The Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES) organized, on 15 May 2017, an international meeting on the theme "What innovative strategies for addressing Africa's structural development challenges". Attended by senior officials and experts from African think tanks, the meeting comes under the framework of IRES 2018 Strategic Report, devoted to the autonomous development of Africa.
Discussions focused on structural challenges facing Africa as part of its economic, social and environmental development process. Other important issues were examined such as the positioning of Africa on the global geopolitical and geo-economic scene and the security threats affecting the stability of some countries on the continent.
Alongside the analysis of Africa's current and future situation, some elements of reflection, in terms of innovative strategies adjusted to African realities, have been developed with a view to unleashing the potential of Africa, accelerating its hike towards progress and development and enabling the continent to master its own destiny.