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Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

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Friday, 21 September 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 http://brusselsbriefings.net or sign up for automatic Brussels Briefings email alerts.

European Parliament
-12-15 September: Plenary Session (Strasbourg)
Council of Ministers
-12/13 September: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (informal)
-16/17 September: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
-18 September: General Affairs Council
European Commission
-18 September: Weekly meeting of the college (in Strasbourg)
ACP Group
-15 September: Committee of Ambassadors
-14 September: Briefing on the Major drivers for rural transformation in Africa

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.

Jean-Cyril Dagallier is the head of the coordination office for the ACP Sugar Research Programme. In our interview, he speaks about the structure of the programme, and explains how researchers may apply for funding.

Keeping people safe from floods is an important objective for Europeans. Scientists at Cemagref, the French research institute of science and technology for the environment, have succeeded in developing and continue to develop forecasting tools that can warn authorities and the public about potential floods, giving vulnerable zones the crucial time they need to protect themselves.

Malawi government says it is still unwilling to approve the European Union (EU) trade deal with the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

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