COVID-19: Lords Committee to Guiz UK Gov’t on Approach to Sub-Saharan Africa

UK Parliament

London, UK, May 19, 2020//-The UK’s House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will this week have its final oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into Sub-Saharan Africa.

The session will explore the UK Government’s role in supporting the region amidst COVID-19, as well as covering the future strategic role of the UK in Sub-Saharan Africa, including in the areas of climate change, investment and peacekeeping.

The evidence session will be conducted on zoom and can be followed at from 10am on Wednesday 20 May.

Giving evidence will be: James Duddridge MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development (Minister for Africa); Harriet Mathews OBE, Director for Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; and Debbie Palmer, Director for West and Southern Africa, Department for International Development

 Topics the session will cover include: The effects of COVID-19 on Sub-Saharan Africa, and how the UK is cooperating with international partners to support the region; What is behind the UK’s “strategic approach” to Africa?; and The importance of the African Union in the Government’s approach to the region.
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