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SEATINI is an African initiative to strengthen Africa's capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of globalization.
SEATINI and Both ENDS collaborate in the field of trade and investment policies with special attention for the negotiations at the World Trade Organisation and of Economic Partnership Agreements.
added value of partnership
Both ENDS monitors the European side of related policy processes in Europe and in the Netherlands. By sharing their analysis both SEATINI and Both ENDS develop a better understanding of political processes. This strengthens their respective advocacy and capacity building activities in Europe and Africa.
SEATINI Uganda: http://www.seatiniuganda.org/
SEATINI Zimbabwe: http://www.seatini.org.zw/
News / 24 October 2022
Termination of Energy Charter Treaty by the Netherlands helps global energy transition
The decision of Minister for Climate and Energy Rob Jetten to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is good news for the energy transition in the Netherlands and beyond. Governments of countries that are party to this treaty can therefore shape the transition to sustainable energy without having to fear claims by Dutch-based businesses.
Publication / 31 December 2020
News / 8 March 2020
Pursuing the right to livelihood and dignity for women workers in the Ugandan palm oil sector
SEATINI Uganda is engaging women working in the palm oil sector in a campaign to improve their work situation. Around International Women's Day, March 8, they are organizing various actions to gain awareness for the situation and the rights of these women workers.
News / 28 January 2020
Both ENDS and SEATINI welcome ECT’s decision to halt expansion
Earlier this month, the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) has decided to halt the geographic expansion to new member states, pending the finalization of the ongoing modernization process within the ECT. Both ENDS and our partner SEATINI, who amongst other things have been calling for this stop, welcome this decision.
External link / 29 May 2019
Connecting groups in East Africa for #TheInvestmentIWant (Annual Report 2018)
Many countries are led to believe that signing a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) or international investment agreement will open the door to foreign investment that contributes to economic development and prosperity. But the evidence tells a different story.
News / 21 January 2019
Launch of European campaign against unfair investment agreements
Today an alliance of more than 150 organisations, trade unions and social movements in countries across Europe is launching a joint programme against unfair trade and investment agreements, and especially against the controversial Investor-to-State-Dispute-Settlement (ISDS) mechanism. Under ISDS, investors can bring complaints against states whose social and environmental legislation pose a threat to their profits.
External link / 31 May 2018
Uganda: Time for a new and better agreement with the Netherlands (Annual Report 2017)
For several years now, Both ENDS has been drawing attention to the downsides of existing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) between the Netherlands and countries in the Global South. In 2017, an important step was taken, when Uganda decided to terminate its BIT with the Netherlands, as advised by Both ENDS and our local partner SEATINI.