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The 8th TCII Steering Committee of TCII

Posted on: February 12, 2020


The 8th Steering Committee (SC) of the ACP-EU TradeCom II Programme was held at the ACP House on February 5th and 6th, 2019. The Committee was chaired by Mr. Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary-General responsible for Sustainable Economic Development and Trade at the ACP Secretariat and assisted by Mrs. Christiane Leong, Expert Multilateral Trade Issues at the ACP Secretariat and Project Manager for the TradeCom II Programme.

DEVCO was represented by Mrs. Elisabetta Sartorel (Programme Manager - PSD and Aid for Trade Actions).


Mr. Ahmed Ndyeshobola (Team Leader of TradeCom II Programme) with the support of Mrs. Paula Hippolyte Bauwens (TCII Regional Trade Expert), Mrs. Christiane Haziyo (TCII RRF Manager) and Mr. Oumar Tall (TCII Administrator) presented the activities carried out by the PMU during the period July-December 2019 and those that will be implemented for the period January 2020 to December 2021, namely the full implementation of the support programmes and projects under Programme Estimate 2, the Rapid Response Facility, the Grant component and the related administrative and financial issues.

In addition to the formal Steering Committee members, DEVCO and the ACP Secretariat, the meeting was also attended by representatives of the seven Grantees who presented their respective activity reports and future workplans.

During the meeting, the various stakeholders and observers were very positive in their remarks on the Programme’s activities over the period July-December 2019. Furthermore, the workplan for the period up to the end of 2021 was approved by the Steering Committee.

The Chairman, ASG Gnassounou, concluded the discussions by congratulating the work done by the PMU team, the commitment of the contractor of the Technical Assistance and the confirmed support of the EC in the implementation of the Programme. He also congratulated the seven grantees for their effective start in the implementation of the actions under their respective grant agreements.

The next meeting of the Steering Committee will take place in September 2020.

Programme funded by European Union at the request of the Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States - Implemented by AESA CONSORTIUM