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http://www.acp-eu-trade.org/index.php?loc=epa/ *ECDPM Publications. Full list. Updated. November.
http://www.ecdpm.org/Web_ECDPM/Web/Content/Download.nsf/0/EF025B2058361F6FC12573860054BA57/$FILE/Publications%20list%20-%20Nov07.pdf *28-29 November. ECDPM’s Fernanda Faria speaking at a Seminar on Security Sector Reform
Brussels 28/29 November 2007
Observatoire de l'Afrique
objective of this conference is to stimulate debate on Security Sector
Reform (SSR), a key component of peace-building activities that is at
the center of the current discussion on the inextricable link between
security and development. It is widely agreed that SSR is one of the
crucial conditions for a successful consolidation of processes of state
reconstruction. The goal of SSR efforts is to create a secure
environment that is conducive to development, poverty reduction, good
governance and the growth of democratic states and institutions based
on the rule of law. A broader range of state institutions is now being
considered in the provision of security, with the military seen as one
instrument among many.
to today the concept of SSR remains very much donor-driven and despite
recent important work at the level of the OECD (SSR guidelines and
Implementation Framework SSR), in practice it remains a fundamental
challenge to obtain real coordination and coherence in this field.
Also, when not conducted with care, SSR processes risk creating new
causes of violence and instability.
Following the publication of the
European Security Strategy in 2003, the EU has become increasingly
active in this domain, a field of
growing activity for ESDP and CFSP. In view of the developing
relationship between the AU and the EU, this area could become of
increasing relevance !
future collaboration. It is in this difficult
context that the conference aims to bring together a wide range of
policymakers, practitioners and researchers both from the EU and its
Member States as well as from African Institutions and
Observatoire de lAfrique-Info Sheet 1107.doc
Mackie attended from 27.10.07-01.11.07 SAIIA round table &
Conference on Emerging Powers and EU-Africa relations seminar arranged
by the Centre of European Studies University of Johannesburg From
his BTO - All 3 events were very worth while. The 2 SAIIA events were
on the Emerging Powers (China, India, Brazil and RSA) and were attended
by academics and think tank staff from each of these countries. The
first of these related to the burgeoning development cooperation
acitivities of each of these countries whereas the latter event was
abou! t their
role in global economic governance (reform of the IFIs, financing for
development in Africa).
third event was arranged by the Centre of European Studies of the
University of Johannesburg and was about EU-Africa relations. James
made presentations at the first and the third event and chaired part of
the first event.
He also visited the Institute of Security Studies in Pretoria
discussions with the 2 Chinese persons attending the SAIIA events were
particularly interesting in terms of getting to know how they view
Chinese relations with Africa - there is still quite a way to go before
we see eye to eye with them on many things.
Emerging Powers and their Development Aid Policies. James Mackie, ECDPM
SAIIA Round Table
Johannesburg, 29 October 2007
European perspectives on development policies, lessons for emerging powers
James Mackie, ECDPM
http://www.dgroups.org/groups/CoOL/index.cfm?op=dsp_resource_details&resource_id=44158&cat_id=6325*ECDPM’s Geert Laporte participated in the EU Development Days meetings on the Joint EU-Africa Strategy 07-09.11.07
http://www.dgroups.org/groups/CoOL/index.cfm?op=dsp_resource_details&resource_id=44160&cat_id=6428 *Europafrica bulletin on the EU-Africa Strategy negotiations. November
aims to share information on the EU-Africa Strategy negotiations, on
related events and positions of civil society representatives as well
as provide some analysis on the progress of the negotiations. Click
here for a brief introduction of the process. Apart from this bulletin,
see also: www.europafrica.org
is the ninth issue of the Europafrica bulletin (click here for the
previous issues), which will give you an up-date on the public
consultati! on for a
joint EU-Africa Strategy. The bulletin is issued 1-2 times per month.
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Preparations of the Lisbon Summit
Ministerial Troika endorses Strategy
African civil society consultation
Pan African and European Parliaments to present a joint Declaration to the EU-Africa Summit
EP report on the joint EU-Africa Strategy
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