The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa programme is a policy research and stakeholder engagement programme
to strengthen the influence of pro-poor African coalitions at global economic governance fora.

EVENTS

The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa programme engages with key stakeholders, to ensure that African views are included in our research and that our findings are widely disseminated and discussed. Our events include scoping workshops with African policy makers, business representatives and multilateral institutions, study groups to consult on policy recommendations and positions and representation, and media activities around GEG fora such as BRICS and G20 summits.

Event Info

  • Date Wednesday, 01 February 2017
  • Location Johannesburg

On 1 February 2017, a high-level conference on Africa’s relationship with the Group of 20 (G20) was opened by the German Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn, who spoke on the key priorities of the German G20 Presidency. A dinner keynote that evening will be delivered by Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele of the South African Reserve Bank.

Event Info

  • Date Tuesday, 24 January 2017
  • Location Pretoria

Workshop: Making SACU Trade Better - The Role of a Regional Development Fund brought together various stakeholders from international and local spheres to discuss SACU trade.

Event Info

  • Date Thursday, 19 January 2017
  • Location Pretoria

Workshop on e-commerce in Africa: key policy issues and priority research questions brought together various stakeholders from international and local spheres to discuss the issues surrounding e-commerce in Africa.

Event Info

  • Date Tuesday, 01 November 2016
  • Location Pretoria

A Study Group on Beneficial Ownership, co-hosted by GEG Africa and the South African Department of Public Service and Administration, brought together various stakeholders from international and local spheres to discuss the issues surrounding transparency in beneficial ownership.

Event Info

  • Date Wednesday, 26 October 2016
  • Location Pretoria

E-commerce has evolved the global trade landscape, opening up trade to online platforms and extending the reach to a larger connected global market. On 26 October 2016, GEG Africa hosted a study group, reaching out to key stakeholders involved in e-commerce trade and regulation. The discussions will enhance the recommendations in our upcoming Discussion Paper and Policy Brief.

Event Info

  • Date Wednesday, 24 August 2016
  • Location Johannesburg

On 24 August 2016, the GEG Africa programme held a Study Group event titled: 'Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Infrastructure Financing in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Impact.'

Event Info

  • Date Saturday, 16 July 2016
  • Location Pretoria

On 16 July 2016, the GEG Africa programme hosted a illicit financial flows (IFFs) scoping workshop on 'Achieving Sustainable Development Goals to significantly reduce IFFs: Developing the GEG Africa 3-year programme.' The event was held in partnership with the Global Tax Policy Centre at the University of Vienna.

Event Info

  • Date Wednesday, 25 May 2016
  • Location Lusaka, Zambia

GEG Africa’s outreach event in Lusaka, titled ‘BRICS, G20 and Africa’, was co-hosted with the National Treasury of South Africa, and led by Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Mcebisi Jonas.

Event Info

  • Date Monday, 23 May 2016
  • Location Pretoria

On 23 May 2016, the GEG Africa programme hosted a workshop on 'Global Value Chains and Small, Medium Enterprises: What Role for the G20?'

On 31 March 2015, the South African Institute of International Affairs hosted a G-20 Study Group on 'Turkey and the G-20 Presidency: Implications for Africa.'

Event Info

  • Date Monday, 08 December 2014
  • Location London, UK

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) collaborated with the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to host this event that explored Africa’s involvement in global economic governance.

The Department of Political Sciences and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) are holding a conference on 'Alliances Beyond BRICS: South Africa’s role in global economic governance.'

Event Info

  • Date Tuesday, 02 December 2014
  • Location Johannesburg

Dr Bheki Mfeka, Special Economic Adviser to the President, and South African G-20 Sous Sherpa, today addressed the Third Annual African G-20 Conference. His full speech is now available online.

Event Info

  • Date Monday, 24 November 2014
  • Location Cape Town

On 24 November 2014, the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town and the South African Institute of International Affairs, hosted a conference on 'Development Banks of the Developing World: Regional Roles, Governance and Sustainability.'

On 12 November 2014, Oxfam South Africa and the Global Economic Governance Africa project, a joint initiative by SAIIA and the University of Pretoria, held a Media Briefing and panel discussion on the upcoming G-20 Summit. A video of the briefing is now online.

Event Info

  • Date Monday, 20 October 2014
  • Location Pretoria

The Economic Diplomacy Programme at SAIIA and the Mandela Institute, School of Law at the University of Witwatersrand hosted a public G-20 Study Group on 'Ensuring South African and Other Developing Nations Benefit from the G-20's Work on Tax.'

Event Info

  • Date Monday, 04 August 2014
  • Location Pretoria

The UP Department of Political Sciences and the South African Institute of International Affairs hosted a two-week winter school on global economic governance on the UP campus from 4 to 15 August.

The South African Institute of International Affairs and the Global Economic Governance Africa (GEG-Africa) Project invited members of the press to a special media briefing on "BRICS: from Durban to Fortaleza, what to expect," on 8 July 2014.

Event Info

  • Date Wednesday, 11 June 2014
  • Location Johannesburg

SAIIA hosted a panel discussion on 11 June 2014, addressed by Professor Bernard Hoekman, Programme Director of Global Economics at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy on ‘Restoring Multilateral Trade Cooperation’. Professor Hoekman’s presentation was followed by responses from a panel of international experts. The South African Department of Trade and Industry presented Special Remarks responding to the presentations and discussion.

Event Info

  • Date Wednesday, 04 June 2014
  • Location Pretoria

The Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the leading foreign policy research institute on the African continent, invites government officials, academics, researchers and officials from relevant civil society organisations to apply for a capacity building workshop on 'Global Economic Governance: A Focus on African Countries.'

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