Year 3 Review of Implementation of 'Global Ireland: Ireland's Strategy for Africa to 2025'
Publication30 May 2023
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs today presented to Government a report on the third year of the implementation of Ireland’s Africa Strategy.
The report highlighted the deepening political, economic and people-to-people connections between Ireland and the continent of Africa. Among the key highlights in the report are:
- Trade in goods between Ireland and Africa increased by 17% between 2021 and 2022, standing at €2.8 billion.
- Ireland donated more than 2.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in 2022, mostly to African countries including Botswana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Sudan.
- Ireland invested over €100 million in humanitarian and development assistance to mitigate the food crisis in the Horn of Africa in 2022.
- The growth of Ireland’s diplomatic footprint in Africa in 2022 included the formal establishment of diplomatic relations with Mauritania and the first presentation of credentials by an Irish Ambassador in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Notable progress was made in 2022 in expanding educational and research links, with 121 students from Africa awarded Fellowships for Masters-level study in Ireland, up from 72 in 2019.