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Selected highlights

  • Great Insights magazineA call for change from young people in Africa and Europe
  • PaperTaking the gender agenda forward in EU programming
  • CommentaryThe AfCFTA: From institutional structures to private sector engagement
  • BriefNew beginnings or a last hurrah? The OACPS-EU partnership in 2021-2041

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Latest paper from Pauline Veron

Reinvigorating human development in EU external action

Pauline Veron | 12 April 2021

Pauline Veron and Katja Sergejeff explore trends in and challenges for human development in the EU’s external action and make recommendations for how to reinvigorate it.

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Latest commentary from Bruce Byiers

AUDA-NEPAD: Does money and focus equal ownership and trade?

Bruce Byiers | 22 March 2021

Ueli Staeger and Bruce Byiers look at whether – and if so, how – AUDA-NEPAD will contribute to building the necessary infrastructure to increase trade on the African continent. They zoom in on PIDA, the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa.

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Latest commentary from Jeske van Seters

Supporting circularity in South Africa-EU food trade

Jeske van Seters | 13 March 2021

Jeske van Seters, Sean Woolfrey and Tlale Matseke from DNA Economics highlight six ways South Africa and the EU can cooperate to support circularity in South Africa-EU food trade.

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Youth and international cooperation

In this dossier we zoom in on the challenges facing young people in Africa and Europe and the change they can drive.

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COVID-19 and international cooperation

How will COVID-19 affect trade and investment, migration, peace and security, regional integration, climate change, food security and the private sector? And how will it affect Africa-Europe relations, development and international cooperation more broadly?

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Gender and international cooperation

How can tax systems promote gender equality? What is the link between empowering girls and women and tackling climate change? Are policymakers taking gender into account when trying to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism? Find out more in our dossier.

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Climate change

In this dossier we share our work on climate change and Europe-Africa cooperation. We look at climate from various angles, including the UNFCCC negotiations, cooperation on agriculture and sustainable food systems, gender, migration and finance.

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