G7 and Africa: Think Tank Summit in Rome

10 May 2017

On May 5, in the context of the G7 “engagement groups” promoted by Italy’s Presidency of the G7, ISPI organized the Think Tank 7. The high–level panel involved representatives and experts from the G7 and selected African think tanks (here the list of participants). The conference, promoted with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, focused on Africa and addressed three key issues related to Agenda 2030: food security, innovation and mobility (see the final report).

The goal of the debate was to identify key areas where the G7 could bring added value. The critical points raised in the Think Tank Summit were then reported to the Italian Sherpa in charge of the preparatory process for the G7 Summit in Taormina.

BACKGROUND NOTES
   
VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Giampiero MASSOLO
ISPI – Italy

 

Armando BARUCCO
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Int. Cooperation

 

Bronwyn BRUTON
Atlantic Council – USA

 

Argent CHUULA
FANRPAN – Angola

 

Marta FORESTI
ODI – UK

 

Takyiwaa MANUH
UNECA

 

Aphrodice MUTANGANA
kLab – Rwanda

 

George RAPSOMANIKIS
FAO

 

Lemma SENBET
AERC – Kenya

 

Rumiko SEYA
JCCP – Japan