Policy Dialogues and Sensitisation Forums
CRIA contends that well-informed state and non-state stakeholders can strengthen and accelerate implementation of regional and continental integration policies. Policy dialogues and sensitisation forums that foster inclusive and participatory discussions encourage proactive engagement. Towards this end, the Centre has established two interface platforms:
a) The Regional Integration Issues Forum (RIIF); and the
b) Integrate Africa Seminar Series on Trade and Continental Integration.
CRIA’s Integrate Africa Seminar Series on Trade and Continental Integration is a platform of conversational presentations by very experienced development practitioners and experts engaged in Africa’s trade and continental integration processes. The Seminar Series offers a platform for academics, policy makers and multi-sector stakeholders to critically engage in policy discussions on African trade; market integration; production integration; infrastructural integration; movement of people goods and services; gender, youth & trade, financial systems and monetary union; etc. The Seminar also provides the Centre an opportunity to explore areas for research, capacity building and/or advocacy to boost intra-African trade and to accelerate continental integration.