The Brazilian Development Bank, Vnesheconombank (Russia), the Export-Import Bank of In-dia, the China Development Bank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa have signed an agreement on the development of distributed ledger technology.
The Indian Ocean Region was looking at redefining its regional architecture to deal with the myriad security and socio-economic challenges it faced. Part of the work was strengthening institutional mechanisms and bodies, including the secretariat, the third Indian Ocean Confer-ence heard. Taking place on 27-28 August in Hanoi, it promoted strategic co-operation and trade ties between regional countries.
GEGAfrica Policy Briefing, August 2018
On 10 July 2018 GEG Africa held a Development Dialogue Seminar in conjunction with Trade and Industrial Policies and Strategies (TIPS) in Pretoria, on Borders in Southern Africa: Unlocking economic development opportunities.
In the second edition of its report, Implementing the 2030 Agenda, the World Bank looks at its impact in projects at the local, national, regional and global levels – and in the full range of sectors, including education, health, infrastructure, technology, climate change, gender equality, business development, energy, and many others.
Government leaders took forward the SADC industrialisation agenda, while focusing on infrastructure development, youth empowerment and sustainable development at the close of the 38th SADC Summit, which took place on 17 and 18 August 2018 in Windhoek. The theme was “Promoting infrastructure development and youth empowerment for sustainable development”.
Participants called for global youth empowerment and presented an international bank of scalable and replicable projects at the close of the G20 engagement group’s summit in Córdoba, Argentina.
Blockchain Policy Forum, 4-5 September 2018
The summit took place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 16-18 August 2018. Among other issues, leaders discussed the socio-economic situation in the region, while Angola, as chair of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, reported on the state of peace and security. Particu-lar attention was paid to recent and forthcoming elections including in Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Eswatini and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Over the course of the Y20 Summit, the 46 official representatives from G20 countries will work on a document containing public policy recommendations that will be submitted for consideration by G20 leaders on 30 November and 1 December in Buenos Aires. Delegates will also work on the Social Innovation Warehouse, an international bank of scalable and replicable projects designed by young people that will serve as input for governments and organisations seeking to innovate in public policies for young people.
The GEGAfrica project has been funded by UK aid from the UK government; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.