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Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
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Chief Executive, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
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Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the chief executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs. Elizabeth’s expertise lies in South Africa’s foreign policy, Europe-Africa relations and the role of emerging powers in Africa. She has published on various aspects of South Africa’s foreign policy, and edited a volume on SA’s foreign policy in the first decade of democracy – Apartheid Past, Renaissance Future (SAIIA, 2004). She has also co-edited two books exploring the rise of the new development cooperation providers: Development cooperation and emerging powers: New Partners or Old Patterns (Zed Books, 2012) and Institutional Architecture and Development: Responses from Emerging Powers (Jacana, 2015). From 2012 to 2014 she was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the EU Development Commissioner, Mr Andris Piebalgs. This year she is the co-chair of the Think20 task force on G20 support for the SDGs and development cooperation. She is currently co-editing a volume on ‘A SA foreign policy for the 2020s’, which will be published in 2020, as well as a book on Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda: Contested Collaboration.