The conference will be co-hosted by the European Commission together with the African Union Commission and the incoming Estonian presidency, and will contribute to the preparation of the 5th EU-Africa summit that will take place in Abidjan on 28-29 November 2017.
The main themes that will be discussed are: the promotion of responsible private sector investments, research and innovation and the role of digitalisation, sustainable water management, and climate-smart agriculture and the reduction of food losses and waste.
EU-Africa summits of heads of state or government take place every three years in Africa and Europe alternately. These summits take stock of progress in the implementation of commitments and provide political guidance for further work.
ECDPM’s Francesco Rampa will facilitate one of the Ministerial thematic sessions.
Please find the concept note here.