The Republic of Slovenia’s 7th Africa Day Conference is co-hosted with the London-based Chatham House Africa Programme. Slovenia’s annual high-level Africa event is hosted under the auspices of the President of the Republic and aims to improve policy outcomes for citizens in Europe and Africa as a result of a deeper understanding and strengthened cooperation between the two regions. The focus of this conference will be on African and European cooperation on governance, identified at the 5th AU-EU summit as one of the four strategic areas of the EU-Africa partnership. Additionally, Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is governance-focussed, through which all UN members states agree to “build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels” and practice “responsive, inclusive and participatory decision making”, and “ensure public access to information.” Aspiration 3 of the AU’s Agenda 63 is for an “Africa of good governance, democracy, and respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law”.
Expert policy discussions will examine, among other issues, the relationship between capable and accountable institutions and sustainable growth; civic participation and gender inclusion; youth perspectives on good governance; local and community governance; global governance and standard setting; and African and European synergies and cooperation on these issues.
Geert Laporte will be a speaker at this event.