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The Africa Roundtable N°3

Europe and Africa: Together for a Just Green Transition

The Africa Roundtable N°3

November 30, 2022

Given the ongoing war in Ukraine and disruptions in global trade, many African countries want to increase their agricultural output and become self-sufficient. African countries hold a vastly underused potential for green technologies such as solar, hydropower and green hydrogen. This should can be harnessed to realise electrification, growth, and exports. Despite historic financial commitments made at the summit, COP27 left many observers feeling that issues concerning Africa fell short. Following the World Climate Conference, we discussed partnership-based solutions and models for future cooperation between Europe and Africa in climate protection at the third edition of The Africa Roundtable.

Minister of Economy, Senegal H.E. Oulimata Sarr

Opening of the third edition of The Africa Roundtable in Dakar 2022

High-Level Side Event

Empowering Women to Feed a Continent

Food security for millions of people worldwide is severely threatened due to the many overlapping crises, and some regions in Africa are experiencing food emergencies. Simultaneously, women and children are disproportionately affected by malnutrition and undernourishment. The side event focused on the lack of focus on the role of women in food systems, women as change makers in food and nutrition security and the missed opportunity for global health.

Contact Persons

Stephanie Igunbor,

Supported by

ACET African Center for Economic Transformation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

McKinsey & Company

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

BDI Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie

BMZ Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung


In this large-scale format, we offer a platform for experiences and expertise. In close cooperation with our partner organizations, we gather many people around one shared topic.

Program Archive

Skills and Mobility
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Fostering mobility is considered one of the most important solutions to the skills gap on the African continent. We discuss this at the follow-up to the fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable.

The Africa Roundtable N°5
Action Recommendations

Strategies for education, skill building and the labor market of tomorrow. The action recommendations of the fifth conference.

Unlocking Opportunities Through Education
Episode 11

In this episode we are joined by Taha Bawa, Co-founder and CEO of Goodwall, a social enterprise which connects youth to opportunities for skilling, working and social impact.

How Technical and Vocational Education Can Help Close Skills Gaps in Africa
Research Paper

The research paper on education and training in Africa was issued on the occasion of The Africa Roundtable “The Path to Success: Education, Skills, and Leadership” 2023 in Berlin.

Restart of Business with Africa
Next Generation in Economic Relations

What will sustainable economic cooperation between Europe and Africa look like in the future? We discussed this with stakeholders from the private sector and tomorrow's leaders.

The Africa Roundtable N°5
The Path to Success: Education, Skills and Leadership

The fifth edition of The Africa Roundtable focussed on employability, skills and training and examine the possibilities of equal education and training for Africa's youth.

NewSpace in Africa
Take-Off Flight to Innovation, Exploration, Transformation

With a new space agency and an upcoming space port on the continent, the African space industry is capturing global attention. What does this mean for European-African cooperation?

If Women Ruled the Health World
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Together with partner The ONE Campaign, we will discuss factors that prevent women from taking leadership positions in the health sector at the World Health Summit 2023.

Leveraging the Economic Potential of the African Continent
Berlin Global Dialogue

Our roundtable during Berlin Global Dialogue discusses opportunities and drivers of economic growth on the African continent, while adressing the main roadblocks.

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