Second RAC event dedicated to "Rethinking peace and security in Sahel"

Following a keynote address by HE Moussa Mara, Former Prime Minister Of Mali (2014-2015), a lively panel started discussing the situation in Sahel on 13th July, panelists being Ute Kollies, Head of UN OCHA and Emmanuel Tronc, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. On 27th July, further insights by journalist and researcher Paul Melly as well as Hamadou Tidiane Sy, journalist and Ashoka fellow followed.

Rethinking Africa Convening (RAC), aims at mobilizing the African community and African diaspora to exchange on priority cross-cutting issues facing the continent especially emerging threats to peace and stability in African countries.

RAC on peace and security

GSDR Dialogues for Sustainability

Highly motivated professionals working on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in their respective countries took the opportunity to enhance their network and expand their capacities by joining a Community of Practice (CoP) as follow-up to the Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) in late 2020. As a new format open to the public, they launched the GSDR Dialogues for Sustainability on July 16th, 2021 with an expert input by Imme Scholz on the roadmap to the GSDR 2023. In case you missed it, you can find the presentation here, make sure to be there next time and stay tuned!

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Governance in the Platform Economy: a Virtual Fishbowl Conversation

On the occasion of the publication of the study "Governance of the platform economy in developing countries and emerging economies. Focus: Africa", EMSD, GIZ and GLAC started a conversation about the emerging platform economy in Africa and how it will shape the future of the continent. The conversation kicked-off on 7th July 2021 as a vivid virtual fishbowl event with African tech and change makers as well as Dr. Sabine Müller, head of GIZ's Africa Department.

Deep Dive Sessions in the GLAC Dialogue Forum with Sylvia Mukasa (Kenya) and Rethabile Konopo (Botswana) will follow on 31st August and 7th September, so stay tuned.

Dive into the fishbowl

COVID-19 and the Future of Sustainable Oceans

Building on the participants of the Sustainable Oceans Lab and its partners, 25 diverse stakeholders from across Australia, Indonesia, Africa and the Americas came together from August to October 2020 to understand how COVID-19 is affecting ocean sustainability. The actors working in diverse domains of ocean sustainability in 14 countries across 6 continents, come from the non- profit sector, government, and the private sector. In this deepening dialogue, they identified seven areas that are key to ocean sustainability.

Dive into this dialogue

Demographic Transition in Africa

Nahari Africa founded by GLAC Community members, hosted a panel at the Rethinking Africa Convening on 25th February 2021 about the need to integrate young people into countries' socioeconomic and political processes to prevent the rising youth population from becoming destabilizing and a burden on economic growth and public budgets. This resulted in a cross-sectoral community interested in the impact of the demographic transition on Africa’s development, working online.

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Rethinking urban spaces for a happy, sustainable and inclusive future is the theme of GLAC South Asia's Leader's Dialogue Series. The opening Session, May 6, 1.30 pm IST, on Urbanization and Happiness featured Mr. Thakur S. Powdyel, the Former Minister of Education, Thimphu, Bhutan and Prof. Priyadarshi Patnaik,Chairperson Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, Indian Institude of Technology Kharagpur, India. It marked the starting point of a vivid discussion.

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