The Jesuits Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA) organised a webinar with the theme, “Including the African Union at the G20: The practical path toward holistic solutions for sustained global development and good global governance’’.

The webinar was held on Thursday 8 June, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm East African Time. The webinar attracted over 60 participants. Its purpose was to raise awareness and generate constructive discussions on the importance of including the African Union in the G20 for sustained global development and good global governance.

The event provided insights into the potential benefits, challenges, and opportunities of this inclusion and highlighted the role of the African Union (AU) in deepening the G20's engagement with Africa. It also aimed to contribute to building a consensus on the need for greater African representation in global governance structures and promote international cooperation and solidarity.

The Moderator of the webinar was Dr Lyla Latif- Public finance law specialist, University of Nairobi, and the panelists were: Prof. Thomas Pogge-Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs and Founding Director of the Global Justice Program at Yale University; Jason Braganza - Executive Director, AFRODAD; Fernando Saldivar, SJ - Centre Sèvres, the Jesuit Faculty of Theology in Paris, France; and Joan Atim - Senior research fellow with the Committee on Fiscal Studies (CFS) of the University of Nairobi.

The main agenda was to discuss the benefits of including the AU in the G20, highlight Africa's contributions to the G20's agenda, and explore ways to deepen the G20's engagement with the continent.

The webinar brought together experts and stakeholders from the African Union, G20 member countries, and other relevant organisations who shared their insights and perspectives. The forum also provided an opportunity for participants to ask questions and engage in discussions.

A report was prepared after the webinar. Read report by clicking {HERE}: