Democracy through dialogue? Role of parties and Members of Parliament in Finland’s future Africa strategy
Webinar on Finland’s Africa strategy on Tuesday 8 December at 10.00–11.50
We would like to invite you to a webinar organised by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Development Policy Committee and Demo Finland to discuss how Finland’s Africa strategy and new policies can promote the conditions for democracy. We will also explore the role of parties and Members of Parliament in Finland’s Africa strategy.
The webinar will be held via Zoom.
You can register for the webinar using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n5-kHyBIT0uMza2c91G5AQ
Welcoming remarks: Inka Hopsu (Green League), Member of Parliament, Chair of the Development Policy Committee
Opening speech: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto
Keynote: Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Westminster Foundation for Democracy: Learning to walk together – some lessons from the UK’s approach to Africa
Comment: H.E. Ms Sarra Chaouani Abidi, Ambassador of Tunisia
Antti Kurvinen (Centre Party), Member of Parliament
Anne-Mari Virolainen (National Coalition Party), Member of Parliament
Mikko Ollikainen (Swedish People’s Party), Member of Parliament
Sari Essayah (Christian Democrats), Member of Parliament
Tom Packalén (Finns Party), Member of Parliament
Juhani Klemetti (Liike Nyt Movement), Party Secretary
Closing comment: Helena Airaksinen, Deputy Director General, Department for Africa and the Middle East, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The event will be hosted by Karoliina Kinnunen Mohr, Strategic Director of Kaskas Media.
A recording of the webinar will be available after the event on Demo Finland’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/demofinland
Participate and discuss
The stakeholder hearings of Finland’s Africa strategy began with an online event open to the public on 30 September. The event was also streamed on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' Facebook page. Please find further information:
You can follow the preparation on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ social media channels and participate in the conversation by using the hashtag #afrikkastrategia.
Further information regarding opportunities to participate and discuss will be provided on this website as the preparations of the Africa strategy progress.
Please contact us with any questions or comments regarding the preparation of the Africa strategy.
Africa policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
tel. +358 295 350 337