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Jun 27

Brussels Briefing 51: Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries

Brussels Briefing 51: Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries

Event Overview

The Brussels Briefing 51 discusses successes in the agricultural sector in some fragile countries which highlight entrepreneurship initiatives in the ground which support the various value chain actors, rural communities, young and women entrepreneurs.  While many challenges exist, the Briefing will demonstrate that new opportunities can also be leveraged and resilience shown.

Location:

Speakers

Chairs

 Viwanou Gnassounou

Viwanou Gnassounou

Assistant Secretary General, ACP Secretariat

 Michael Hailu

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

 Bernard Rey

Bernard Rey

Deputy Head of Unit

Panellists

 James Putzel

James Putzel

Professor

 Alexandros Ragoussis

Alexandros Ragoussis

Economist

 Annick Sezibera

Annick Sezibera

Executive Secretary

 Harda Rademaker

Harda Rademaker

Programme Manager

 Katharine Downie

Katharine Downie

Head

 Rajendra K. Arval

Rajendra K. Arval

Senior Response and Resilience Coordinator

 Bing Zhao

Bing Zhao

Global Coordinator

Moderators

 Isolina Boto

Isolina Boto

Manager, CTA Brussels Office

Attendees

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  • Boto, Isolina

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

    Netherlands

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  • Mofolo, Lebo

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

    Netherlands

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  • Hailu, Michael

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

    Netherlands

Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

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  • DG DEVCO

    The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world. DG DEVCO is in charge of development cooperation policy in a wider framework of international cooperation, adapting to the evolving needs of partner countries. This encompasses cooperation with developing countries at different stages of development, including with countries graduated from bilateral development assistance to cover the specific needs of these countries during the transition period between low-income countries and upper middle-income countries. DG DEVCO works closely with other Commission services responsible for thematic policies, as well as with the European External Action Service and Commission services on external action, so as to facilitate and help ensure a consistent approach.

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  • ACP

    The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The Secretariat is responsible for the administrative management of the ACP Group. It assists the Group's decision-making and advisory organs in carrying out their work. The ACP Secretariat's headquarters is located in Brussels (Belgium). It is headed by an Executive Secretary-General who is responsible for implementing the Group's international policy, as well as directing and coordinating its cooperation policy.

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  • CONCORD

    CONCORD is the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. We are made up of member organisations: 28 national associations, 20 international networks and 3 associate members that represent over 2,600 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. CONCORD is the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy.

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