Slovenia’s annual high-level Africa event seeks to improve policy outcomes for citizens in Europe and Africa based on mutual understanding and strengthened cooperation between the two regions.
The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, the Chatham House Africa Programme and the European Commission.
Expert discussions at the conference examine collaborative links between Africa and Europe in accelerating progress on a comprehensive approach to water that contributes to the peace-development-humanitarian nexus.
This resource is critical for socio-economic development, stability and the protection of ecosystems everywhere, but competition for water is increasing as populations grow and the consequences of climate change take effect. Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Three years into the Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development, expert discussions at this conference examine avenues through which African-European collaboration can foster greater progress towards and effectiveness of SDG 6.
The conference will be broadcast live on this webpage, on the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs webpage, and on the Africa Programme Facebook page.
H.E. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia
H.E. Dr Anže Logar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia
H.E. Ambassador Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission
H.E. Barbara Creecy, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Republic of South Africa
H.E. Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships, European Commission
H.E. Dr Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Portugal
H.E. Aïssata Tall Sall, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad, Republic of Senegal
H.E. Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland
Osward M Chanda, Acting Director, Water Development and Sanitation Department, African Development Bank
Alderman Xanthea Limberg, Councillor, City of Cape Town, South Africa; Chairperson, Cape Town Water Resilience Advisory Committee
Sareen Malik, Executive Secretary, African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation
Carla Montesi, Director for Green Deal, Digital Agenda, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission
Ambassador Anita Pipan, Director-General for Multilateral Affairs and Development Cooperation, Slovenia
Matjaž Ivačič, Director, GeoCodis, Slovenia
Matej Mirić, Integration Engineer, Litostroj Power, Slovenia
David Sodnik, Director and Owner, Valter skupina, Slovenia
Malani Padayachee-Saman, CEO, MPAMOT, South Africa
Angela Martins, Head of Culture Division, Social Affairs Department, African Union
Aleksandra Maria Tor, Junior Political Officer, Political, Press and Information Section, Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia
Ambassador Matjaž Šinkovec, National Coordinator for Relations with African Countries and Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
Ibrahim Nouhoum, Co-founder, International African Forum, Slovenia and Mali
Dr Mimi Ajibadé, Member of Council, Chatham House
Koen Doens, Director-General, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission
Ambassador Dr Stanislav Raščan, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
Natalia Al Mansour, Head of the Department for Africa and the Middle East, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
Bob Dewar CMG, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Petra Kežman, Head of the Department for Public Diplomacy and International Cooperation in Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
Ante Milevoj, Senior Consultant, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia