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.






Applications for the posts of Assistant Secretaries-General at the ACP Secretariat

Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

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


Natural Disaster Risk Reduction in ACP Countries

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Brussels 15 November 2018/ACP/: The African, Caribbean Pacific Secretariat, in collaboration with the European Commission, hosted the Fall Meeting of the Consultative Group (CG) of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), in Brussels during the 7th-9th November, 2018.

The meetings, co-chaired by the ACP Secretariat, the European Commission and the World Bank, celebrated the ACP Group initiative in 2005, to create ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Management Programs under the intra-ACP framework.The ACP-EU NDRR Program supports Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation activities in ACP countries through technical assistance, capacity building and advisory/analytical work.

The Consultative Group discussions at the ACP Secretariat showcased the current success stories of GFDRR program (launched in 2011), and highlighted newly emerging priorities of mutual interest, including inclusive community resilience, gender mainstreaming, and local adaptation. 

Ambassador Ognimba, the Assistant Secretary General of the Political Affairs and Human Development Department, in his opening remarks at the Consultative Group meeting, stated ‘The top priorities for the group remains a pro-active approach to the management of natural disasters and the associated risks, the promotion of programs leading to Resilient Recovery, and a bottoms-up approach which will give a voice to the voiceless and empower the most vulnerable members of our societies’.   

The Consultative Group Meeting was followed by the information sharing seminars of The Knowledge Partnership Day and the ACP Focus Day (8th and 9th November 2018 respectively), and provided the platform for participants to share their perspectives on efforts to enhance resilience at the local levels. The Knowledge Partnership Day connected key partners and stakeholders such as ACP government officials, EU and international donors, regional organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The discussions highlighted challenges and proposed solutions on inclusive risk governance. Innovative projects and approaches throughout the ACP Group were showcased, and lessons learned   were shared as part of the strategy to increase the efficiency of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation projects in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific regions. 

The ACP Focus Day’s theme, “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in ACP Countries”, highlighted the progress of the Africa Caribbean Pacific - European Union Natural Disaster Risk Reduction   Program. The Focus Day also provided an opportunity to take stock of over a hundred ACP-EU NDRR Program projects in its portfolio, to identify challenges and opportunities, facilitated an exchange on experiences between country-level projects and regional projects, and provided implementing partners, such as NGOs and African Regional Economic Communities, the opportunity to share their experiences on the ACP-EU NDRR Program.

Photo: (Dr. Natallie Corrie-Kordas ,Expert Humanitarian Matters and Civil Society at African,Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat)

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