How to achieve a Green Deal for Africa?

An exchange between European and African partners.

TV Studio 4
High-level panel - Auditorium
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
09:25 to 10:25

Climate change shows how important it is to rethink the global economy and how it should function. Degradation of land and water resources, closely tied to climate change, is a critical issue that can be mitigated by a more sustainable approach to economic growth. African countries will continue to be particularly affected by these issues, amongst other challenges, such as rising youth unemployment and inequality within general populations. 

How can a more sustainable and “green” organization of the economy offer long-term solutions to these challenges in Africa, and how should it be achieved? The panel will explore the perspective and roles of different actors: European politicians and development cooperation agencies, as well as African youth, entrepreneurs, the private sector and academia.

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Organised by


Mikaela GAVAS
Co-Director & Senior Policy Fellow
Center for Global Development
Chair of the Management Board
GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
European Commission - Directorate-General for International Partnerships
David Watson MWABILA
EDD Young Leader, Zambia
Mamadou Moussa DIAKHITÉÉ
Acting Head of Environmental Sustainability Division (ESD)
African Union Development Agency