Update on Negotiations

On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.





Vacancy: Head of Conference Services

Vacancy: Conference Messenger

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Works Contract Notice - Extensive Renovation Works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Call for Proposals for ACP Innovation Fund, Ref: EuropeAid/166663/IH/ACT/Multi

Nominations are open for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence - 2019 Edition 

Call for Proposals of the ACP Digital Financial Services

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to Strengthen Research and Innovation Capacity in ACP Countries

Call for proposals: ACP EU CULTURE "Support for ACP audiovisual co-production”

Contract Notice of the  Call for Tenders for the Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries.

Décision d'attribution: Assistance technique au Secrétariat ACP pour la gestion du programme ACP-UE Culture

Service Contract Award Notice: Technical Assistance for a complete Architecture & Engineering Mission and Project Management Services for the extensive renovation of the ACP Building, Brussels

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: ACP-EU PSD Knowledge Management Technical Support Function / Light PSD Structure TSF, Budget 6,000,000 EUR



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Amb. Léonard-Emile Ognimba is a highly experienced diplomat and expert in international political affairs. Before his appointment to the ACP, he was Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to South Africa since October 2012. Having launched his career at Congo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he joined the Organisation of the African Union (OAU) in 1984, ultimately serving as Head of Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Displaced Persons, and Secretary of the OAU Commission on Refugees. Subsequently, he spent eight years as Director for Political Affairs at the African Union (AU) Commission. 
From 2004 to 2012, leading the AU’s Political Affairs division, Amb. Ognimba also managed the AU programme on governance, democracy and elections and coordinated the AU observation mission programme. Over the course of his career, he has visited and worked in a large number of countries throughout the African continent, dealing with sensitive issues related to conflict situations, international legal disputes, and human rights. He served as a member of the special team set up by the OAU Secretary General to assist him in the transition of the OAU to the African Union. 
Amb. Ognimba holds a Master’s degree (LLM) in International Public Law from Kiev State University (Ukraine, USSR) as well as qualifications in conflict resolution and language interpretation. He speaks fluent French, English, and Russian, and has a good knowledge of Latin and Italian. 
Amb. Ognimba began his term as the Assistant Secretary General in charge of Political Affairs and Human Development in November 2015.

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