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A 2017 New Year’s Message from Dr. P.I Gomes, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States

                                  “ACP Secretary-General salutes Global Climate Alliance

In extending New Year Greetings to our 79 Member States of the African, Caribbean & Pacific (ACP) Group, may I once again reiterate the deep appreciation of the ACP’s Secretariat to our Presidents and Prime Ministers, the Council of Ministers, Senior Officials, Continental and Regional organisations, development partners, civil society and private sector organisations that contributed so significantly to the main achievements of the ACP Family in 2016.

Brussels Policy Briefing n. 47 - Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities

Organised by CTA, the ACP Secretariat, the European Commission (DG DEVCO), Concord and IFPRI
3rd February 2017, 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, (Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels) http://brusselsbriefings.net -  Background info.

Statement by the ACP Group on the suicide attack that took place on 18th January 2017 in Gao, Mali

The ACP Group of States has learnt with deep shock and sadness of the suicide attack that occurred on 18th January 2017 at an army Camp in Gao, Northern part of Mali.

The ACP Group of States expresses heartfelt condolences to the Government and People of Mali particularly to the families of the victims of the suicide bomb explosion.

The ACP Group of States condemns this heinous act of terror that has led to 60 deaths and 115 injured, with the strongest possible terms. The ACP Group of States stands with the People of Mali in solidarity and confirms its strong will to support Mali in its efforts to sustain peace and counter terrorism.

Results and prospects in the ACP-EU support to ACP cultural industries

After a year full of varied accomplishments and achievements, on behalf of the Department of Political Affairs and Human Development, I would like to wish everyone an excellent 2017.

ACP-EU support to cultural sectors: Results and perspectives

Brussels, 27 October 2016/ ACP: Supporting the cultural sector in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries has been a key focus for the ACP Group, with increasing support allocated from the Intra-ACP envelopes of the European Development Fund (EDF), under the ACP-EU partnership agreement.

On Friday, 28 October, a special conference at the ACP House will examine the main results and impacts of ACP-EU programmes in the cultural sector, supported with up to €14.33 million under the 9th cycle of the EDF from 2000 - 2007 and up to €30 million under the 10th EDF covering 2008-2013.

ACP Group awards €10,000 to African inventor

Brussels, 17 October 2016/ ACP: An inventor from Burkina Faso Mr. Christian Cédric Toe, won the Time Innovation Award sponsored by the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) at the 3rd edition of the Rebranding Africa Forum held in Brussels on 13-15 October 2016.

In addition to the €10,000 award, the winner was also granted €150,000 from the local bank Coris Bank Burkina to help finalise and produce his “laafi bag” invention.

Pacific-Caribbean learning exchange to strengthen capacity for researchers and extension officers

Kingston, Jamaica, 10 October 2016/ IntraACP APP Press Release: Nine Pacific Island researchers and extension officers commenced a two week learning exchange in the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Trinidad. Over the next 2 weeks extension officers from Vanuatu, Samoa, PNG, Fiji and the Pacific Community will learn and exchange practices covering staple crops such as yams, dasheen (taro), cocoyam (xanthosoma) and sweet potatoes with their Caribbean counterparts.
 


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