The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Kaire Mbuende

Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors and Ambassador of Namibia to the EU

Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors and Ambassador of Namibia to the EU

Kaire Mbuende


Kaire Mbuende had distinguished diplomatic, political, and academic careers. He is currently (2016 -) Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the Kingdoms of Belgium and the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union. He previously served as Namibia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2006 – 2010), and he served as Executive Secretary of SADC (1994 – 1999). He served for two terms in the Namibian Parliament (1990 - 1993 and 2000 – 2005) and was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002 – 2004) and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development (1990 – 1993). He lectured at the University of Lund in Sweden, University of Arhus in Denmark and was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm (1986 – 1989). He was also a Distinguished Fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg and a visiting Professor in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg.


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  1. Aug 10

    Brussels Briefing 55: "The opportunities of blockchain for agriculture"

    The Brussels Briefing 55, on "The opportunities of blockchain for agriculture", discussed and provided an overview of the opportunities and challenges in adopting the blockchain technology in agriculture and the agrifood industry and some of the best practices and successful applications of the blockchain technology of interest to ACP countries. CTA organises…