In November 2019 Marije Balt delivered a PPP workshop in Hargeisa, Somaliland for VNG. This was in the framework of the EU-funded Advancing Strong Partnerships for Inclusive and Resilient Economic Development (ASPIRE) & Dutch-funded Inclusive Decisions at Local Level (IDEAL).
It was on a windy, grey morning when I saw the light. I had dragged myself out of bed, not ready for another day of paper-pushing at the ministry. Fortunately, my boss allowed me to do a guest lecture at the Free University (VU) of Amsterdam.
Africa’s youth will take center stage at the EU-Africa Summit this week. For Europeans, the most important outcome is migration deals with Africa.