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  • Writer's picturePhilip Ibrahim Khan

OUR ACTIONS DURING JANUARY 2024


 

WORKING MEETINGS WITH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ACTORS




 

EXPANDING PARTNERS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH: NEW THINK TANKS FROM ARICA JOIN THE CAGG NETWORK


As part of our strategy to expand our work agenda with funds provided by European cooperation, CAGG will be strengthening institutional links with think tanks in the regions of Africa and Asia Pacific in 2024 to enhance cooperation mechanisms in the global south.


Under the leadership of Luis Orlandi, CAGG's expert in fundraising and partnership development, we conducted a series of working meetings with the following organizations: 


SIGNING FRAMEWORK COOPERATION AGREEMENT CAGG -  REPOA - KNOWLEDGE IS POWER 

We signed the CAGG REPOA cooperation agreement with Donald Mmari, Executive Director of REPOA - Knowledge is Power, and Lucas Katera, Cooperation Director of this prestigious Tanzanian think tank.




Founded in 1994, Research on Poverty Alleviation Programme (REPOA) is a leading research institution in the Central African region. It is known for producing and disseminating knowledge that improves people's lives and influences socio-economic policies in Tanzania.


With over 30 years of experience managing European cooperation funds in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, and Mozambique, REPOA has a team of more than 70 professionals.


Welcome REPOA to our international cooperation network for the Global South!


 

WE HAD AN INSTITUTIONAL MEETING WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (SAIIA).  HOME - SAIIA                   



We also met with Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Executive Director of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), and her team to explore institutional synergies by forming European-African working consortia.


SAIIA is an independent public policy think tank that covers foreign policy, governance, environment, economic policies, and social development.


It was founded in 1934 with the main purpose of promoting a well-governed, peaceful, economically sustainable, and globally engaged Africa. 


The campus of Wits University in Johannesburg serves as its main location, with additional branches in the Western Cape, Pietermaritzburg, and East London.



 

MEETING WITH UONGOZI TANZANIA HOME - UONGOZI INSTITUTE




Finally, we held a working meeting with Kadari Singo, Executive Director of UONGOZI Institute to sign a framework cooperation agreement and develop joint work projects in Tanzania and other countries in the East African region.



UONGOZI is currently supported by the governments of Tanzania and Finland. UONGOZI receives project support from valuable partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 


It provides world-class services and products to Tanzanian and African leaders in the public and private sectors. It typically works with senior public officials, including ministers, permanent secretaries, parliamentarians, senior judiciary officials, regional commissioners, regional administrative secretaries, district commissioners, directors of local administrations, and directors of boards of directors.


 

BUSINESS MEETINGS IN GENEVA


We met with Quan Zao, the vice director at the International Trade Center (ITC) to discuss the project financing agenda for countries in the global south in 2024.  



The ITC is a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations that focuses on helping developing and transitioning countries achieve sustainable human development through exports.


We also had one-on-one meetings with José Henrique Vieira Martins, a senior analyst at the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA).



WAIPA is a platform that allows national and subnational governments and local investment promotion agencies to network and exchange best practices in investment promotion.



 

MEETING OF MINISTERS OF EDUCATION OF THE ARAUCARIA NETWORK IN MADRID


We accompanied the Regional Director for Latin America of the Varkey Varkey Foundation Varkey Foundation: Resumen | LinkedIn, one of our partners of the CAGG network, at the closing of the working day aimed at promoting new formats of educational innovation experiences with 26 Ministers of Education from 13 Iberoamerican countries in Madrid.


This is the second regional meeting organized by the Araucaria Network, expanding the work agenda that began last year in Washington, United States with the Ministers of National Education and sub nationals of Uruguay, Ecuador, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.


Congratulations to Agustin Porres | LinkedIn for leading this great initiative!



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