Africa and the EU: Cooperation for a Sustainable Future


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 3:00am to 7:00am


Virtual Event - Details Below

The Republic of Slovenia’s 9th Africa Day conference is co-organised with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia, the Chatham House Africa Programme and the European Commission. Slovenia’s annual high-level Africa event seeks to improve policy outcomes for citizens in Europe and Africa as a result of mutual understanding and strengthened cooperation between the two regions.


Expert discussions at this online conference will examine the role of collaborative links between Africa and Europe in accelerating progress on green transition and climate policy initiatives, and in seizing opportunities for long-term economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.



Speakers include:


HE Dr Anže Logar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia

HE Professor Victor Harison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission

Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships, European Commission

Dorothy Ng’ambi Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre

Astrid Schomaker, Director for Global Sustainable Development, European Commission Directorate General for Environment

Oureratou Ouedraogo, Deputy Executive Coordinator, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC)

Matjaž Šinkovec, Ambassador and National Coordinator for Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia

Alice Munyua, Public Policy Adviser, Mozilla

Dr. Sonja Kreibich, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Division, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Luís Leandro da Silva, Director, Department for Sub-Saharan Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal

Ernest Boakai, Key Account Manager, Security Printing Solutions, CETIS Liberia

Roman Žnidarič, Executive Director for Security Printing Solutions, CETIS, Slovenia

Dušan Olaj, CEO, Duol, Slovenia




Ambassador Igor Jukič, Head, Department for Bilateral Economic Cooperation II, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia

Elizabeth Donnelly, Deputy Director and Research Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Natalia Al Mansour, Head, Department for Africa and the Middle East, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia

Bob Dewar CMG, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

This event will also be broadcast live on the Chatham House Africa Programme Facebook page.

ORGANIZER: Chatham House