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The South African Institute of International Affairs is a membership organisation and provides a range of services to its paid-up members according to their category and level of contribution. Events are generally open only to members. Click here to find out more about becoming a member. Below are our archives of past events, which often include associated presentations, speeches and summaries of the proceedings.

The South African Institute of International Affairs and the Global Challenges Foundation cordially invite you to Africa’s Role in Governing Global Risks: Emerging Voices from the Continent.
SAIIA Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Ukraine's Ambassador to South Africa, Mr Yevgen Burkat on "Ukraine's price for European choice: a troubled relationship with Russia"
On 23 June 2016, voters in the United Kingdom decided that their country should leave the European Union (EU). Politics has moved quickly since that day. The UK has a new government, and a new Prime Minister, Theresa May. And preparations are underway for a negotiation which will see the UK exiting the EU.
Today, potential urban investors and entrepreneurs look at Africa and see crowded, disconnected and costly cities. Such cities create low expectations for the scale of urban production and for returns on invested capital.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today launched the Fourth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR-IV).
SAIIA's annual Change Makers Forum on 9 February is an annual high-level dialogue to promote extractive sector transformation in Africa. Co-hosted with the University of Cape Town’s Minerals to Metals Programme, it is a neutral platform for bridging the divisions that continue to polarise mining discussions across Africa.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Elizabeth Aardenburg
The recently gazetted 'Reviewed broad-based black-economic empowerment charter for the South African mining and minerals industry, 2016', stipulates that legally constituted trusts must be created by communities and workers respectively to hold ownership stakes in mining assets.
On 1 February 2017, a high-level conference on Africa’s relationship with the Group of 20 (G20) was opened by the German Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn, who spoke on the key priorities of the German G20 Presidency. A dinner keynote that evening will be delivered by Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele of the South African Reserve Bank.
SAIIA Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by The Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille on 'The Role of Cities in International Relations - with specific reference to Cape Town.
Monday, 12 December 2016

Shifting paradigms of aid

On 12 December, SAIIA and the Centre on International Cooperation (CIC) organised a one-day workshop at the Baha’i International Community’s United Nations Office in New York. The workshop looked at the role of emerging actors in conflict-affected countries.
Sponsored by the Australian Government, SAIIA and the Institute for International Trade Australia hosted a one-day workshop on Harnessing Gender for Inclusive Trade Workshop.
In the latest in SAIIA's series of briefings exclusively for our diplomatic members, we were pleased to host a closed diplomatic lunch discussion on 'The Gatvol Syndrome - The Year in Review, The Year Ahead', with SAIIA Chief Executive Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, and SAIIA Deputy Chairman Moeletsi Mbeki.
An extraordinary group of high-school learners from across the country presented their research findings and recommendations on topics such as water scarcity, food security and natural disaster preparedness. These presentations drew connections between local problems, South African policies and international plans such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
From 29 November to 1 December 2016, experts from Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, and Zimbabwe gathered in Nairobi at the second High Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). There, they shared with the broader international development community the work produced on south-south co-operation and provide Southern perspectives on the current global debates. At this meeting, NeST Africa and its various global partners hosted a series of side-events, workshops, amphitheatre and break-out sessions on various topics related to South-South co-operation and its role in the international development landscape.
With the Keynote address by Premier Helen Zille and Tim Harris of WESGRO.
SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) hosted a Policy Dialogue, to revisit the investment climate in Southern Africa, with a particular focus on Tanzania.
SAIIA and Brookings Institute have launched the new book by Ted Piccone, ’Five Rising Democracies and the fate of the international liberal order.' The discussion was moderated by SAIIA’s Steven Gruzd and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos. 
How can technology can be used to enhance accountability and governance, especially in the African context? What has worked and what hasn’t, and why? What role do young people play? And what are the downsides of new technology? SAIIA held a conference today to discuss these issues and others.
The Public Forum is an annual three-day event organised by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to facilitate discussions and debates from global actors on issues facing trade and development. This year's event, held from 27 to 29 September 2016, focused on 'Inclusive Trade' as a way to harness trade for the economic empowerment of the most marginalised members of society, and finding innovative ways to make trading conditions easier for them.
Oxfam Mexico, South Africa and China, in collaboration with the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST), and Instituto Mora have the pleasure to invite you to the NeST technical workshop for ‘Updating the monitoring and evaluation framework for South-South Cooperation“.
The TRADE research entity at the North-West University and SAIIA jointly held a workshop on 'Navigating Global Economic Headwinds and Tailwinds: New Directions for Industrial and Trade Policy'.
SAIIA, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the British High Commission and the European Union Delegation cordially invite you to a policy dialogue on climate change adaptation readiness.
Thursday, 22 September 2016

Time for Change

Tusk, in association with Stop Ivory and SAIIA, held a 'Time For Change' international lunchtime reception on the eve of CITES CoP17. The event drew the world's attention to the continuing crisis in poaching and the need to maintain momentum in tackling the issue.
SAIIA and the Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa held a panel discussion on 'Reflections on how to create a transparent and sustainable location for doing business in the commodities sector: the Swiss case.' This discussion was led by H.E. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Swiss State Secretary for Economic Affairs.
As world leaders gathered in New York for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, over 500 high-school learners from across South Africa participated in the annual SAIIA Johannesburg Model United Nations Conference, to discuss many of the same questions facing the General Assembly.
The SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening attracted hundreds of students in Cape Town. Held by SAIIA and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the intention of SAIIA’s careers evening is to provide a platform for university students in International Relations, Development Studies, Political Studies, Sociology, Economics, and Law to gain a better understanding of the opportunities that are available to them.
In the latest SAIIA event exclusively for our diplomatic and corporate members, we were pleased to host an Executive Briefing on 'CITES: Where to from here and how to improve?'.
Dear Editors and Journalists, It is our pleasure to invite you to a briefing ahead of the next conference for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), from 24 September - 5 October in Johannesburg.
SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) held a policy dialogue on  ‘Revisiting the Migration Regimes in the EAC, SADC and COMESA.’
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