Africa and Europe Cooperation on digital transitions and new technologies


Thursday, May 26, 2022, 3:00am to 7:30am


Virtual Event

Register here.

Slovenia’s annual high-level Africa event seeks to improve policy outcomes for citizens in Europe and Africa as a result of a mutual understanding and strengthened cooperation between the two regions.

The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, the Chatham House Africa Programme and the European Commission.

Expert discussions at this year’s edition will examine collaborative links between Africa and Europe in promoting responsible innovation and governance of emerging technologies, as well as the role of technology in shaping creative and cultural economies.

The conference will be broadcast live on the Chatham House website, the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and on the Africa Programme's Facebook page.



Speakers include:

H.E. Mr Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia

H.E. Dr Anže Logar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia

Ambassador Mr Tadej Rupel, National Coordinator for External Aspects of Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia

Professor John Shawe-Taylor, Director, International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)

Ms Koliwe Majama, Senior Programme Officer, Mozilla Foundation, Zimbabwe

Ms Mercy Kimalat, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Startups and SME Enablers of Kenya (ASSEK)

Mr Fred Uduma, President, Slovenia – Nigeria Chamber of Commerce

Dr Maina wa Mũtonya, Professor and Researcher, African and African Diaspora Studies, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Kenya and Mexico

Mr Asmelash Teka Hadgu, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Lesan, Ethiopia

Ambassador Dr Stanislav Raščan, Minister for Development Cooperation and State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia



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

Professor Carlos Lopes, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Mr Robert Rakar, Director, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Primorska

Ms Aleksandra Gačić, Doctoral Student, Postgraduate School at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia

Please register here.


Organizer: Chatham House

Website: link