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EDD17 - Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

Posted on: June 01, 2017


European Development Days 2017

Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

Harnessing investment opportunities to empower ACPs as the world’s next emerging economy

Wednesday - 7th June 2017 – 9:30 to 10:45
Room Project S1 - Tour & Taxis - Avenue du Port 86 – Brussels

Organised by :
EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme (TCII),
EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA),
EU-ACP Technical Barriers to Trade Programme TBT

Sustained economic growth in its Member States has heightened global interest in the ACP Group, particularly in Africa. Recent International Monetary Fund data indicate that 11 of the 20 fastest-growing economies in the world through to 2020 will be African. Intra-African trade is growing, Caribbean trade is bolstered by services, while the Pacific region exploits ocean-based resources to spur its sustainable development. Accordingly, intra-ACP and foreign investment flows have increased. National fundamentals remain insufficient to sustain the needed investment flows. Regimes for intra-regional investment flows and facilitation need to be enhanced. The lab will present intra-ACP initiatives aimed at spurring investment opportunities to support trade expansion and sustainable development.


Viwanou Gnassounou (Assistant Secretary General, ACP Secretariat);
Roberto Ridolfi (Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, DG DEVCO);
Pamela Coke-Hamilton (Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency);
Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa (Advisor to the International Monetary Fund – IMF);
Masego Marobela (Managing Director, Botswana Bureau of Standards)

The session will start with a video contribution of Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius.

We look forward to welcoming you.

TradeCom II Team

Download the Background note>>

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