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Dutch and African experts to set strategies for the refugee crisis, international justice and conflict


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As the Netherlands prepares for the 2018 term in the UN Security Council, and issues related to the migration crisis, security and justice become increasingly pressing, so does the need for greater dialogue between the Netherlands and its partners in Africa.

On 28 September, the European Centre for Development Policy Management, the Dutch Knowledge Platform for security and rule of law and the Dutch Representation to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will talk strategies for the refugee crisis, international justice and conflict.

Speakers and experts from Africa and Europe

Important voices from the European Commission, the African Union and from the Dutch government will take part in the debates. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Francoise Moreau, European Commission, Head of Unit of the EU-Africa relations and African Peace Facility;
  • Caroline Njuki, from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Regional Migration Coordinator in Addis Ababa;
  • Vasu Gounden, Director of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes , Durban;
  • Cedric de Coning, Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo;
  • Awil Mohamoud, Director of the African Diaspora Policy Centre.

Arranging interviews during the event

A media corner will be set up for journalists wishing to interview the above-mentioned experts outside the meeting space. To arrange an interview, please contact our Valeria Pintus at or +32488998502. She will be available during the event for any inquiry.

More information about the event

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