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Government officials give evidence on UK engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa

29 January 2020

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee takes evidence on the Government's new Africa Strategy, the role of the African Union, and the UK's engagement in the region.


Wednesday 29 January in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Harriet Mathews OBE, Director for Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Jane Edmondson, Director - East and Central Africa Division, Department for International Development.

Possible questions

  • What is the Government's new Africa Strategy,  what resources is the Government allocating to deliver this strategy, and how is success being measured?
  • What is the Government's assessment of the effectiveness of the African Union and its role in Sub-Saharan African economic, security and political development?
  • How is the UK working to move 'beyond aid'? How is it  supporting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)?
  • Which are the most pressing challenges to peace and security in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how is the UK working to address them?
  • What impact will climate change have in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how is the UK working to mitigate the threats?

Further information

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