In this mutating world, pressures on States’ stability have increased with war, pandemics and natural disasters, shaking the international system to the core. The resurgence of war in Europe has reshuffled the cards of world geopolitics. Energy shortages, inflation, amplification of populist narratives and an overall fragmentation are all exacerbated in a world recovering from a global pandemic.
The African continent and the Global South are particularly suffering from the slow restart of the post-pandemic economy and the ongoing conflicts in the West with far-reaching implications and repercussions. As exposed witnesses of the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine and of the ever-growing discordance between the United States and China, and as a region standing to be the most impacted by the compounded crises, states in the Global South are reviving the nonaligned movement. Are they in a position to advance their own views and secure their interests? In the aftermath of a pandemic and in the midst of War, the Global South could contribute to policy prescriptions regarding how to best to navigate the turbulence ahead. How can the Global South manage and mitigate worse effects, and turn the current crisis into an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation around collaborative North-South efforts aimed at action, genuine partnerships, and cooperation?
Stakes are high. Cooperation on the global, regional, state and individual levels is the only way to cope and overcome these unprecedented challenges. As advocates for the Global South, the implementation of an enhanced and effective multilateral world order is one of the compasses that leads our action. The Atlantic Dialogues conference has always channeled this strong willingness of increased and reformed multilateralism by creating innovative spaces of dialogue between the North and South Atlantic. This conference is the opportunity to conceptualize the wider Atlantic and advocates for innovative and bold ideas for a peaceful, more balanced and prosperous future.
Under the theme Cooperation in a Mutating World: Opportunities of the Wider Atlantic this year’s agenda will cover the following topics :
1. Compounded Crises: The Wider Atlantic Taking Stock
2. Two-Speed Multilateralism in the Wider Atlantic
3. Inflation: The New Old Phenomenon
4. Street Power, Willpower, and Democracy
5. NATO, the South Atlantic, and the Global Strategic Balance
6. Governance, Inequality, and Social Protection
7. The Global Economy at a Crossroad: Regionalization, Slowbalization, or Fragmentation?
8. Food Security in a Time of Turmoil
9. Weathering the Storm of Climate Change
10. Water (In)Security: Facing the Dry Reality
11. Latin American President Panel
12. Emerging Leaders Closing Plenary
1. The Security-Development Nexus in the Sahel: The Challenge of Implementation
2. Climate Change and Inequality: Are Central Banks’ Mandates Expanding?
3. Water (In)Security: Facing the Dry Reality
1. Euro-African Atlantic : Building a New Area of Cooperation (in French)
2. Sustainable Atlantic Cities: Planning with Purpose
3. Powering Peace in Africa
4. China’s BRI and the South Atlantic
5. U.S.-Africa: An Opportunity Lost or Found?
6. United Against All Odds: The Atlantic and the Future of the European Union
7. Creative Economy and the Role of the Arts
8. Banking on Climate Finance : A Call to Action
9. Asia, Africa, and the Wider Atlantic
10. Lessons Learned from the Grand Disruption of Global Supply Chains
11. Block Chain Technology for Development
12. Space Governance: The Final Frontier?
13. Aftermath of Europe’s War: The West vs Africa and the Rest
14. Towards an Inclusive AfCFTA: Opportunities for Women and Youth
15. Impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on Commodities
16. هجرة الكفاآت: الوجه الآخر للهجرة وحركية الساكنة في حوض البحر الابيض المتوسط
1. Atlantic Multilateralism and Prospects for a Pan Atlantic Community
2. Moving Beyond Aid: Financing Development In and For the South