Brussels, Belgium December 12th, 2020
On December 7th, 2020, Björg Pálsdóttir, THEnet CEO attended the inception meeting of the Africa – Europe Foundation’s Strategy Group on Health. The group includes a diverse group of leaders from both continents including former ministers of health. The new foundation is a consortium entity founded by a leading European think-tank, Friends of Europe, and a leading African Foundation, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in partnership with the African Climate Foundation and the ONE Campaign and with a multitude of stakeholders from civil society, business, policymaking and the youth sector across Africa and Europe.
The purpose of the Africa Europe Foundation is to “facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue, catalyze partnerships and unlock new opportunities that can transform Africa-Europe relations into action”. The Strategy Group on Health will seek to bring in fresh thinking and strategic foresight to unlock opportunities, create mutually beneficial synergies, and build a renewed and collaborative partnership between both continents.