Entries by GovInn

Event Report: ‘Broadening the debate on EU-Africa relations: Towards reciprocal approaches’- Launch of the South African Journal of International Affairs Special Issue

On 26 February, researchers and practitioners convened at the University of Pretoria to celebrate the launch of the South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) Special Issue on “Broadening the debate on EU-Africa relations: Towards reciprocal approaches”, guest edited by GovInn research fellows Dr John Kotsopoulos and Dr Frank Mattheis.

GovInn Research Fellow, Dickson Ajisafe, speaking at 2019 UKZN International Relations Postgraduate Conference

Mr Dickson Ajisafe participated in a 2-day International Relations Postgraduate Conference that was held on the 19th and 20th of March 2019 at Garden Court Marine Parade Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. He shared a panel with other speakers, and addressed the audience on “Africa-EU relations: Current development and what Africa should do towards achieving SDGs and 2030 agenda”.

Koen Dekeyser at the Right to Food seminar

Researcher Koen Dekeyser participated in the Legal Resource Centre’s Right to Food seminar in Johannesburg, 25-26 March 2019. In the seminar, pathways to implement South Africa’s constitutional Right to Food where discussed. In short, the right to food is a human right recognised under national and international law, which protects the right of human beings to access food and feed themselves. While Section 27(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that, ‘everyone has the right to have access to sufficient food and water’, implementation is lacking while malnourishment remains large.

Multi-level Governance and Food Security in the GCR

Multi-Stakeholder Workshop – 17 April 2019 – GCRO In the first session of the meeting Prof Jaap de Visser from the Dullah Omar Institute will outline the divisions of power between different levels of government and identify points of leverage that subnational governments have to influence food security. In the second session of the meeting we will be briefed on relevant policy innovations […]