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.

  • Meeting of BRICS Finance Deputies, 19-22 July 2018, Buenos Aries, Argentina
  • Meeting of the BRICS National Security Advisors, 19-20 July 2018, Nelspruit, South Africa
  • Annual Meeting of the BRICS Business Council, 22-23 July 2018, Durban, South Africa
  • Fourth BRICS Sherpa/Sous-Sherpa Meeting, 20-24 July 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • The 10th BRICS Summit, 25-27 July 2018, Sandton, South Africa
  • Eighth Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Health, 29 July 2018, Durban, South Africa
  • BRICS Science Technology and Innovation Women’s Forum, 2-3 August 2018, Gauteng
  • BRICS STI Women’s Forum, 2-3 August 2018, Gauteng, South Africa

The theme is: ‘BRICS in Africa: collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’

  • First Meeting of the Business Women Leaders’ Task Force, 9 July 2018, London
  • Second Meeting of the Development Working Group, 11-12 July 2018, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
  • Second Meeting of the Task Force on Digital Economies, 31 July-1 August 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Civil 20 Summit, 6-7 August 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Invitation to Participate in A Dissemination Event on Gender Mainstreaming Across Africa: An Exploration of Rwandan Solar Energy Initiatives and South Africa’s Reippp Programme

  • Location Argentina
  • Science 20 Summit, 24-25 July 2018, Rosario.
  • Second Meeting of Agriculture Deputies, 26-27 July 2018, Buenos Aires.
  • Agriculture Ministerial Meeting, 27-28 July 2018, Buenos Aires.
  • Second Meeting of the Task Force on Digital Economies, 31 July-1 August 2018, Buenos Aires.

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies), 23 July 2018

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies), 23 July 2018
  • General Council, 26-27 July 2018
  • Fourth Meeting of Finance and Central Bank Deputies, 19-20 July 2018, Buenos Aires
  • Third Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, 21-22 July 2018, Buenos Aires

  • Location Lusaka, Zambia
  • Heads of State and Government Summit, 18-19 July 2018.

  • Location Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2018, 17-19 July 2018.

  • Location Washington DC, USA

World Economic Outlook update, 16 July 2018

  • Location Pretoria

On 10 July 2018 GEG Africa held a Development Dialogue Seminar in conjunction with Trade and Industrial Policies and Strategies (TIPS) in Pretoria, on Borders in Southern Africa: Unlocking economic development opportunities.

  • Location Abuja, Nigeria

Consultative Workshop on Market Access Concessions on Trade in Goods for CEN-SAD, ECCAS, ECOWAS and UMA Member States, 9-13 July 2018

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Informal Committee on Import Licensing, 9 July 2018
  • Informal Committee on Customs Valuation, 10 July 2018
  • Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies), 12 July 2018
  • Informal Open-ended Dispute Settlement Body - Special Session, 12 July 2018
  • Informal Open-ended Committee on Agriculture - Special Session, 16 July 2018
  • Informal Open-ended Council for Trade in Services - Special Session, 16 July 2018

  • Location South Africa
  • Meeting of the BRICS Senior Officials on Education, 9 July 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
  • ICT – Infrastructure Conference on Transport Infrastructure, 9-10 July 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

The summit considered progress on the implementation of the Ministerial Work Programme. The key activities and focus areas of the Work Programme include the review and development of a suitable architecture on tariff-setting and application of tariffs, rebates, refunds or duty drawbacks and trade remedies as well as the development of public policy interventions to promote industrial development and value chains.

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Committee on Trade and Development – Session on Aid for Trade, 3 July 2018
  • Council for Trade in Goods, 3 July 2018
  • Council for Trade in Goods, 4 July 2018
  • Informal Group of Developing Countries, 4 July 2018
  • Committee on Trade and Development – Dedicated Session on the Monitoring Mechanism on Special and Differential Treatment, 5 July 2018
  • Committee on Trade and Development, 5 July 2018
  • Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology, 6 July 2018
  • Informal Committee on Import Licensing, 9 July 2018
  • Second Meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, 2-4 July 2018, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Second Meeting of the Development Working Group, 11-12 July 2018, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
  • Eighth Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Senior Officials Meeting, 2 July 2018, Durban
  • Nineteenth meeting of the Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues, 2-4 July 2018 (preceded by the second meeting of the Working Group on Trade Promotion)
  • Sixth Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Science, Technology and Innovation, 3 July 2018, Durban
  • Fifth Meeting of Industry Experts, 4 July 2018
  • Eighth Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers, 6 July 2018
  • Third Meeting of BRICS Industry Ministers, 8 July 2018

  • Location Paris, France

“Firms, workers and disruptive technologies – ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth”; this will also be an opportunity to assess the extent to which the forum has helped uncover the factors behind the productivity slowdown.

  • Location Brussels, Belgium

On the margins of the World Customs Organisation…

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