1st edition of Aswan forum to kick off Wednesday

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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 - 10:05 GMT

The conference aimed at bringing together prominent youth future leaders with state officials and institutions - Photo complied by Egypt Today staff

The conference aimed at bringing together prominent youth future leaders with state officials and institutions - Photo complied by Egypt Today staff

CAIRO, Dec 8 (MENA) - The first edition of Aswan Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development will kick off on Wednesday under the sponsorship of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

The forum comes upon an initiative by President Sisi immediately after assuming the chairmanship of the African Union.

The event will bring together heads of state and government, representatives from regional and international organisations and financial institutions, members of the private sector and civil society, and scholars and experts for action-oriented and forward-looking discussions on the threats, challenges and opportunities for Africa in the years ahead.

The Aswan Forum is the first of its kind platform in Africa to address the interlinkages between peace and development, and champion Africa-led solutions, through strengthening the policies-practices linkages.

This year’s theme is “An Agenda for Sustainable Peace, Security and Development in Africa”.

As part of the forum activities, a workshop titled "Silencing the Guns in Africa: Owning the Prevention Agenda" will be held.

The other workshops will address forced displacement and mixed migration in Africa, energy security, financial Inclusion for sustainable development and peace, financing post-conflict economic recovery, advancing African women’s meaningful contribution to peace, security and development as well as peace, security & development in the Red Sea & Gulf of Aden.

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