April 16, 2018

CSEA participates in the Annual Meeting of the T20 Africa Standing Group

The T20 Africa Standing Group (T20 Africa) held its first Annual Meeting tagged “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development between G20 and AfricaThe meeting, “Building a consensus for fair and sustainable development between G20 and Africa” is the main theme of the Argentinean G20 presidency. In light of the current global challenges and strong interdependencies between Africa and G20 countries such as China, India, the US or Brazil, the current level of engagement between Africa and the G20 is insufficient. Participants from more than 30 international think tanks attended the meeting and discussed key topical issues relevant to the cooperation between G20 and Africa, including global governance, job creation, the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), peace & governance, tax base erosion, domestic resource mobilization, education and global health. The T20 Africa Standing Group (T20 Africa) was launched in May 2017. It engages in cross-regional joint knowledge production and provides evidence-based policy advice related to cooperation between emerging economies of the G20, other G20 members, and Africa. CSEA Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Grace Onubedo joined other participants for this high-level meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,” from 14-15, April 2018