G7 and Africa: Think Tank Summit in Rome

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On May 5, in the context of the G7 “engagement groups” promoted by Italy’s Presidency of the G7, ISPI organized the Think Tank 7. The high–level panel involved representatives and experts from the G7 and selected African think tanks (here the list of participants). The conference, promoted with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, focused on Africa and addressed three key issues related to Agenda 2030: food security, innovation and mobility (see the final report).

The goal of the debate was to identify key areas where the G7 could bring added value. The critical points raised in the Think Tank Summit were then reported to the Italian Sherpa in charge of the preparatory process for the G7 Summit in Taormina.

BACKGROUND NOTES

 

FOOD SECURITY   INNOVATION   MOBILITY

 

VIDEO INTERVIEWS
“Think tanks offer more strategic depth to what governments usually do on a day by day basis”
Giampiero MASSOLO
ISPI – Italy
 
“Cooperation between think tanks and policy planners can provide more sound policy recommendations to G7 leaders” 
Armando BARUCCO
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Int. Cooperation
 
“Money is not enough. A new political approach by G7 countries is needed to confront the migration challenge”
Bronwyn BRUTON
Atlantic Council – USA
 
“New inclusive business models, smart technologies and specific training can revolutionize the African agricultural sector”
Argent CHUULA
FANRPAN – Angola
 
“Development fosters migration. But also, migration fosters development”
Marta FORESTI
ODI – UK
 
“Remittances are valuable drivers of economic growth but Africa has to reform its business environment to fully exploit their potential”
Takyiwaa MANUH
UNECA
 
“The Silicon Savannah is an inspiring model for Africa’s young, innovative, and ambitious people”
Aphrodice MUTANGANA
kLab – Rwanda
 
“The G7 countries are essential partners to foster Africa ’s innovation–driven development” 
George RAPSOMANIKIS
FAO
 
“Africa’s economic Renaissance should be more inclusive and sustainable”

Lemma SENBET
AERC – Kenya
 
“Improving educational systems and fostering job creation is the best way G7 can tackle rising tensions in Africa”
Rumiko SEYA
JCCP – Japan
 

 

 
   
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