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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    • Energy and Climate

    An endless cry to address climate challenges: What should COP 27 deliver?

    Sixbert Mwanga — October 5, 2022

    As COP27 is being held in Egypt, there is a never-ending call for this COP to place a special emphasis on addressing the impacts, Loss and Damage, and closing the ever-widening climate finance gap. There should be concerted efforts to ensure inclusivity and pay attention to the voices of vulnerable individuals who are experiencing fatal climate change effects.

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    • Energy and Climate

    COP27: Re-Imagining partnerships for adaption finance

    Tracy Kajumba — September 27, 2022

    Climate finance has been central to UNFCCC discussions for many years and, while some progress has been made, the financing gaps are increasing, leading to frustration and mistrust by developing countries who continue to experience unprecedented impacts of climate change from the rising costs of loss and damage.

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    • Agri-Food

    Agri-food shocks are here to stay.

    Ibrahim Mayaki & Marion Guillou — August 16, 2022

    The first grain shipments from Ukraine are now reaching their markets thanks to the agreement the UN and Turkey brokered. But control over food supplies has been confirmed as a geo-political tool of great weight. This mirrors the earlier demonstration of how control over energy sources provides critical leverage – first evident with the OPEC oil price hike in the 1970s and more visible today with Europe’s reliance on buying energy from Russia.

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    Agri-food shocks are here to stay.
    • Energy and Climate

    Creating additional dynamics ahead of COP27 for a stronger AU-EU adaptation partnership

    Vhalinavho (Vhali) Khavhagali — July 6, 2022

    According to the latest IPCC AR6 report, Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents in the world when it comes to the adverse effects of climate change, with least developed countries most damaged, of which 33 are in sub-Saharan Africa. As a result, African countries will most likely not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and climate change is a factor increasingly undermining human and economic development efforts.

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Publications from our network

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  • Name
    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