Areas of action

By assessing the present, our Strategy Groups aim to shape the future.

Strategic programming pillars cutting across silos

A political and international focus on climate and health is a unique chance for Africa and Europe to build a partnership aimed at equitable economic development. Given the centrality of both of these areas to the future of both continents, a successful partnership will help address growing issues such as job creation and youth unemployment, as well as supporting a just Fourth Industrial Revolution.

  • This programming pillar covers the work on Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Digital Transformation.

  • This programming pillar covers the work on Climate Change, Energy, Agri-food Systems, Oceans Governance and Adaptation.

  • This programming pillar covers the work on Perceptions, Partnerships and Citizen Engagement.

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Our work

Discover the Foundation’s latest initiatives, ideas and proposals

    • Press Release

    Statement from AEF High-Level Group Meeting of 8 June 2022

    The Africa-Europe Foundation — June 20, 2022

    Following our High-Level Group of Personalities meeting on June 8, the Africa-Europe Foundation supports the request for the African Union to join the G20 as a permanent member. Having the African Union becoming the 21st member of the G20 would significantly strengthen policy coordination and coherence across the 54 African economies and reinforce Africa’s inputs on major global economic issues.

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    • Press Release

    The Africa-Europe Foundation kicks off its Working Group process on Climate Adaptation

    June 9, 2022

    The Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) is proud to launch its Working Group (WG) on Climate Adaptation. The WG aims to facilitate a cross-continental multi-stakeholder dialogue between Africa and Europe centered on climate adaptation, and identify a set of policy recommendations, processes and ‘quick wins’ which can catalyze adaptation-related cooperation and drive forward action ahead of COP27 in Egypt.

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    • Press Release

    The Africa-Europe Foundation Announces the Winners of its New Partners Initiative!

    The Africa-Europe Foundation — May 25, 2022

    Following the launch of the New Partners Initiative in April 2022, which received nearly 123 projects from 36 countries (24 African countries and 11 European countries), the Africa Europe Foundation announces the final selection of 16 projects, 10 of which come from Africa and 6 from Europe.

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    • WOMEN LEADERS NETWORK STATEMENT

    Statement by Africa-Europe Foundation’s Women Leaders Network

    May 19, 2022

    Surrounded by the rolling hills of Kigali, the Africa-Europe Foundation’s Women Leaders Network (WLN) held its first in-person meeting on the side-lines of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum. Ahead of CoP27, they both reviewed progress on SDG7 and worked on advancing a common cross-continental vision for a just and equitable energy transition that is people-centred. We invite you to read their statement here.

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Debates

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Opinions

Our insights and reflections on the key issues at stake in the Africa-Europe partnership

  • Africa-Europe energy diplomacy and the geopolitical realities of SDG7

    Paul Walton & Damilola Ogunbiyi — June 7, 2022

    The conflict in Ukraine has brought forward existing issues of energy security and dependency for Africa and Europe. As we gear up for COP27, how can the Africa-Europe partnership answer the twin questions of energy access and transition, and climate emergency?

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    • Health

    AEF Statement on the TRIPS waiver

    The High Level Group of Personalities — May 25, 2021

    The Africa-Europe Foundation released a statement calling on national governments and the pharmaceutical sector to prioritise vaccine sharing via the COVAX scheme and fully fund the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), in order to supply vaccines for low- and middle-income countries across the world.

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Publications from our network

Discover the most interesting reports from our network

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    Source
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation: The Road to COP27, Making Africa's Case in the Climate Debate
    Mo Ibrahim Foundation
    Description

    This report, published by MIF six months ahead of COP27, aims to inform and articulate Africa’s position in the global debate around climate change. It also condenses the outcomes of the 2022 Ibrahim Governance Forum which focused on the impacts of the climate crisis in Africa, the challenge of balancing access to energy and climate protection, and Africa’s potential role in the global fight against climate change.

    Topics
    • Energy and Climate
  • Covid-19 in Africa one year on: Impacts and Prospects
    Mo Ibrahim Foundation
    Description

    This report gathers the key insights from the Ibrahim Governance Weekend that brings together leading voices from across Africa and beyond to discuss issues of critical importance to the continent’s progress

    Topics
    • Health
  • Scaling China's Green Energy Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
    African Climate Foundation
    Description

    The Sub-Saharan African (SSA) region is undergoing processes of structural transformation necessary for socio-economic development. However, lack of sufficient and reliable electricity supply is known to be one of the biggest constraints.

    Topics
    • Energy and Climate
  • Pandemic response: report cards
    ONE Campaign
    Description

    ONE’s Pandemic Report Cards track how the world’s most developed economies are delivering on their promises to end the pandemic – by sharing vaccine doses, funding the global vaccine response, dismantling barriers to increase supply globally and supporting the economic recovery.

    Topics
    • Health
  • Connected Europe. A digital brand for a just transition
    Friends of Europe
    Description

    The report explores how policymakers and industry can work better together to boost Europe’s connectivity and foster a transformation that is both sustainable and fair, and one that builds resilient communities, societies and economies. All while ensuring that citizens are at the heart of the debate.

    Topics
    • Digital