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Newsletter 264

Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

We cordially invite you to our next briefing on the “Water we eat: Challenges and opportunities for ACP in times of scarcity”, to be held on Wednesday, April 13th from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Brussels.In our Brussels Briefing, we will talk about the challenges and opportunities for ACP countries in times of water scarcity. Confirmed speakers include Dr Elijah Phiri, CAADP/NEPAD, Dr David Molden (IWMI), Tony Allan, School of Oriental and African Studies / King’s College London Water Issues Group, Ruth Mathews, Executive Director of the Water Footprint Network.

ur guest of the week is Mr. Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General of the Economic and Social Development Department, FAO. We spoke to him in the margin of a panel debate on "Geopolitics of Food" that the CTA organized in cooperation with DG DEVCO, Concord and the ACP Secretariat on February 2nd in Brussels.

European Parliament
-21/22 March: Committee meetings
-23/24: Plenary session in Brussels
European Commission
-23 March: Weekly College Meeting
-21-25 March: Commissioner Ciolos in China
Council of Ministers
-21 March: Council of General Affairs and External Relations
-21 March: Extraordinary Council for Transport, Communication, Energy
-24-26 March: Informal Environment Council
Hungarian Presidency
24/25 March: Conference on the Future of European Waters

You can also follow our new Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.

Acting Secretary-General Mr Achille Bassilekin III, Assistant Secretary-General for Sustainable Economic Development and Trade told the 23rd Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Parliamentary Assembly that these are challenging times for the ACP Group as a whole – as a number of issues and developments within and outside the EU framework have caused the Group to reflect seriously on its future.

The European Union has disbursed 140,000 euros (about 195,000 US dollars) for studies that will culminate with the construction in Mozambique of a regional centre for the monitoring, control and surveillance of illegal fishing. Speaking to AIM on Tuesday, Leone Tarabusi, the project manager of ACP FISH II (the fisheries programme for Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, financed by the EU), said that the centre to be established in Mozambique will benefit all members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

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