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Selected highlights

  • BriefElection watch: The race for African Union top posts
  • CommentaryBrexit and development cooperation: A major connection problem
  • CommentaryA trip through 2020: How Africa-Europe relations played out
  • PaperAdopting a sustainable food system approach: Implications for Ireland’s development programming and policy influencing

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Latest brief from Poorva Karkare

Understanding the use and trade of toxic chemicals in artisanal gold mining: The case of Burkina Faso

Poorva Karkare | 30 November 2020

While generating income for many, artisanal gold mining also causes pollution and health problems linked to the use of mercury. Poorva Karkare examines the socio-cultural dimensions of this activity in Burkina Faso.

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Latest paper from Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

Scoping private sector engagement in conflict prevention and peacebuilding: Lessons from the literature

Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw | 23 November 2020

Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw has looked at the role the private sector can play in conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Africa and draws lessons from her literature review – but questions remain around whether and how much the private sector should engage.

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Latest paper from Virginia Mucchi

Africa-Europe relations beyond 2020: Looking through a gender lens

Virginia Mucchi | 9 November 2020

Anna Knoll and Virginia Mucchi look at key areas of the Africa-Europe partnership through a gender lens, exploring the differences and common ground between the AU and EU gender agendas.

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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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The Multiannual Financial Framework

In this dossier you can find our latest publications on the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework – the next long-term EU budget.

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