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The African Union’s Digital Transformation Strategy

On 9 February 2020, the African Union adopted its own Digital Transformation Strategy (DTS), which was followed by the EU Digital Roadmap , published on 19 February 2020. The two separate strategies clearly overlap in areas such as the digital transformation of public administration , digital solutions related to connectivity , and leveraging this ...
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EU pillars for the new engagement with Africa – what’s in there for my business?

The EU finds itself at the crossroads rethinking its new engagement with the African continent. This one, 2020, is a crucial year. On the one hand, the EU hopes to endorse its new strategy with the African Union (AU) at the EU-AU summit to take place in October 2020 . On the other, the EU needs to finalise and agree on its future long term budget (...
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Digital in EU development projects

The European Commission (DG DEVCO) is committed to promoting the use of digital technologies in EU external aid programmes . A vast majority of countries around the world have recognized that advancing on the Digital Economy can accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. DG DEVCO joins the trend by delivering on its Digital4De...
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Botswana Investment Forum

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Schuman Associates participated in the Botswana Investment Forum hosted by H.E. Ambassador Outlule and organized by Connect Africa on 26 May 2017 in Brussels.

The event aimed at exchanging knowledge and experience on the investment opportunity in The Republic of Botswana. This included exploring and discussing vision 2036, the emerging innovation & startup ecosystem as well as the quality and effectiveness of business support structures in Botswana. Young entrepreneurs, investors and experts gathered in Brussels to share experiences, insights, and know-how, dishing out how to’s for potential investors, and inspiration for the rest.

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11th European Development Fund 2014-2020: EU priorities for financing

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Schuman Associates gave an overview on EU funding in Africa at the recent seminar of Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry. The objective of this presentation was to show the priorities and challenges of the EU for financing infrastructure projects in Africa and how to grow business and benefit from EU opportunities.

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EU-Africa Second Breakfast Briefing “Engaging the Private Sector for EU support to Africa”


 

On 12th November, Schuman Associates organized EU-Africa Breakfast Briefing "Engaging the Private Sector for EU support to Africa" with Nick Westcott, Managing Director Africa, External Action Service (EEAS) and Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development at European Commission, DG Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO).

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Article in Le Monde by Thierno Diop, Schuman Associates, Senior Africa Advisor

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We are proud to recommend Le Monde article "Rethinking the Africa-Europe relationship around the economy for a new Brussels Consensus"co-authored by our colleauge Thierno Diop, Senior Africa Advisor.

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