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Newsletter 265

Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019

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.

The 3rd European Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Palencia, Spain from  29th March-1st April 2011. This forum is an initiative by the European Commission and EU Presidency with the support of France, Germany, Ireland, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development and CTA. Around 500 experts in rural development form all around the world will be attending. CTA is preparing a side-event under the theme “ICTs Mobilizing Farmers” which will highlight the importance and potential of ICTs in rural communities and agricultural development. To follow the discussions and to participate, visit the live blog at http://ruralforum.wordpress.com, where you find updated articles and video interviews. Besides, receive recent Twitter updates by following the hashtag #ruralforum.

In February, the CTA in cooperation with DG DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD and other partners organized a Briefing on the “Geopolitics of Food”. Next to the full video documentation of the event, a comprehensive conference report and a topical reader are now available at http://brusselsbriefings.net. Have a look and download your copy today. Our next briefing on 13 April will be about the “Water we eat”.

European Parliament
-28 March: Agriculture Committee meeting
-31 March: Budget and Industry Committee meeting
European Commission
-28/29 March: Commissioners Piebalgs and Barnier in Ethiopia
-30 March: Weekly College Meeting
Council of Ministers
-31 March: Council on Transport, Communication, Energy
ACP Secretariat
-28 March: Joint ACP-EC Trade Cooperation Subcommittee
-31 March: Committee of Ambassadors

You can also read our newspaper “CTA Brussels Daily” (fed by our Twitter account), follow our new Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.

Our guest of the week is Jean-Pierre Boris, journalist at Radio France Internationale (RFI), specialized in commodities. 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.

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