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Meeting between GDPC and the United Nations University

  • 2024-07-04
  • GDPC

Meeting between GDPC and the United Nations University


Date: March 25 (Mon), 2024

Venue: Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Korea


On March 25, 2024, the “2024 Korea–Africa Business Forum” was held in Seoul. Under the theme “The Era of Uncertainty: Shaping a New Korea–Africa Joint Cooperation Strategy,” the forum served as a platform to discuss cooperation tasks and prioritize agendas for Korea–Africa private sector partnerships. Beginning with a virtual congratulatory remark by Ki-Moon Ban (the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations), experts from around the world, including Timothy Dickens (Chairman of the South African Chamber of Commerce in South Korea), Said Mouline (Head of Morocco’s Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security), Joanne Bate (Chief Operating Officer of the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa), Marit Y. Kitaw (Interim Director of the African Minerals Development Centre), and Tshilidzi Marwala (Rector of the United Nations University in Tokyo), gathered to discuss investments in alternative energy (nuclear and renewable energy), the energy transition, South Africa’s green hydrogen business strategy, and the importance of digitalization for sustainable industry in Africa.Following the forum, Tshilidzi Marwala, Michael Baldock, Chief of Staff of the United Nations University in Tokyo, and Eunmo Yang, Associate Research Fellow at the Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC), met to discuss United Nations University’s key research interests and the challenges of establishing a United Nations University in Korea. As a result of this discussion, it is expected that the GDPC’s international cooperation research for digital transformation and sustainable development in Africa will expand and that there will be an increase in exchanges between the GDPC and the United Nations University.