Round table
International Cooperation for Regional Development: African Focus


The XVI International Round Table continues its traditional work to highlight issues, discuss and promote the tasks of international regional development and strategic territorial planning based on the experience of near and far abroad, as well as advanced Russian experience.
Discussion focus:
– New digital strategies – a strategy for developing partnerships with African countries.
– Sister cities: strategy for the development of projects in the capitals of West Africa.
– Prospects for cooperation in the field of territorial planning and urban development.
– Problems of regional development and security in Africa.
– Regional policy for human health.
– Promotion of African regions and cooperation projects in the field of culture, tourism and investment activities.
Leading international and Russian experts will present their ideas and best practices in the context of the chosen areas. The round table will provide an opportunity to establish direct contacts and exchange experiences between participants.

Organizers: St. Petersburg Committee for External Relations, ICSER "Leontief Center", Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

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Grigorev Evgenij, Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg. Member of the Government of St. Petersburg - Chairman

Ozerov Oleg, Ministry of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation. Ambassador at Large

Diarrah Aguibou S., Center of African Borderland Security and development studies. Ambassador, Executive Director

Toure Hamadoun, SpicaCom. Chairman/CEO

Diakite Mamadou, Medical Clinic Bamako. Director

Togo Issa, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic university. Ass. Professor

Tulikunkiko Fransua Ksavie, Association of African diaspora for Truth and improvement of the situation of people of African descent «Inganzo Gakondo». President of Direction Bureau

Lebedeva Ekaterina, Saint-Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Vice president

Trofimov Aleksey, Milkburg. CEO

Bilik Rostislav, AGR Software. CEO

Bakhmet Olga, Karelian Research Centre of RAS. Director General

Tereshchenko Svetlana, Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University. Head of the Directorate of International Cooperation

Bobylev Nikolai, Saint Petersburg State University and Institute for Spatial Planning of the Russian Federation. Associate Professor


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Kapyrin Igor Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Deputy Director of European Cooperation
Karelina Irina ICSER Leontief Centre. Director-General
Sadovnikova Elena Independent expert. Expert on International Issues of Regional Development

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

St. Petersburg Committee for External Relations

ICSER Leontief Centre

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