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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

Discussing Development Policies in a Multipolar World
Background Discussion with Anna Bjerde

In conversation with Anna Bjerde and other representatives from politics, business, and academia, we discussed efforts in fostering sustainable development.

The Role of New Technology in Advancing African Agri-Food Systems
Discussion Paper

The research paper on new technologies and innovation in the African agricultural sector was issued on the occasion of The Africa Roundtable “Growing Africa's Future” 2024 in Berlin.

Growing Africa’s Future
Five Themes to Advance Food Sovereignty on the Continent

The research paper on food sovereignity in Africa was issued on the occasion of The Africa Roundtable “Growing Africa's Future” 2024 in Berlin.

Germany’s Responsibility in Today’s Changing World
Background Discussion with Bill Gates

Together with Bill Gates, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and other representatives from politics, business and academia, we discussed Germany's new role in the world.

Digital Salon
Global Perspectives on: Forestry
How Forestry can be a Driver for Economic and Social Political Development

Forests play a vital role in local economies and global climate protection. In our webinar, we explored how economic growth and environmental protection go hand in hand.

The Africa Roundtable N°6
Growing Africa’s Future: Advancing Food Sovereignty through Agricultural Innovation

The sixth edition of the Africa Roundtable focuses on how the African continent can unlock its full potential as an agricultural powerhouse.

Adapting the Global Financial Architecture
Leveraging IDA for Multilateral Solutions

Together with experts from politics, academia and civil society, we discussed the need to reform the global financial architecture.

Digital Salon
Global Perspectives on: AI
How to Leverage Homegrown AI Solutions for Economic Growth in Africa

Africa is experiencing an AI boom, but challenges persist. In our webinar, we explore the transformative potential of digital sovereignty together with AI experts.

Skills and Mobility
Why Africa’s Youth Is Key in Creating a Win-Win Situation for Europe and the African Continent

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.

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