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  • Coordination between Europe, India and COP26 is a great lever for climate engagement 2 April 2021 Our Board Member Minister Prabhu, India’s G20 Sherpa, discussed sustainability issues with COP26 President and EU Commissioner Timmermans in charge of the green deal. EU-India-COP26 coordination is one of the great levers of ambitious and credible Climate commitments. Lire la suite
  • EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: Stakes for a constructive balance of power 17 March 2021 By Philippe Coste, Pierre-Noël Giraud, Stéphane Gompertz, Henri de Grossouvre, Fatima Hadj, Brice Lalonde, François Loos, François Quentin, Joël Ruet, Raphaël Schoentgen, Alex Wang, avec Clarisse Comte et Claire Thomas. After seven years of negotiations, the European Union and China reached an investment agreement on December 30, 2020. While Beijing… Lire la suite
  • The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River Basin (OMVS) will be a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize 12 March 2021 On 12th March 2021, in Kayes, Mali, our Board Member Hamed Semega, announced the Senegal River basin organization (OMVS) will run for the Peace Nobel Prize. OMVS, an international organization under Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, today celebrates its 49th anniversary. Heading towards 50, and ahead of the upcoming Word Water… Lire la suite
  • Senegal: The political crisis shaking the country 9 March 2021 3 of our Founding Board Members from Senegal were mobilized in the international and national media during the restlessness the country experienced; Aissata Tall-Sall Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elhaj Kasse Special Adviser to the President and Mamadou Lamine Diallo, member of the National Assembly and one of the leaders of… Lire la suite
  • Signing of the investment agreement between the EU and China 9 March 2021 Ambassador Sylvie Bermann and our chairman Joel Ruet exchanged notes on Chinese TV on the EU-China investment agreement; noting that it not only concludes 7 years of negotiations but also of seeing on both sides the emergence of a different vision of the world. While many issues remain to be… Lire la suite
  • Pranjal Sharma speaks during the Reboot Work Festival on the panel “AI, Automation & Future of work” 18 December 2020 Pranjal Sharma, advisor at the Davos World Economic Forum and member of the Bridge Tank’s board, was one of the keynote panellists of the Reboot Work Festival on the 17th of December 2020. He intervened in the panel entitled “AI, Automation & Future of work”, alongside with Rajesh Kumar, Regional… Lire la suite
  • Meeting between Hakima El Haite, President of the Liberal International and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara 16 December 2020 Hakima El Haite, President of Liberal International and member of the Bridge Tank’s board, had a private audience with Alassane Ouattara, the Ivorian President, on the 15th of December 2020. This event took place aside from Alassane Ouattara’s re-election and investiture as president, after his campaign as the candidate of… Lire la suite
  • OMVS presents a check for 200 million CFA francs for the 9th World Water Forum 12 December 2020 Hamed Semega, member of the Bridge Tank’s board and High Commissioner to Sub-Regional Organisation for the Senegal River Basin Development Authority (Organisation de Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal, OMVS), handed the organisers of the 9th World Water Forum (which will take place in 2022) a 200 million CFA francs… Lire la suite
  • Democracies, Governances, Rules of law in Africa, which perspectives? 27 November 2020 Alain Dupouy, president of the Objective Future Africa Club (O2A) think tank and Alain Juppé’s former advisor for Africa, hosted a workshop which gathered political actors and activists from West African countries, notably Guinea, Tchad, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Benin. This discussion was following the theme “Democracies, Governances, Rules of… Lire la suite
  • RCEP agreement and India 22 November 2020 Pranjal Sharma, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, wrote a paper for The Daily Guardian entitled “RCEP and India: Between the lines” on the 21st of November 2020. The RCEP is a multilateral trade agreement between Asian countries, started by China during the 2011 ASEAN meeting. China intends on using… Lire la suite
  • Conference: being a social democrat in Africa 18 November 2020 Martin Ziguélé, former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, took part in the Bridge Tank’s conversation about being social democrat in Africa. He discussed with Joël Ruet and Stéphane Gompertz, former French Ambassador to Austria and Ethiopia and Africa Director at the Quai d’Orsay, about various subjects, including social… Lire la suite
  • Exchanges and proposals on industry with the Chinese Embassy in Paris 11 June 2020 On June 11th, Joel Ruet exchanged views on the international situation with the Chinese ambassador in Paris and French personalities including former ministers Hubert Védrine and François Loos, former Elysée diplomatic advisers Maurice Gourdault-Montagne and Jean-David Levitte, experts Emmanuel Dupuy, Barthelemy Courmont and General Jean-Bernard Pinatel. Several speakers pointed out… Lire la suite
  • On Africa and the “Pangolin effect” 20 April 2020 Issue Brief, by our Board Member, Mamadou Lamine Diallo, former Head of Political Cabinet to the President of the Commission of the African Union. Diallo sets out directions for African leaders framing their destiny, in contrast with China's vision for the Continent, with the backdrop of a note by the… Lire la suite
  • The Bridge Tank’s 2020 Davos – Highlights 23 January 2020 As each year, Davos is too hectic to come into a post. Here are, beyond our own organized "Innovation Lunch", some highlights. We started with a TV interview on this year's theme on sustainable environment at the 50th World Economic Forum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwk5r9PJcPE . The Davos forum of course lags… Lire la suite
  • Unlocking Finance: The Key Factor for Investment on Green Projects in Africa 1 November 2019 A significant change in how investors approach green projects is underway. The fight against climate change requires and will require increases in the amount of capital being devoted to green projects. This underlines the importance of mobilizing financial actors from the private sector. Their awareness of this need and on… Lire la suite
  • Research Paper: One Belt One Road and the Reconfiguration of EU-China Relations 1 March 2018 At the 2017 Davos Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the merits of globalization and called for more effective measures and structural reforms to establish equitable governance and build new growth models. The “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) initiative has been accelerated with the Chinese presidency of the G20… Lire la suite
  • Policy Brief: Transfers of Knowledge & Technology : the ultimate Development Challenge and key role of Entreprises 1 February 2018 Technology transfer, coupled with the formation of knowledge, has long been an objective targeted by development policies. Issues related to climate and environmental transitions have reinforced the perception of the importance of technology transfer from the North to the South as a means to clean development. The Clean Development Mechanism… Lire la suite
  • France Might Miss The Great African Transformation 15 September 2017 No French diplomat was present at the launching of the African Union “2016 Transition Report” in New York on September 21st. Is it because it is an internal matter of the African Union, or is it symptomatic of a French disregard for the  transformation of the continent ? In either case,… Lire la suite
  • Non-Aligned Capitalism 14 August 2017 EMERGING COUNTRIES, OR THE NEW INDUSTRIAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE WORLD The rise of emerging economies is one of the greatest transformations of the twenty-first century. However, they are still poorly understood. They neither converge towards a capitalist-liberal model in a process of unification, nor can be considered as centralized and… Lire la suite
  • Ambitious mobility targets and industrial policy for India 7 August 2017 India is ambitious. In order to reduce its CO2 emissions and to respond to urban air pollution issues, it announces, through the voices of its ministers of transport and energy, unprecedented green transition targets in the mobility sector: 22,5% biofuel and 100% electric vehicles by 2030. However, the measures that… Lire la suite
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