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Friday, 15 December 2017

The Gambia Government through the office of the Vice President and the Ministry of Women's Affairs, in close partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, has launched a 4.4 million Euro project entitled, "Improving Food Security and Nutrition in the Gambia, Through Food Fortification. The event was held on Tuesday 26th September 2017, at a local hotel in Senegambia. The multi million Euro project is funded by the European Union and aims to improve nutrition and health outcomes of vulnerable women and children in the Gambia, especially women, girls and children in the North Bank and Central River regions of the country.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Young people from Africa and Europe, including representatives of the African Diaspora, are gathering in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 9-11 October to take part in the 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit. While at the Summit, the delegates will engage in lively debate, with a view to developing recommendations and solutions to put forward to Heads of State at the 5th AU-EU Summit, also to be held in Abidjan, on 29-30 November. A total of 120 motivated young people from Africa and Europe, selected from over 7500 applicants, will discuss issues of importance to youth on both continents.

European Commission-funded, FAO-led partnership will help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries shift from wildmeat to alternative sources of animal protein. A €45 million multi-partner programme launched on Tuesday 10 October at FAO seeks to help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries halt unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve their natural heritage and strengthen people's livelihoods and food security. Funded by the European Commission, the seven-year programme is an initiative of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

ACP Secretariat

10 October: ACP Parliamentary Committee on Economic Development, Finance and Trade
10 October: ACP Parliamentary Committee on Social Affairs and the Environment
10 October: ACP Parliamentary Committee on Political Affairs
10-11 October: Bureau of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly
13 October: Subcommittee on Investment and Private Sector

ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly

10 October: Joint ACP-EU Technical Committee on Sugar
11 October: Bureau of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
12 October: Committee on Political Affairs
12 October: Committee on Economic Development, Finance and Trade
12 October: Committee on Social Affairs and the Environment

European Parliament

9-12 October: European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Council

9 October: Eurogroup
9-10 October: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
10 October: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
11 October: Coreper I and Coreper II
12 October: Justice and Home Affairs Council
13 October: Environment Council

European Investment Bank

9-13 October: EIB support for the 3rd edition of the African Microfinance Week (Ethiopia)

Other Events

9-11 October: 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit (Côte d’Ivoire)
12-13 October: Caribbean-EASA conference (Barbados)
13 October: InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference - Now what? Turning policies into meaningful change for women in Africa

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Represented by its Minister of Economy and Finance, the Guinean government on Friday 29 September signed two agreements with the European Union (EU) represented by its Head of Delegation in Conakry, Gerardus Giélen. The signing, which took place in the conference room of the Ministry of Economy, was also attended by the Minister of State responsible for Security and Civil Protection, his counterpart for the Environment and Water and Forests, as well as numerous guests and development partners. The agreements concerned two projects that will lead to very concrete results in terms of training, equipment, improvement of services, improvement of relations between the security forces and the civilian population, protection of the environment and combating human trafficking.