UK Africa Policy, the Prosperity Agenda and the 'Golden Thread': Between Idealism and Pragmatism?
As the UK approaches elections in May, this high-level roundtable will assess the UK’s Africa policy under the coalition government, with particular reference to the prosperity agenda. Discussions will consider the ambitions and desired outcomes of the prosperity agenda, the UK’s strengths and missed opportunities in its engagements with Africa and the practicalities of articulating and implementing a broader agenda for the continent. Speakers, including former government ministers, and business, academia and other civil society representatives, will discuss a range of issues from the changing context in sub-Saharan Africa and the UK’s response, to challenges to and tensions within the prosperity agenda, and lessons to reflect on as the UK nears elections.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.