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.
GEGAfrica

GEGAfrica

Timothy Tebeila, Executive Chairman of Sekoko Resources, is interviewed by the GEG Africa project on the corporate perspective of the BRICS grouping.

=======

Since South Africa’s accession to the BRICS group of emerging powers in 2011, there has been sustained interest in South Africa’s role in the shifting dynamics of global economic governance. Given that South Africa will be hosting the BRICS Summit in 2013, this attention will only increase throughout in the coming year.

On 6th August 2012 the South African Institute of International Affairs and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria convened a symposium of eminent researchers and policy-makers from Africa and the BRICS countries, to exchange views on the interests of the BRICS, especially as it relates to the Group of 20 (G20).

A special panel of experts were invited to present fresh insights into the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and their relationship with Africa.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:00

EU-China Summit 2013

Tuesday 12 February, Beijing, China.
 
The EU delegation, headed by Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman van Rompuy and Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht, meets the Chinese delegaion, headed by Premier Wen Jiabao. The EU-China summit demonstrates the ambition of the EU to strengthen its relationship with China. Among the points of discussion are the EU-China partnership, economic situation of both parties, investment relationship, global changes, international issues, etc.
 

Moreover, the goal of the summit is to launch new cooperation projects between the EU and China: a China-EU partnership on sustainable urbanisation; an EU-China high-level people-to-people dialogue and reinforced cooperation on energy.

Visit the official website.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 00:00

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland 23-27 January: Resilient Dynamism

For over 40 years, the mission of the World Economic Forum – committed to improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. The Annual Meeting remains the foremost creative force for engaging leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas. 

Today, we live in the most complex, interdependent and interconnected era in human history. We are increasingly confronted by major adaptive challenges as well as profound transformational opportunities. This new leadership context requires successful organizations to master strategic agility and to build risk resilience. More broadly, it requires fostering resilient dynamism in every sector of society. Consequently, “Resilient Dynamism” is the focus of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013, aiming to catalyse and facilitate global, regional and industry transformation as a trusted partner of our members and constituents.

For more information, visit the official website.

12-14 November - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Summit on the Global Agenda is the world’s largest brainstorming meeting, aimed at shaping the global agenda by bringing together the most relevant thought leaders of the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils. The Councils, comprised of experts from academia, business, civil society and government, address over 80 pressing issues facing the world today.

At the Summit on the Global Agenda, over 800 Members of the Network will engage in interactive workshops and sessions to provide comprehensive insight into the global, industry and regional agendas. Recognizing the great transformations businesses, economies and societies are currently facing, participants at this year’s Summit will focus on how to transform new models into collaborative, sustained processes, which drive solutions for a greener and socially more inclusive world.

Read more on the official website.

Monday, 22 October 2012 13:23

World Economic Forum on India 2012

The World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in India of top thought leaders and decisionmakers from government, industry and civil society will
convene for the first time as the World Economic Forum on India under the working theme of “From Deliberation to Transformation”. After an intense year of national debate, the meeting will be an opportunity to outline a blueprint for a post-crisis India that can be a new model of pragmatic, practical and effective governance, rebuilding trust both in the region and in society to link leadership with livelihood.

The Forum will meet on 06-08 November.

Visit the official website for more information.

 

Sunday, 04 November 2012 00:00

G20 Finance Ministers to Meet, 4-5 November

Finance ministers and central bank governors of the G20 nations will meet. Participation of the OECD Secretary-General. 

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC was established in 1989 to enhance economic growth and prosperity for the region and to strengthen the Asia-Pacific community.

For more information, visit the official website.

Ministers of natural resources and heads of subordinate agencies and services on environmental protection from APEC economies will meet to consider many important issues, such as biodiversity and the protection of cultural heritage sites, rational use of resources, sustainable use of natural resources, combating trans-border pollution of the environment and mitigation of climate change, biodiversity and green growth.

Read more on the official website.

Organized by the AU Commission, in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

The focus of the 19th African Union summit will be "Boosting Intra-African Trade".

You can read more on the AU website http://au.int/en/summit/19thsummit.

Page 5 of 5