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Aid for Trade Global Review 2017

Posted on: July 07, 2017


The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 will take place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva on 11 — 13 July 2017. This year's Global Review is dedicated to the theme of “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development”, and will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to look at how Aid for Trade can contribute to the integration of developing countries and least developed countries into the multilateral trading system and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme, the EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the EU-ACP Liaison Committee (COLEACP) will jointly organise an EU-ACP side-event "THE INCLUSIVENESS AND CONNECTIVITY DIMENSIONS OF EU-ACP TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION" on how to bolster inclusiveness and connectivity dimensions of EU-ACP trade and development cooperation, and translating the “EU External Investment Plan” and "Digital4Development" agendas into sound policy and modalities for effective implementation of the aid-for-trade commitments.

To that end, the high-level panel for this side-event will see the contributions of experts such as Viwanou GNASSONOU (ASG Secretariat of the ACP Group), Catherine KROBO-EDUSEI (CEO of Eden Tree in Ghana), Mrs. Jane NGIGE (CEO of Kenya Flower Council), Tadeous Tafirenyika CHIFAMBA (Co-President of ACP-EC Trade & Commodities Sub-Committee), Axel Pougin De La MAISONNEUVE (Deputy Head of Unit, Private Sector and Trade--EC’s DG DEVCO) who will address, inter alia, the following key issues:
•    What are good practices and lessons learned of EU ACP cooperation modalities on trade inclusiveness and connectivity?
•    What can be the future of EU-ACP aid for trade interventions, in particular in enhancing the connectivity of ACP private sector actors to regional and international markets?

The side event will be held on the 11th June 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Room S1 of the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

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