Resources

In partnership with the APPG for Africa, we host high-level meetings and public events in Parliament, which deal with a wide range of topics and ideas in the political and policy space.

 

The majority of the APPG for Africa meetings are by invitation only. Where APPG meeting briefs and memos are available for wider circulation, they will be available below. A record of all meetings held each year is published in the APPG for Africa’s Annual Report.

 

2020

 

The Corona Virus Pandemic has seen APPG meetings move to Zoom.

You can re-watch most APPG webinars either on the Royal African Society’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

For direct links and event briefings for specific events, please visit the original event listing via the events section of this website. 

 

2019

 

APPG report launch: Visa Problems for African Visitors to the UK

This is the short memo of the launch of the APPG for Africa report on Visa Problems for African Visitors to the UK. This report was joint with the APPG for Diaspora, Development and Migration, the APPG for Malawi and ASA-UK.

 

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Meeting memo: Tackling the rise of childhood stunting in Africa

This is the memo from the high-level roundtable meeting of the APPG for Africa with the London International Development Centre on Tackling the rise of childhood stunting in Africa. The meeting was held on the 3rd July 2019 and Chaired by Pauline Latham OBE MP.

 

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Extractive Sector Accountability in Africa: Lessons from the Niger Delta (July 2019)

This is a meeting memo from a public panel event of the APPG for Africa on Extractive Sector Accountability in Africa: lessons from the Niger Delta in July 2019.
This event was supported by Stakeholder Democracy Network and Leigh Day.

 

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Roundtable with Immigration Minister, Rt. Hon. Caroline Nokes MP to discuss visit visas (February 2019)

Minutes coming soon.

 

UK Visa Refusals for African Visitors (January 2019)

This is the full minute of the meeting on the 22nd January 2019 of the APPG for Africa together with AFFORD and the APPG for Malawi on UK Visa refusals for African visitors.

 

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2018

 

High-level roundtable on the new Africa Strategy with the Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin MP (November 2018)

This is the minute from the APPG Africa high-level roundtable meeting with Harriet Baldwin MP to discuss HMG’s New Africa Strategy. The meeting was held on the 13th November 2018 and attended by MPs and Peers and some select externals.

 

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Africa’s rising debt: is it sustainable? (November 2018)

Minutes from the APPG Africa roundtable meeting Chaired by Lord Chidgey on the 5th November with Mr. David Robinson, Deputy Director in the IMF’s African Department and Jesse Griffiths who heads ODI’s work on development finance.

 

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Financing the African Continental Free Trade Area: What can the City of London offer? (October 2018)
These are minutes from the APPG breakfast meeting in October 2018 with the African Union’s Trade Commissioner and the Lord Mayor of London.

 

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APPG Meeting Memo- Inclusive Digital Trade

This is the meeting memo from the APPG for Africa panel meeting on Inclusive Digital Trade on 16th May 2018. The meeting was arranged in conjunction with London’s Africa Tech Summit 2018

 

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APPG Africa meeting with Trade & Industry Minister for Ghana

This is a memo from the APPG Africa meeting with Trade & Industry Minister for Ghana in April 2018.

 

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Roundtable with UK Trade Commissioner to Africa in preparation for Commonwealth Business Forum
These minutes are from a high-level roundtable discussion hosted by the Africa APPG in partnership with the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) in preparation for the 11th Commonwealth Business Forum in April. Key Speakers: Emma Wade-Smith (UK Trade Commissioner to Africa) and David Luke (Coordinator of the Africa Trade Policy Centre, UNECA). The meeting was attended by parliamentarians and business leaders from RAS and CWEIC corporate membership. (26th February 2018)

 

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Roundtable with UNECA to explore how post-Brexit UK can best support Africa’s internal trade agenda and the African Continental Free Trade Area (February 2018)

 

David Luke Parliamentary Briefing – Download

Smart Trade & Industrialisation UNECA – Download

 

Minutes from roundtable with SADC sugar delegation (January 2018)
These are the minutes from the roundtable with a sugar delegation from SADC to discuss post-Brexit challenges and opportunities for the industry on 31st January 2018.

 

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AB Sugar briefing from SADC sugar delegation (January 2018)
This is the briefing provided by AB sugar setting out the main concerns of the SADC sugar delegation for the APPG roundtable meeting on the 31st January 2018

 

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2017

 

Roundtable with Pitchdrive Ventures

 

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2016

 

Developing Sustainable & Accessible Energy Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa
This is a meeting memo from the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group. A full audio recording of the event together with slides from the panel presentations is available.

 

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DFID makes the right noises over Ebola lessons
The report from the Africa APPG together with Polgeia is available online and to download here. An audio recording of the launch event is also available here.

 

 

2015

 

The International Development APPGs high-level meeting with Amina Mohammed, The UN Special Advisor on Post 2015 Development Planning
The meeting was attended by MPs, Peers, NGO representatives and post-2015 liaison officers from a number of government departments and representatives of embassies of the developing world. The Meeting was chaired by Lord McConnell. An audio recording of the meeting is available.

 

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Africa APPG – Mitigating a major food security crisis in West Africa: The impact of Ebola on agriculture and rural livelihoods
This is a memo from the joint meeting with the Africa APPG on APPG on Agriculture & Food for Development on 2nd February 2015. Audio recording available.

 

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Africa APPG – Ebolanomics: a pharmaceutical question
The is a meeting memo from the joint event in parliament of the Africa APPG and Global Health APPG on the 19th January 2015. An audio recording of the event is available.

 

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Africa APPG – John Vine on visas: There is a lack of procedural fairness & inconsistency in decision making
On the 28th January 2015, the Africa APPG met with John Vine CBE QPM, the recently retired Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. The APPG is currently making enquiries into the current decision making process for visa applications from Africans attempting to visit the UK and John Vine has carried out a number of in-depth inquiries into the UK visa application process from African countries.

The recording is available here and the Hansard is available here

 

 

2014

 

Africa APPG – Combating Ebola: has the media helped or hindered?
On the 8th December 2014, the Africa APPG together with the Global Health APPG and BBC World Service held a panel discussion with Parliamentarians to discuss the role of the media in the Ebola outbreak. Below is a brief overview; the full recording of the event is available below.

 

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