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News & Highlights

  • Inaugural Dinner for the Launch of the InnovaCOP Platform in the Presence of Madam Minister El Haite 4 October 2016 On September 28th, The Bridge Tank organized a dinner to launch the InnovaCOP platform at the Maison des Polytechniciens, in the heart of the 7th Arrondissement of Paris. Ms. Hakima El Haite, Deputy Minister of the Environment in Morocco, was present at the event, which brought together several renowned guests:… Read more
  • On Europe, the UN Security Council and the race for next UN-SG 12 September 2016 The UN Security Council vote on Friday and the events of this weekend have suddenly turned the UN Secretary-General election from a marathon race into a sprint finish, with more twists and turns to come. Contrary to Ban Ki-moon’s election ten years ago, the race remains vivid. But the running… Read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Participation of the Bridge Tank in the 15th edition of the Bamako Forum 23 February 2015 The city of Bamako hosted the 15th edition of the Bamako Forum from February 19 to 21, 2015, organized by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. It offers a chance to public decision-makers, professionals from the public, parapublic and private sectors, international institutions, development partners, civil society and the media to… Read more
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