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The Sahel Renaissance: Enabling a Just Rural Transformation

May 12, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Sahel Renaissance: Enabling a Just Rural Transformation

As Africa and Europe seek to re-set their partnership, the Africa Europe Foundation is engaging with our partners across both continents to understand the long-term vision and the converging and diverging priorities at the heart of this relationship.

Africa and Europe have a shared interest and much to gain from one another in accelerating the progress of the global agenda for sustainable development and peace, whilst working together to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis.

The ‘Talking Africa EU series’ serves as a consultative exercise for key stakeholders and partners through a ‘whole of society’ approach, from both continents, to voice their perspectives on the future of the relationship.


  • Elvis Paul Tangem – African Union Commission Coordinator of the Great Green Wall for Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI)
  • Leonard Mizzi – European Commission Head of Unit for Sustainable Agri-food Systems and Fisheries at DG INTPA
  • Cheikh Mbow – Director of the Future Africa Institute, University of Pretoria
  • Sarah Toumi – Member of the French Presidential Council for Africa; Monitoring Officer, Great Green Wall Accelerator at the United Nations Convention on Combatting Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Patrick Worms – Senior Science Policy Advisor, CIFOR-ICRAF

Follow the livestream here.

In case you missed the webinar, here is the recorded video via Friends of Europe | YouTube channel.


Friends of Europe
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