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The Africa Continental Free Trade Area: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Development, Peace and Security in the Horn

25 October 2022

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The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) are pleased to invite you to a Forum launching the Horn of Africa Bulletin’s (HAB) edition on The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The articles in this edition explore the AfCFTA and its impact since the agreement’s adoption in 2018, with a specific focus on the Horn of Africa (HoA). The Forum will take place on the 25th of October 2022, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the IPSS conference hall.

This two-hour Forum will reflect on the opportunities and challenges brought forth by the AfCFTA for the realization of an integrated, peaceful and stable HoA. The discussion will examine AfCFTA and its implications for peace and security in the subsequent region; informal cross-border traders and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and the role stakeholders, such as AU, RECs and civil society actors, play in supporting the AfCFTA’s implementation.

The Forum brings together 25 – 30 representatives from the African Union, RECS, United Nations Agencies, AU ambassadors, think tanks, NGO practitioners, and community-based organisations. The Forum is an opportunity for engagement and collaboration between a select group of stakeholders focused on the AfCFTA in the HoA region.

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25 October 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EAT
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Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS)
Life and Peace Institute
Sweden Sverige