Presentation and discussion event of the study ”Connecting Africa – Perspectives for Energy, Transport, Digitalisation and Research & Innovation”
Welcome to presentation and discussion event of the study ”Connecting Africa – Perspectives for Energy, Transport, Digitalisation and Research & Innovation” on Wednesday 11.11.2020 at 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (EET). The event will be organized online on Microsoft Teams. The language of the event will be English.
In 2020, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland commissioned a development policy related study on Africa’s connectivity. The authors of the current report are Ms. Eva Nilsson, PhD candidate at the Hanken School of Economics, Dr. Obert Hodzi at the University of Liverpool, Ms. Neema Komba, PhD candidate at the Hanken School of Economics, Professor Erkki Sutinen at the University of Turku, Dr. Mika Kautonen at Tampere University ,and Senior Researcher, Professor Liisa Laakso at the Nordic Africa Institute. The study is available at https://um.fi/publications/-/asset_publisher/TVOLgBmLyZvu/content/kehityspoliittinen-tilausselvitys-connecting-africa-perspectives-for-energy-transport-digitalisation-and-research-innovation.
2.00 pm – 2.10 pm Opening words (Secretary of State Johanna Sumuvuori, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, TBC)
2.10 pm – 2.20 pm General remarks on the study (Martti Eirola, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Dr. Obert Hodzi, University of Liverpool)
2.20 pm – 2.40 pm Energy connectivity in Africa (Eva Nilsson)
2.40 pm – 3.00 pm Transport connectivity in Africa (Dr. Obert Hodzi & Neema Komba)
3.00 pm – 3.20 pm Digital connectivity in Africa (Professor Erkki Sutinen)
3.20 pm – 3.40 pm Research and innovation connectivity in Africa (Dr. Mika Kautonen & Professor Liisa Laakso)
3.40 pm – 4.00 pm Conclusion: Re-connecting Europe and Africa after Covid-19 (Ville Varjola, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Eva Nilsson, Hanken School of Economics)
For each of the points, time has been reserved for discussion.
Please register for the event by 5.11.2020 in the following link: https://www.lyyti.in/Connecting_Africa
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Unit for the Horn of Africa and Eastern Africa, Department for Africa and the Middle East, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
- Ajankohta: 11.11.2020 14:00-16:00