EU-Africa Strategic Dialogue II

The last workshop of the African Futures: Horizon 2025 project was held in Pretoria on 29-30 June 2017 and was organised in cooperation with the Institute for Security Studies. It brought together African and European experts and policy makers to exchange views on the key long term political, socioeconomic and security trends that will impact the African continent.


Thursday, 29 June 2017


09.30 – 9.45               Welcome remarks and introduction

Jakkie Cilliers, ISS

Sofia Moreira de Sousa, Deputy Head EU delegation to South Africa

Antonio Missiroli, EUISS


09.45 – 11.15             Session 1: Key trends Africa and Europe 2035


Chair: Antonio Missiroli, EUISS

Speakers: Valérie Arnould, Egmont Institute and EUISS; Franceso Strazzari, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and EUISS; Julia Bello-Schünemann, ISS


11.15 – 12.45             Session 2: The future of governance in Africa


Chair: Jakkie Cilliers, ISS

Speakers: Abdoulie Janneh, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Aliyu Ahmed-Hameed, Cardston Consulting; Claude Kabemba, Southern Africa Resource Watch


12.45 – 14.00              Lunch


14.00 – 15.30              Session 3: The changing nature of conflict and violence and the dynamics of radicalisation


Chair: Mohamed Loulichki, OCP Policy Center

Speakers: Lori-Anne Théroux-Bénoni, ISS; Raeesah Cachalia, ISS; Tony Karbo (tbc), Centre for Conflict Resolution


15.30 – 15.45             Coffee break


15.45 – 16:45             Session 4: Transnational organised crime

Chair: Franceso Strazzari, Sant’Anna SAS and EUISS

Speakers: Ciara Aucoin and Martin Ewi, ISS/ENACT


19:00                          Dinner and keynote address on climate change

Speaker: Fatima Denton, UN ECA


Friday, 30 June


08.30 – 09.00             Arrival coffee


09.00 – 10.15             Session 4: Economic futures


Chair: Julia Bello-Schünemann, ISS

Speakers: Alex Vines, Chatham House; Catherine Grant, Tutwa Consulting; Danford Sango, ESRF


10.15 – 11.30             Session 5: Technological development


Chair: Zachary Donnenfeld, ISS

Speakers: Jonathan Moyer, Pardee Center for International Futures; Marius Oosthuizen, GIBS; Emilar Gandhi, Facebook


11:30 – 11:45             Coffee break


11.45 – 12.30             Final session: comparing notes and takeaways


Chair: Antonio Missiroli, EUISS

Speakers: Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, SAIIA; Jakkie Cilliers, ISS



Researcher: Valérie Arnould.