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20 Jul |Symposium – High Time For a Common Integrated African Policy on China

The Africa-China Reporting Project is hosting a symposium on a Common Integrated African Policy On China with the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) on July 20 at Wits University.  As the current co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), South Africa is uniquely positioned to … Continue reading 20 Jul |Symposium – High Time For a Common Integrated African Policy on China

The United Nations at 70 | Proceedings Report

The Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Africa Office held a one day seminar on the theme of the United Nations @ 70: Towards a Future, in Pretoria on 27 November 2015. The United Nations (UN) lies at the centre of the global multilateral system of governance. It is viewed as a principle guarantor of the idea of an international system of governance, and the dream of an international society. It is the principal platform through which international values, norms and decisions are made and remade. In 2015, the UN reaches 70 years of existence and this marks a critical point of reflection on the significance of the organisation, its key challenges and prospects for its future.

Reflecting on the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC): Where to from here?

The FOCAC Summit held between 3-5 December 2015 coincided with the launching of China’s second Africa policy paper, and became the first time that a FOCAC summit was held on African soil. It came in a watershed year for global development efforts as the year witnessed the Financing for Development meeting in Addis Ababa, the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations, the hosting of the Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Nairobi (for the first time in Africa), and the Conference of the Parties (COP21) held in Paris.

Within this broader context, the following policy brief, which arises from a research project between the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), seeks to draw linkages between China’s second Africa policy paper and the declarations of the Johannesburg summit. Thus, it asks what the FOCAC summit managed to achieve, before asking what the way forward is in terms of China-Africa relations. Download the full report here.

18 Feb | South Africa and China within the context of FOCAC

The Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, has the pleasure of inviting you to a Roundtable on the FOCAC Johannesburg Summit, which took place 4-5 December 2015.

BRICS in Africa: Challenges & Opportunities

On 10 September, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in partnership with the South African Embassy in Berlin, held an international symposium and public panel discussion on “BRICS in Africa: German/European and African Prespectives” in Berlin, Germany. One of the key issues for the BRICS-North Partnership is the question of potential complementarities (or competition) of future development mechanisms like the development bank of the BRICS with Northern institutions such as the World Bank and IMF. This is also related to the question whether and what role Germany can play in the relations between the BRICS and Europe.

‘Structural Change in Emerging Countries’ Authors Workshop

From 21-22 July 2014, FES South Africa held a roundtable discussion with experts on “Structural Change in Emerging Countries”. The outcome was a policy briefing paper which aims to influence European policy towards a more progressive understanding of the structural transformation in emerging countries.