Day 1 : CTA @ European Development Days 2017

07 - 08 June, 2017 - Tour et Taxis (Brussels)

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  1. Background: On 07-08 June, CTA collaborated with various international organisations on five events at The European Development Days 2017 in Brussels. Topics discussed at the events included: promoting inclusive trade in Africa, youth in agribusiness.
  2. Over the space of two days, CTA brought to the forefront of the development community the most pressing issues affecting the future of agriculture and rural development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

  3. Summary of Day 1 - 7th June 2017

  4. This event addressed innovative means to harness investment opportunities to empower the ACP as the world’s next emerging economy. It was jointly organised by the ACP-EU TBT Programme , the ACP-EU TradecomII and CTA.
  5. The session's speakers were:
    Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic, Republic of Mauritius (video contribution)
    Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
    Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency
    Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Former Vice-President & Chief Economist, African Development Bank
    Masego Marobela, Managing Director, Botswana Bureau of Standards
    and it was moderated by Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary General, African, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  6. Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development
    Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development
  7. Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic, Republic of Mauritius, opened the session with a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges faced by the ACP group in the context of trade and development
  8. ARSO God Will Ambassedor, Her Excelency Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, GCSK CSK
  9. Roberto Ridolfi, emphasised how the EU can work with the ACP group to enable them to enhance opportunities from trade and sustainable development:
  10. Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development
    Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development
  11. Pamela Coke-Hamilton was keen to use the example of the Caribbean to emphasise the importance of regional cooperation, intra-ACP collaboration and economic diversification
  12. Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development
    Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development
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