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  • BriefHalf-time analysis: How is Team Europe doing?
  • CommentaryDigital diplomacy and the EU’s quest for digital geopolitical relevance
  • CommentaryClimate and food: two crises that need to be solved together
  • PaperOperationalising pharma manufacturing hubs in Africa: Policy options for the EU

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Latest Paper from Bruce Byiers

Actors and interests along the Dakar-Bamako corridor

Bruce Byiers | 5 September 2022

Trade and transport corridors are increasingly seen as means to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and are at the centre of the EU’s recently launched Global Gateway strategy for Africa. Bruce Byiers and Poorva Karkare look at the Dakar-Bamako corridor to find out what economic and political actors and factors explain trade and transport dynamics in the region.

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Latest Commentary from Isha Vajpeyi

How to feed Africa’s growing population: Lessons from India’s Green Revolution

Isha Vajpeyi | 6 September 2022

African countries increasingly focus on building resilient food systems and becoming self-reliant. In their quest, they can learn from other developing countries, such as India, which experienced a so-called Green Revolution in the 1960s. Isha Vajpeyi looks at India’s successes and mistakes and explores the potential of the India-Africa partnership in the context of COP27.

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Latest Commentary from Poorva Karkare

What it would take to provide structural solutions to food insecurity in Africa

Poorva Karkare | 4 July 2022

A few weeks ago, Francesco Rampa pointed out the need to seek more structural solutions to Africa’s food insecurity, rather than focusing only on short-term emergency responses. Now, Poorva Karkare asks: how can this be achieved, and where does the much-talked-about AfCFTA fit into this?

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Africa-Europe relations

On 17 and 18 February 2022, the sixth EU-AU Summit took place in Brussels. In this dossier, you will find an overview of our recent work on the partnership between Africa and Europe and our analysis ahead of, during and after the summit.

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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.

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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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Climate change and international cooperation

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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