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News & Highlights

  • Guangzhou – Pre-G20 Meeting Senegal-China 5 September 2016 El Haj Kassé, Minister-Counsellor of the Senegalese President Macky Sall and Board Member of the Bridge Tank, was a member of the Senegalese presidential’s delegation which arrived in Hangzhou,China, for the upcoming G20 Summit on September 4th and 5th. President Macky Sall had a pre-G20 meeting with Chinese companies on… Read more
  • Beijing – The dynamics of Innovation, Think20-G20 Summit 28 July 2016 The Bridge Tank joined the works of the G20-related Think 20 Summit and T20 Innovation Forum held by the China Science and Technology Exchange Center that will take place on July 30 in Beijing with the theme “Towards a Collaborative, Inclusive and Dynamic Global Environment”. It is organized with the support… Read more
  • Paris – Meeting France-Morocco in the French National Assembly 23 July 2016 Joel Ruet mentioned Morocco's role of model for the South as The Bridge Tank had the opportunity to take part in the France-Morocco Meeting on July 5, collectively organized by the France-Morocco group of the French National Assembly and the Morocco-France group from the Moroccan House of Representatives. The event… Read more
  • Davos – The Bridge Tank champions the Global South’s role in the Fourth Revolution 18 July 2016 At the 2016 Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, some 2,800 attendees took the opportunity to discuss the challenges raised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Bridge Tank was there and quick to point out that this fledgling revolution was not the prerogative of the Global North. In our view,… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank participates at the France-Morocco meeting at the National Assembly 18 July 2016 The Bridge Tank participated in the France-Morocco meeting on 5 July, jointly organised by the France-Morocco Friendship Group of the National Assembly and the Morocco-France Friendship Group of the Moroccan House of Representatives. The event took place at the National Assembly in Paris and focused on the theme "Reforms in… Read more
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°6 – Toward the COP22 of action 17 June 2016 Last week, delegates from 195 member countries of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered in Bonn, Germany, to operationalize the agreement reached in Paris. The Bonn meeting aims to prepare the upcoming event held in Marrakech, which will be the phase of concrete actions. In this way, our… Read more
  • IDLO Forum: Achieving Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063: The Rule of Law as an Engine for Africa’s Sustainable Development 16 June 2016 In Dar-es-Salam, IDLO (International Development Law Organization) organized a forum on June 1-2, 2016 on the theme "Achieving Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063: the Rule of Law as a Driver for Africa's Sustainable Development" with Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Membe.Mamadou Lamine Diallo, a member of the Senegalese Parliament, former Central… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank attends the 2016 edition of the Moroccan Brand Conference 28 May 2016 On the 27th of May 2016, The Bridge Tank attended the Morrocan Brand Conference. Co-inaugurated by the Morroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salaheddine Mezouar and the Minister for International Trade Abdelkader Aamara, our President Joel Ruet stated that, Morrocco being an emerging country, this status strongly influences new options of… Read more
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°5 – The emerging countries in the Green Race 18 April 2016 Energy, cleantech, climate finance : what place do the emerging countries have in the Green Race?   South-South business ecosystems are growing and changing the game in an increasingly diversified global order. In the South, energy is one of the key sectors offering opportunities to leapfrog into a transformative growth… Read more
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°4 – Who will drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution? 18 April 2016 The Bridge Tank  analyzes the theme of the 2016 Davos Forum and identifies the new emerging economies as being the key to economic diversification. For more on this subject, take a look at our "Insights into Emerging Economies" . The 2016 edition of the Davos Forum opens on 20 January, inviting… Read more
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°3 – Towards new global industrial alliances 18 April 2016 This week, The Bridge Tank gives its point of view on COP-21 and the resulting lessons to be learnt. As a preview for the Abu Dhabi "Sustainability Week", it is vital to understand how environmental issues have managed to spark interest from emerging countries. Download for more information our Insight dedicated to… Read more
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°2 – Special Feature on COP21 18 April 2016 At the dawn of COP21, it is time for a critical reading of the commitments made by the countries that are home to half of the world’s population today, and will be home to the majority, tomorrow. Download our Insights into Emerging Economies here . After the initial enthusiasm – with… Read more
  • Abu Dhabi – A “Green Week” in the United Arab Emirates 28 February 2016 The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, organized by Masdar from the 16th to 23rd January 2016, brought more than 32,000 participants from over 170 countries.  Over years, the event has become nothing less in importance than the “Davos of energy”. This edition, coming as post-COP21, additionally whistled the real kick-off for the deployment… Read more
  • Paris COP21 – The Bridge Tank contributes to a report on sustainable development and intellectual property 25 December 2015 On the occasion of the COP21, on 8 December, Joël Ruet, President of The Bridge Tank, and intellectual property lawyer Guillaume Henry presented the report "Sustainable Development and Intellectual Property: Access to Technologies in Emerging Countries" at the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée. In his presentation, Joël Ruet indicated that "the… Read more
  • Inauguration of the Solektra Solar Academy in Bamako 16 December 2015 Following the involvement of The Bridge Tank in the Akon Lighting Africa project, the Bridge Tank was received by the singer and philanthropist Akon during his visit to Bamako on December 15, 2015. Akon launched his project of electrification of the continent through the development of solar energy.The Akon Lighting… Read more
  • Policy Brief: For a Rural Economic Ecosystem Strategy: Towards Inclusive Growth in Emerging Countries 6 November 2015 Emergence is not just industrial or urban. The Bridge Tank outlines a strategy for inclusive growth through the creation-densification of agricultural economic ecosystems forming a diversified rural economy. In the context of the emergence of urban economies of Asia and Africa, this Policy brief sets out an inclusive growth strategy… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank attends the third India-Africa Forum Summit 5 November 2015 The third India-Africa Forum Summit was held in New Delhi, India, from 26th to 29th October 2015. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited African heads of states and governments. This summit notably included a discussion with the Indian Minister of Finance Arun Jaitly, as well as one with the… Read more
  • The African Way to Emerge : The Vision of the Elites 3 November 2015 Despite growth rates that are close to Asian levels, Africa continues to draw doubts from experts, who point to various structural problems. African elites are conscious of the challenges, but promote a positive vision focused on solutions and opportunities. Mohamed Soual (Chief Economist of Moroccan’s leading industrial company), Mamadou Lamine… Read more
  • Emerging Africa : Under Which Conditions ? 13 October 2015 It’s Africa’s turn to emerge according to experts. But according to those external voices, it will only happen provided that the continent enhances its natural resources. In this column published in Le Monde on the 13th of October 2015, Joel Ruet and El Hadj Kassé (Minister-Counselor to the President of Senegal)… Read more
  • A look back at Minister Borloo’s pledge for the electrification of Africa 7 March 2015 On March 3, 2015 the Bridge Tank attended the ceremony at the Elysée Palace where President Hollande gave his support to Minister Borloo's initiative for the electrification of Africa.  Many political figures attended this event including Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, but also the presidents of the Senate and the… Read more
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