoming AU Summit on 1-2 July in Nouakchott, Geert Laporte (ECDPM) examines the negotiating mandate of the ACP group.
Volker Hauck and Matthias Deneckere (ECDPM) write on how an off-budget European Peace Facility Instrument could support African-led peace initiatives.