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EDD2016 - TradeCom II co-events

Posted on: June 13, 2016

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The EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the EU-ACP Technical Barriers to Trade Programme (TBT) and the EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme will jointly organise two unmissable debates at the EDD2016 on pressing development issues in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP).


Developments in agricultural trade and the Sustainable Development Goals in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries
June 15th – 9.30 to 10.45 am
This debate will bring insight from experts and engage participants on how current and future trends in agricultural trade and investment, and enhanced public-private partnerships, can support development in ACP countries.

Moderator:
Edwin Laurent - Director of the Ramphal Institute and a Senior Adviser to the UNEP

Speakers:
Roberto Ridolfi – Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, DG DEVCO
Arancha González -Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC)
Viwanou Gnassounou – Assistant Secretary-General, ACP Secretariat
Shengen Fan –  Director General of IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute)
Daniel Gad – Managing Director, Omega Farms Ethiopia

More info on this event on the EDD website


The Treatment of Food Standards in mega-regional trade agreements
June 16th – 9.15 to 10.30 am
The rules governing global trade are increasingly being defined by mega-RTAs such TTIP, TTP and RCEP, with important development implications for the ACP in terms of full integration into global value chains, capacity to negotiate regulatory frameworks, and ACP producers’ ability to meet compliance costs, including tighter food standards.

Moderator:
Pamela Coke Hamilton - Executive Director Caribbean Export Development Agency

Speakers:
Catherine Grant Makokera - TRALAC research associate and director at Tutwa Consulting
Donald Mmari - Executive Director at Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)
Edwin Laurent - Director of the Ramphal Institute and a Senior Adviser to the UNEP 
Jackie Le Goses - Health and Consumers Directorate General, EC (DG SANCO)

More info on this event on the EDD website

Programme funded by European Union at the request of ACP Group - Implemented by AESA CONSORTIUM