25 January 2023 16:0018:00

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Africa-Europe cooperation on climate and energy: Where to from here?


On 25 January 2023, from 16:00 -18:00 EAT, ECDPM co-organised a joint hybrid event in Addis Ababa and online with European Union Delegation to the African Union, the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Addis Ababa and Permanent Mission to the AU, the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) to take stock of recent advances and continued challenges in Africa-Europe climate and energy diplomacy and to identify ways to partner



16:00 – 16:05 Welcome 

16:05 – 16:15 H.E. Amb. Birgitte Markussen, EU Ambassador to the AU and UNECA

16:15 – 16:25 H.E. Amb. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, AU Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (tbc)

16:25 – 16:35 H.E. Amb. Mohamed Gad, Ambassador of Egypt to Ethiopia & the AU

16:35 – 16:50 Alfonso Medinilla, Head climate action and green transition, European Centre for Development Policy Management 

Presentation of key messages from expert workshop on Africa-Europe cooperation on climate and energy

16:50 – 17:50 Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by John Asafu Adjaye, Senior Fellow, African Centre for Economic Transformation


Dr Sebastian Sterl, Senior Research Associate on Clean Energy Transition, WRI Africa

Professor Larabi Jaïdi, Senior Fellow, Policy Centre for the New South

Jean-Paul Adam, Director for Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management, UNECA (tbc)

Elisabeth Hege, Senior Research Fellow, IDDRI

17h50 - 18h00 Conclusions by John Asafu Adjaye

18:00 – 19:00 Cocktail reception

ECDPM Staff involved