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The third meeting of the Steering Committee

Posted on: July 27, 2017


The third meeting of the Steering Committee (SC) of the ACP-EU TradeCom II Programme was held at the ACP House on July 26, 2017. 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 Mr. Morgan Githinji, the ACP Secretariat’s Project Manager for the TradeCom II Programme.

DEVCO was represented by Mr. Koen Rossel-Cambier (Programme Manager - Economics and Trade related assistance). In attendance was also Mrs. Christiane Leong (Expert Multilateral Trade Issues at the ACP Secretariat), and representatives of the AESA Consortium that is implementing the TCII Programme.

The meeting offered an opportunity to consider the progress of the PMU activities under the two components of the TCII Programme, and the Programme’s future implementation strategy till May 2018.

During the meeting, the various stakeholders were very positive in their remarks on the Programme’s activities over the period January-June 2017. Furthermore, the workplan for the period up to the end of the Programme Estimate 1, May 2018, was approved by the Steering Committee.

The Chairman 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. The fourth meeting of the SC will take place in 6 months time.

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