The fifth formal evidence session will invite the FCO Minister for Middle East and North Africa, Tobias Ellwood MP, to give advice and support this Inquiry towards finding key recommendations based upon evidence of best practice.

At this evidence session, the Inquiry committee will specifically be looking for evidence on the UK government’s role towards supporting the MENA region in building more resilient and stronger individuals and societies.

The session will continue to build on some of the concepts, definitions, and insights into the MENA region which were explored in the previous sessions with experts, institutions and organisations working on the ground, and what they constituted as resilient individuals and societies.

The session will inform the committee members of wider evidence being carried out in MENA (with any reference to relevant global case studies), using examples of successful initiatives and insights from the ground.

Witnesses attending:

Mr Tobias Ellwood MP, FCO Minister for Middle East and Africa