POLICY BRIEF OCT 2018 – POST-CIVIL BRICS WORKSHOP: SOUTH AFRICA MEETING

BRICS and Agenda 2063: Towards a prosperous Africa Based on Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

Oxfam Offices and Sunnyside Park Hotel Johannesburg, South Africa
18th & 19th October 2018

On the 18th and 19th of October 2018, the Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) in partnership with FES, Oxfam and the Civil BRICS Steering Committee hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop on BRICS and Agenda 2063: Towards a Prosperous Africa Based on Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development. The workshop aimed at promoting and defining civil society engagement with BRICS countries and South African civil society partners. Many areas of BRICS – civil society engagement were explored, including a critical discussion on the successes and challenges regarding civil society’s engagement with BRICS.  The workshop sought to evaluate the relationship in real terms, by asking how much of an impact the civil society policy recommendations to BRICS have made during South Africa’s hosting of the 10th BRICS. Some of the key discussions centred around the New Development Bank (NDB), gender and inequality, peace and security, elections in Brazil, inclusive economic development, climate change, civil society engagement and public consultation.

READ FULL PDF HERE: Post BRICS October 2018 Policy Brief – Illustrated