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Global Economic Governance: Winter School 2014

Participants from the 2014 Winter Course. Participants from the 2014 Winter Course. Photo © Sungani Phiri

  • 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 purpose of the Global Economic Governance Capacity Building Workshop, which brought together 22 participants from around Africa, was to promote the continent’s interests in the Group of 20 (G-20) and BRICS. The workshop aimed to deepen understanding of the policy development processes of the participants’ governments as well as those of other global economic governance role players.

Read an article by a participant in the Winter School, 'Morocco Should Deepen South-South Cooperation with Africa', Morocco World News, 26 August 2014.

Photos from the Workshop are available on the SAIIA Facebook page.

Workshop participants had the opportunity to engage with several experts from various fields of study in discussion of issues affected by economic policies, including gender inequality, food security, development and the economic institutions that facilitate development in Africa. Beyond knowledge exchange, workshop participants also got the chance to visit the African Development Bank, Union Buildings and Freedom Park in Pretoria.

Panel discussions were led by members of the Department of Political Sciences, including Prof Katabaro Miti, Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti and Dr Mzukisi Qobo, as well as Dr Garth le Pere, Dr Cyril Obi, Sanusha Naidu, Godwin Murunga and Dr Henning Melber. Guest speakers included Dr Danny Bradlow from the Reserve Bank of South Africa and Mo Shaik from the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

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