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Input sessions Africa Strategy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently working on an Africa strategy. A publication is expected in the third or fourth quarter of this year. Partos, together with members and other relevant stakeholders, will organise several thematic input sessions in June 2022. These sessions aim to arrive at recommendations for the Africa Strategy. For each session, a panel of experts (NGOs, African representatives, academics) will be assembled to discuss the topic at hand and try to come up with recommendations, led by a moderator. The discussion will be streamed and participants will also be able to provide input.

30 mei 2022

The start of this trajectory took place on Africa day on the 28th of May. In the five following weeks, Partos will organise two thematic sessions per week with its members and relevant stakeholders. During each session, recommendations will be formulated, bundled and published before the summer to be presented to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher.

For every session, a panel of experts will be compiled (NGOs, African representatives, academics) to discuss the thematics of the session and to formulate recommendations led by a moderator. Participants can offer their input and follow the conversation online.

Three sessions have already taken place in the past two weeks, on civic space, climate justice and food security. Based on input from speakers from various African countries, relevant recommendations have been made.

A group organises every thematic session. For the overview of the sessions, please see below.

Registration of these sessions has expired. You can read the outcomes here; Recommendations Partos Input Sessions Africa Strategy.


Date Theme
Thursday 2nd of June Civic Space
Tuesday 7th of June Climate Justice
Thursday 9th of June Food Security
Tuesday 14th of June (to be confirmed) Trade
Thursday 16th of June Gender Equality
Tuesday 21st of June Health Systems
Thursday 23th of June Youth Employment and Private Sector Development
Monday 27th of June Peace and Security
Tuesday 28th of June Due Diligence and Fair Work
Tuesday 28th of June (to be confirmed) Digitalisation


Letter EU-Africa Top (in Dutch)