BRUSSELS: Friends of Europe’s Africa Summit

Join our colleagues at Friends of Europe for the 2019 edition of the annual Africa Summit, entitled ‘Africa Transforming’. The Summit, which will take place on Monday 17 June in Brussels, on the eve of the European Development Days, is organised by the Development Policy Forum, led by Friends of Europe.

The invitation reads: “UNDER DISCUSSION /Both Africa and Europe are in the midst of a massive transformation of their economic, political and social structures. While many welcome these changes, others fear being left behind. Europe and Africa can learn much from each other as they try and tackle these challenges. But this requires a renewed Africa-Europe partnership with shared objectives and interests. We will be looking at: Key elements of a renewed Africa-Europe partnership based on jointly identified, mutual and complementary interests;African and European policies to encourage female leadership and the participation of women in politics, business and societies;Skills required for the workforce of the future, including participation in the digital revolution.

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Kamissa Camara, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali
Sabine Müller, Director-General of the Africa Department at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Samson Sithole, Chief Executive Officer of the Eswatini Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (ESWADE)
Samir Abdelkrim, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of StartupBRICS
Boutheina Guermazi, Director for the Digital Development Department of the Infrastructure Practice Group at the World Bank
Yonas Maru, Founder and Managing Director of Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group (BCS Group)
Umra Omar, Founder of Safari Doctors

PARTNERS /This event is organised by the Development Policy Forum (DPF), led by Friends of Europe.The DPF brings together a number of crucial development actors, including the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the United Nations, World Bank, Coca-Cola and Eni to contribute to the global and European conversation on development.