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EMEA announces the webinar “Over-indebtedness, debt relief, restructuring and transparency: Is debt sustainability path for Africa a myth” scheduled on Thursday 18 June 2020, 15:00- 16:30 CET

Under EMEA’s COVID-19 Policy Response Initiative, a series of webinars is organised twice a month, in collaboration with EMEA partners’ organisations.

This webinar, co-organised with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), aims at discussing:
*the current challenges and solutions to tackle over-indebtedness of governments in Africa and the Middle East,
*the feasibility and desirability of debt relief and restructuring,
*the role of the international organisations (e.g. IMF and the EU) and the private sector, and
*the potential path towards debt sustainability via transparency and conditionality.

AGENDA

Moderator(s):
Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Professor CASS Business School, London
Cinzia Alcidi, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Economic Policy Unit, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Member of EMEA Executive Board

Speaker(s):
Mary Goodman, Assistant Director, International Monetary Fund
Erica Gerretsen, Head of Unit, Budget Support, Public Finance Management, Domestic Revenue Mobilisation, DG Devco, European Commission
Abderrahmane Benkhalfa, Special Envoy, African Union
Kevin Daly, Senior Portfolio Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Africa Private Creditor Working Group
Prof. Rodrigo Olivares Caminal, Queen Mary University of London
Prof. Emilios Avgouleas, Edinburg Law School

Discussant(s):
Moritz Kraemer, Chief Economic Advisor, Acreditus
Christian Kopf, Managing Director, Union Investment

The webinar is co-organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and will take place on Thursday 18 June at 15:00 CET on Zoom.