Gibril Faal, IGA Professor in Practice, gave evidence to the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee (IRDC) on Wednesday 11 March 2020.
The 45-minute long single witness inquiry session was on 'Development cooperation between the UK and Sub Saharan Africa'. The questions focussed on aspects of Prof. Faal's expertise in the field, covering topics such as: the Global Compact on Migration; remittances as sustainable development finance; diaspora finance and the proposed AU African Diaspora Investment Fund; diaspora engagement in development and investment policy and practice; the January 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, and efforts to increase UK-SSA trade.
Prof. Faal was questioned by the committee chair Baroness Anelay of St John, Lord Hannay, Baroness Blackstone, Lord Alton and Baroness Smith of Newham.
View the recorded proceeding (from minute 11.42 onwards)