Wednesday, 17.04.2024 - Zoom

Green Diplomacy in Action: Is the EU-Namibia Partnership on Raw Materials Geared Towards Sustainable Development?

Join us on 17 April online, when we discuss with Deon Shekuza, Graham Hopwood and MEP Joachim Schuster the Strategic Partnership between the EU and Namibia on Sustainable Raw Materials and Green Hydrogen. Register now!

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A catalyst for mutual economic growth and development

In the field of raw materials and energy diplomacy, the EU has forged strategic alliances with countries around the world, all of which are dedicated to strengthening resource security and promoting sustainable development. Among these partnerships, the Strategic Partnership between the EU and Namibia on Sustainable Raw Materials and Green Hydrogen stands out as a flagship project. With this approach, the EU and Namibia aim to strengthen cooperation in the extraction, processing and use of green hydrogen, thus creating a catalyst for mutual economic growth and development. 

With Deon Shekuza (Youth Advisory Panel Member, Global Center on Adaptation), Graham Hopwood (Executive Director, Institute for Public Policy Research) and MEP Joachim Schuster, we will discuss the future and potentials of this green partnership. How can this collaboration be shaped to benefit local communities, fostering job creation, economic growth, and value-chain development?


If you are interested in joining our Zoom rountable, please register here. We kindly ask you to register by 16 April. You will receive the login details shortly before the event. 


14:00 Welcome Remarks by Daniela Iller, Policy Officer Trade and Development Policy, FES EU Office 

14:05 Opening Remarks by Joachim Schuster, Member of the European Parliament

14:15 Inputs by

  • Deon Shekuza, Youth Advisory Panel Member, Global Center on Adaptation, Namibia 
  • Graham Hopwood, Executive Director, Institute for Public Policy Research, Namibia 

14:45 Discussion + Q&A session
The discussion will be chaired by Daniela Iller, Policy Officer at the FES EU Office and will be held in English.


For questions please contact Daniela Iller: daniela.iller(at)