As a component of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES), the High Level Dialogue (HLPD) provides an institutionalised forum for continent-to-continent dialogue on STI policies, programmes and practices, aiming to enhance the quality and quantity of EU-Africa cooperation in STI. The HLPD meets every two years.
The European Union (EU) has highlighted the importance of the ongoing decentralization programme in both bringing Government closer to the people and making the administration more accountable in delivering on its obligations to the public.
Last week has been an important week for Yemen. The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, announced that a nationwide ceasefire would start in Yemen on Sunday 10 April, while UN-facilitated intra-Yemeni negotiations could resume on 18 April in Kuwait.