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ACP-EU Carib-Cap Forum III eyes new models for microfinance

ACP-EU Microfinance/ ACP Press, 7 November 2011: The third Carib-Cap Microfinance Forum will take place in the Bahamas next week, bringing together local microfinance institutions (MFIs) and international specialists in talks focused on a “Caribbean model” for encouraging business growth.

 

SPEECH: Intervention du Secrétaire général, Journée d’échanges sur le partenariat, OIF, Paris 27 Octobre 2011

Partenariat entre le Secrétariat du Groupe des Etats d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (ACP) et l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

 

NEWS: ACP Ambassador is new Chair of European think tank

ECDPM , 1 November 2011: Ambassador P.I. Gomes succeeds Ambassador Lingston Cumberbatch as Chair of ECDPM Board; Aart Jan de Geus succeeds Berend-Jan Baron van Voorst tot Voorst as member.
 
After almost ten years Ambassador Lingston Cumberbatch stepped down as Chair of the Board of Governors of ECDPM (European Centre for Development Policy Management) to be replaced by Ambassador P.I. Gomes who took office as the new ECDPM Board Chair from August 1, 2011.

Joint conference takes stock of education, science tech projects

Brussels, 26 October 2011: Gearing up for a fresh Call for Proposals to be launched in December, stakeholders of the ACP-EU EDULINK and Science &Technology (S&T) Programme gather this week to share experiences and lessons learned from past projects.

NEWS: ACP Commonwealth states call for climate change action

Reuters, 25 October 2011: African, Caribbean and South Pacific states on Tuesday said big greenhouse gas emitters China and the United States were dragging their feet on tackling climate change and urged a Commonwealth leaders summit this week to call for urgent action at global climate talks in November.

"The scientific evidence available to us says we ought to act now," said Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Malielegaoi after a meeting of 48 small island and developing nations in Perth.

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Brussels, 26 October 2011: ACP Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has urged Nigerian parliamentarians to sustain political and financial reforms with the aim of boosting the economy.

COMMUNIQUE of the First ACP-Europe ICT Roundtable

We, the key policy makers and regulators in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector of African Caribbean and Pacific states, meeting at the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States in Brussels, Belgium on the 20th and 21st of October 2011 at the first ACP-Europe ICT Roundtable organised jointly by the ACP Secretariat and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), with the aim of assisting ACP states to rollout and utilise Broadband;

 

ACP-CTO roundtable stresses Broadband’s crucial role in development

Brussels, 23 October 2011: Heads of ICT regulators in the ACP region emphasized the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) as a driving force behind development, and called for increased broadband penetration in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries at a roundtable event on Thursday.

 

Photo gallery and Powerpoint presentations from the SEDT Open Day

Browse photo gallery from the 2nd Open Day of the Sustainable Economic Development and Trade Department, held 11 October 2011.

Download Powerpoint presentations of conference speakers from the Public Documents library.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP and LDC sugar suppliers deplore EC's CAP proposals

PRESS RELEASE, 18 October 2011: The ACP and LDC cane sugar suppliers express their profound concern and dismay at the Commission’s proposals in respect of the elimination of sugar quotas in the context of the CAP reform announced on 12 October 2011.

 


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