يستضيف مركز السياسات من أجل الجنوب الجديد في حلقة جديدة من برنامجه الأسبوعي حديث الثلاثاء ثلة من الفاعلين المدنيين والباحثين في السياسات العمومية والشأن العام لمناقشة دور المجتمع المدني بمختلف مكوناته سواء على المستوى الوطني أو المحلي كما ينص عليها الدستور المغربي، حيث سيتطرق ضيوفنا إلى مدى انخراط المجتمع المدني في بلورة، تتبع وتقييم السياسات العمومية، مدى فاعليته وآليات اشتغاله إضافة إلى الصعوبات التي يواجهها في الترافع لإقرار وتقوية مجتمع مواطن.Keep me informed
In modern societies, technology plays an important role and thus creates new challenges. Information, of which ICT is the vector, has become a strategic resource. Today, ICTs are already playing a central role in the fight against global inequalities. They are now asserting themselves, in both developed and emerging countries, as tools to help formalize development and crisis management strategies. The changes brought about by the use of ICTs are visible everywhere. Indeed, crisis management cannot function effectively without the support of advanced ICTs.
The Policy Center for the New South recently partnered with the Atlantic Council Africa Center on a pair of reports exploring the evolving roles of both traditional and emerging external powers in Africa in the post-COVID era. In its report, Emerging Powers in Africa: Key Drivers, Differing Interests, and Future Perspectives, the PCNS outlines how emerging powers are muscling their way into African markets, crowding a region already beset with security challenges. The complementary Africa Center report, African Agency in the New Cold War: Traditional Power Competition in the Post-COVID-19 African Landscape, focuses on Africa’s traditional external powers breaking down the economic and security flash-points that a “new Cold War” could precipitate, while noting with optimism the significant room for African agency even in sensitive fields like Chinese debt and global tech competition.Keep me informed
Covid-19 triggered the worst and most synchronized global recession in recorded history, albeit - on current evidence - a short-lived one. The global recession was reflected in a precipitous fall in world trade, which is now recovering. The backlash against trade and globalization long preceded the pandemic, but as a result of the economic hardship it causes, public opinion in many countries has soured even more against imports and outsourcing. Most evident is the drive towards reduced reliance on the importation of medicines and medical equipment, products which mainly originate in a small number of countries, led by China.Keep me informed
The purposeful dissemination of misleading or outright false information by news media and foreign state actors constitutes an increasingly important factor in both the growing erosion of trust in national institutions and political polarization in many countries around the world. The danger that disinformation represents has been clearly demonstrated in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.