We have gone through another very busy month where we have been managing successfully events and heavy workload. A strong support was provided by the newly establish HUB Coordination Board that is now the main tool for provision of timely Direction and Guidance to take us , first of all, to approach the NATO Summit in July.
Our network has impressively increased in contacts, with a number of stakeholders that have shown great interest in our daily job and in the possibility to link up for future effective collaboration. To maintain this network con-stantly alive is a key challenge but I am fully confident to have the proper Staff capa-bilities to do so and keep the HUB to high working standards.
The cooperation with GMF— article at page 2—has been the greatest achievement of the month and has given the NSD-S HUB high visibility in the wide partnership arena. Attendees from across Nations, Organizations and Academia have extensively discuss of Policy Planning , Security, Economic nodes and Synergies with the main aim of providing some concrete recommendations on how to implement a strategy for the South. The NSD-S HUB was actively brought into these discussions as a possible role player within its current Mission.
The new date for the HUB Study Day has been set up—24 July 2018—and we are really looking forward for this event to be unique and effective. The event will be used to in-crease our collective understanding of the challenges and opportunities as it relates to demography in Africa.
We still have a number of challenges in front of us but the increasing knowledge and capabilities of my Staff are making this path enough smooth to give me the right confi-dence and trust that we will succeed.