Who: Authorities of Egypt, African Growth Financial institution, improvement companions
What: Third Version of the Aswan Discussion board for Sustainable Peace and Growth
The place: Hybrid format, Cairo, Egypt
When: 21-22 June 2022
The theme of this 12 months’s Aswan Discussion board is “Africa in an Period of Cascading Dangers and Local weather Vulnerability: Pathways for a Peaceable, Resilient, and Sustainable Continent.”
Contributors will embody heads of state, and representatives of the United Nations, African Union, and the African Growth Financial institution, which is a strategic companion of the Aswan Discussion board. This kinds a part of the Financial institution’s main function within the sector. Different efforts embody its collaboration with the Sahel Alliance. The Financial institution has additionally produced groundbreaking analysis on constructing resilience in fragile conditions.
This 12 months’s version of the Discussion board takes place within the context of an more and more unstable worldwide state of affairs. Disruptions in vitality and commodities markets have resulted in value spikes which might be negatively affecting many African nations that depend on meals and gasoline imports. In response, the African Growth Financial institution has permitted a $1.5 billion emergency facility to avert a meals disaster.
The quickly evolving state of affairs comes at a time when Africa continues to be grappling with the well being and socio-economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, with ladies and youth being hit the toughest. Concurrently, protracted conflicts and violence proceed to destabilize components of the continent. These challenges have been compounded by the rising menace posed by local weather change.
This cascade of multi-faceted dangers is placing African nationwide capacities to the check in an unprecedented method, in addition to sub-regional and continental frameworks. Nonetheless, Africa’s pro-active stance is mirrored in a number of current developments and initiatives which search to deal with a few of these challenges. These embody the African Union Middle for Put up-Battle Reconstruction and Growth, and the African Growth Financial institution’s third Technique for Addressing Fragility and Constructing Resilience in Africa (2022-2026).
Constructing on the work of earlier years, the Third Version of the Aswan Discussion board for Sustainable Peace and Growth will profit from the deliberations of related previous occasions, such because the African Growth Financial institution Group’s Annual Conferences and the fifteenth Convention of the Events (COP15) of the United Nations Conference to Fight Desertification.
This 12 months’s Aswan Discussion board can even place particular emphasis on the interface between local weather change and sustaining peace in Africa, in anticipation of the twenty seventh Session of the UN Local weather Change Convention of the Events (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh in November this 12 months.
The Discussion board will probably be held in a hybrid format, with periods on-line and in-person in Cairo. It’s going to convey collectively leaders from governments, regional and worldwide organizations, monetary establishments, the non-public sector, and civil society, in addition to visionaries, students, key consultants, and practitioners for context-specific, action-oriented, and forward-looking discussions on the brand new threats and challenges, in addition to the alternatives that lie forward.
The Aswan Discussion board was launched in 2019 throughout Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union, and is held yearly beneath the auspices of H.E. Abdelfattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. It supplies a high-level platform that brings collectively African leaders, in addition to leaders from worldwide and regional organizations, the non-public sector and civil society.
The Cairo Worldwide Middle for Battle Decision, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding acts because the Secretariat of the Aswan Discussion board for Sustainable Peace and Growth.
For extra data, please go to the Aswan Discussion board web site.
Kindly register right here, or observe through livestream on the African Growth Financial institution’s web site and social media platforms.