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Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
Chief Executive, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

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.