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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on the 14 September 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. We will discuss the main challenges involved in rural transformation processes by sharing different perspectives on rural transformation processes across continents. We will then focus on rural employment and rural labour markets needed to create growth and economic development. Among confirmed speakers are CEO of NEPAD, Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Prof. Peter Hazell from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, Paul Dorosh from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dr Dyborn Chibonga, CEO of NASFAM (Malawi), Paul Barera from the Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN). We will also have experiences from Asia and Latin America presented. To learn more about the Briefing, please visit or sign up for automatic Brussels Briefings email alerts.

With today’s newsletter, the CTA Brussels blog introduces three new categories: Food Policy, ACP-EU Policy and Humanitarian Aid. If you would like to receive only news in certain categories, you have the possibility to edit your email subscription by clicking on the link ‘Change Your Subscription’ at the end of the newsletter. You will then be invited to choose the thematic categories you like.  New subscribers can edit the choice of categories after their subscription. By default, new subscribers will receive the entire newsletter and are free to change it manually. You can also read our newspaper “CTA Brussels Daily” (fed by our Twitter account), follow our Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.

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Boitshepo "Bibi" Giyose was appointed in July 2005 as Senior Advisor in Food and Nutrition Security to the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AU/NEPAD). Before joining NEPAD she worked for the UNDP/UNAIDS Botswana. In our interview during the Brussels Briefing on ACP Nutrition Security, she speaks about the actions and obligations of regional actors for fighting malnutrition.

The new Greek Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Christos Salamanis, said he hoped to be part of the solution to solve the impasse between Zimbabwe and the European Union during his tour of duty. Ambassador Salamanis said this soon after paying a courtesy call on Acting President Joice Mujuru at her Munhumutapa Offices.

In Berlin, Dirk Nie­bel, Ger­man Federal Mi­nis­ter for Eco­nom­ic Co­op­e­ra­tion and De­vel­op­ment, pre­sented the BMZ's new strat­e­gy on de­vel­op­ment pol­i­cy. The paper out­lines the gui­ding prin­ciples for Ger­many's de­vel­op­ment cooperation.

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