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APRM in collaboration with GIZ and Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) based at UNISA are launching a virtual training on South-South cooperation on Agenda 2063 and SDGs.

Application deadline: 30 October 2021.

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JCGS 2021 Second International E-Conference:

The IGD is glad to announce the Second International E-Conference of Jindal Centre for the Global South (JCGS) on “The Rise of the Global South and the Future of World Order Post-Covid19 Pandemic” December 18, 19 2021.

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Video: South Africa in the World, 2021: Statecraft in African Affairs

South Africa must undergo domestic reforms in order to reposition itself on the African continent and beyond. Failure to adequately address domestic challenges and to build the requisite capacity of the state may indeed lead to the weakening of South Africa’s role and influence in Africa and the world.

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South Africa in the World 2020: Pragmatism versus Ideology

Although South Africa is hastening to pursue an ambitious foreign policy agenda, the focus on South Africa’s engagement in Africa is based on the assumption that the coronavirus pandemic has shifted all short- to medium-term contexts away from business-as-usual global engagements and zoned in on a more focused regional or continental emphasis...

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Fostering a Pragmatic Foreign Service in a VUCA world

The party–state dynamic is a lasting feature in the South African foreign policy decision-making structure, thus influencing the way pragmatic engagements are pursued in relation to ideology. It is important to navigate this environment effectively. This policy brief highlights bureaucratic challenges for the foreign service in 2020, political deployment...

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Optimising South African economic diplomacy

Barriers to optimising South African economic diplomacy are twofold: 1) more South Africans engaging in small and medium enterprises need to form part of the dialogue, thus strengthening government–business relations is central to achieving economic diplomacy objectives and key to a results-driven policy; and 2) government authorities ...

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ZOONOTICA: An IGD Series on Reimagining Post-Pandemic International Relations

Introduction

The international relations of the Covid-19 pandemic, with its dystopian overtones forces all of us to begin doing a rethink of the global and regional politics and economics of the world we live in and its cultural dimensions that have brought us to this point.

Join the Institute for Global Dialogue as we interrogate and dive deep into a post-pandemic terra nova, convening a diverse range of expert voices from perspectives such as contemporary politics, international relations, economics, science, ICT, culture, geopolitics, scenario planning, risk analysis and so much more.

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Africa Update: Ethiopia - SAfm 17 July 2020

Commentaries on the GERD Nile dispute on SAfm by Faith Mabera Senior Researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue

Africa Update: Ethiopia - SAfm 23 July 2020

Commentaries on the GERD Nile dispute on SAfm by Faith Mabera Senior Researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue

VIDEOS

South Africa in the World 2021: Statecraft in African Affairs

The Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) hosted its South Africa in the World public dialogue on 16 September 2021, 11:00-12:30 (SAST)

Chile’s New Constitutional Process: What Lessons from South Africa?

Webinar hosted by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies within the Institute for Global Dialogue ...

How much has Africa been held back by illicit financial outflows?

Africa lost $836bn between 2000 and 2015 in what’s being termed ‘illicit capital flight’.

Outcomes of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly: Sanusha Naidu

The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly's wrapped up on Tuesday. The annual general debate tackled issues such as the need for...

Sanusha Naidu discusses South Africa's approach to COVID19

Sanusha Naidu, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Dialogue, unpacks #SouthAfrica's thinking around the relaxing of #lockdown measures...

The African Response to COVID-19

Department of International Relations and Cooperation

COVID-19 and Impact on Value Chains: The Role of BRICS

Online round table “Risks to the functioning of the value chains in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: how can the BRICS countries respond?”

Interviews from Caracas: Africa's Response to COVID-19 (Africa Month)

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Post-COVID-19: Implications for International Cooperation

The world is working on mitigating the enormous challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Philani Mthembu and Sanusha Naidu sharing insights on ‘The Pandemic in Africa: Local and Global Strategies’: Panel Discussion hosted by the Global Research Forum on Diapora and Transformation (GRFDT), virtual network based in Mumbai.

The Pandemic in Africa: Local and Global Strategies: Panel Discussion

Dr Mthembu examined South Africa's response to the Crisis and the implications this has for the migrant community.

The Pandemic in Africa: Local and Global Strategies: Panel Discussion

Ms Naidu explored the international dimension of the Pandemic on the institutional architecture of the global multilateral system.

South-South cooperation key to development: UN chief

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United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday highlighted the essential role of South-South cooperation in accelerating achievement of development goals and called on developing countries to further make efforts to boost wealth and knowledge.

“South-South cooperation offers real, concrete solutions to common development challenges,” Ban Ki-moon said in his message to mark the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation Thursday, Xinhua reported.“Sharing best practices, funding pilot projects in far-flung locales, providing the capital to scale-up successful projects, supplying regional public goods, developing and adapting appropriate technologies — these are the opportunities that the international community needs to better leverage,” he said.The UN chief pointed out that South-South cooperation was particularly important as the world approached the 2015 deadline of the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Available at:http://www.mizonews.net/world/south-south-cooperation-key-development-un-chief/

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