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Friday, 20 October 2017

ACP Secretariat

09-12 December: 100th session of the ACP Council of Ministers – appointment of new ACP Secretary General

10 December 2014: African Industrialisation Day

European Parliament

8 December: DEVE meeting Commissioner Mimica, vote on fisheries agreement EU-SenegalCouncil of the EU

12 December: Foreign Affairs Council – development cooperation issues

European Commission

10 December: College of Commissioners officially sworn in by European Court of Justice

Other

9 December: Public Procurement Reforms in Africa, Challenges in Institutions and Governance at DG DevCO Info Point, 12.30-14.00pm

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On Thursday 4th December, the European Commission’s DG DevCo Info Point organised a lunchtime conference to present the work of the European Union-African Union research programme to increase food production in irrigated farming systems in Africa (EAU4Food).  Mr. Massimo Burino, the Project Officer for the Use of Natural Resources for Crop Production in DG RTD welcomed Mr. Jochen Froebrich, the EAU4Food Project Coordinator, who presented the result of his work with Dr. Philippe Ker Rault, Researcher on water management at Wageningen University. Mr. Efstathios Dalamangas, Team leader for Water, Energy and Infrastructures in DevCO(C5) presented the work of the Commission in this area.

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On Wednesday, 3rd December , the European Commission’s DG DevCo Info Point organised a lunchtime conference to present the EUROPHYT - EU Notification System for Plant Health Interceptions. Mr. Jean Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit for Rural Development, Food Security and Nutrition in DG DevCo (C1) welcomed the EUROPHYT colleagues who came from DG Health & Consumers (DG SANCO), based in Ireland.  Having underlined the inter-related priorities of food security and agriculture, Mr. Andrew Owen- Griffiths, Head of Unit for Plant Health and genetically modified organisms (SANCO, F4)  and Mr. Nandor Pete, EUROPHYT, (SANCO, F4) outlined the increasing relevance of EUROPHYT as a response to cross-cutting requests for information on plant health from multiple stakeholders.

 

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Friday, 05 December 2014

On 02nd December 2014, the European Commission’s DG DevCo Info Point organised a lunchtime conference to present the new INFORM – Index for Risk Management New tool for shared risk analysis – platform. Ms. Denisa-Elena Ionete, Head of Unit of DevCo (07) Fragility and Crisis Management opened the conference highlighting the importance of INFORM, as the first global tool for managing and identifying risk. Ms. Julia Stewart-David Deputy Head of Unit of ECHO (A3) Policy and Implementation Frameworks and Ms. Hana Kolic Policy officer, ECHO (A3) co-presented the INFORM system.

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On 24th November 2014, the European Commission’s DG DevCo Info Point organised a lunchtime conference to launch the UNCTAD Least Developed Countries (LDC) report 2014. Ms. Barbara Lücke, Head of Unit for International Development Dialogue (DG DevCo A3) opened the conference and underlined the current context of EU-LDC cooperation, namely that the EU remains the strongest supporter, trade partner and donor to LDCs. Mr. David Woodward, Senior Advisor in the Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes, presented the flagship UNCTAD report, which is produced on an annual basis with varying themes. There are currently 48 LDCs, of which two—thirds of these are Sub-Saharan countries.

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