Korea-Africa Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SNU, GSIS have co-hosted the 3rd Model African Union Conference at GSIS SNU on November 3rd and 4th. This event was organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, sponsored by Africa Union, African Embassies in Seoul and Howard University, and was hosted aiming students to become future Africa experts. This year’s agenda was “Sustainable and Innovative Human Resource Procurement for AU Agenda 2063.”
Il Su KIM, the President of Korea-Africa Center emphasized the importance of the agenda Human Resource considering the economic relationship between Africa and South Korea in the Opening remarks. Director Yong Min PARK of Africa, Middle East Division in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dean Cheol Hee PARK of GSIS, SNU have delivered welcoming remarks, followed by congratulatory speeches of H.E. Mohamed Gello, ambassador of Kenya and H.E. Chafik Rachadi, ambassador of Morocco.
Nineteen (19) Master’s students from African countries, Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Zimbabwe in the Development Cooperation Policy Program(DCPP) of SNU GSIS have participated as observers and shared their opinions with other participants about the agenda. The Foreign Minister’s Award was granted to the representative of Ethiopia and the awardees were given the opportunity to visit headquarter of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.