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ACP in Action: Interactive Map of Intra-ACP Projects in the Member States
Matrice récapitulative des projets_juin 2022 CAD
Intra-ACP Projects Matrix June 2022 Edtion (Master)
Action Against Desertification
African Peace Facility
Aviation Africa
Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)
ACP Business Climate
Competitive Industries and Innovation Programme
Coton ACP
ACP EU Culture / ACP UE Culture
ACP-EU Commodities Programme
ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme
ACP-EU Energy Facility
ACP-EU Fish II Programme
Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA Intra-ACP)
Hub & Spokes - Enhancing Trade Capacity in ACP
Initiative Francophone Por La Formation A Distance Des Maitres (IFADEM)
Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme (APP)
Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme
ACP Multilateral Environmental Agreements
ACP-EU Microfinance Programme
ACP-EU Migration Action
Minising the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKES)
ACP Mining Database
ACP MEAs (Multilateral Environmental Agreements)
ACP Multilateral Trading System Programme
ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Programme
ACP Observatory on Migration
Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme
Renewed Partnership: Strengthening pharmaceutical systems and improving access to quality medicines
ACP-EU Science and Technology
Strengthening Fishery Products
ACP-EU Technical Barriers to Trade Programme
ACP-EU Water Facility
Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale (CTA)
Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme  / Programme de gestion durable de la faune sauvage (SWM) 

ACP-EU JPA Women’s Forum highlights need for greater inclusion for women in the Green Economy

Brussels, 13 July 2022/OACPS/ACP-EU JPA: The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, held its first Women’s Forum for 2022, themed, ‘The role of Women in innovative and green economy’ on 12 July 2022.

The virtual meeting was co-chaired by Hon. Clifford Andre of the Seychelles and Hon. Max Orville of Martinique. The Speakers at the virtual meeting were: Maria Elena Ruiz Abril of UN Women, Mary Collins of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), and Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH).

OACPS Publishes Strategic Plan 2022-2025

Brussels, 4 July 2022/OACPS: The Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) has published the Organisation’s new 2022-2025 Strategic Plan (SP2022-2025) both in hardcopy and virtual formats.

Ignite Culture, the ACP-EU Culture Programme In Eastern Africa launches a second call for applications

Brussels, 6 July 2022/OACPS: The ACP-EU Culture Programme in Eastern Africa, in collaboration with Ignite Culture, today launched the Second call for applications. The Second call is open until Wednesday, 17 August 2022.

Creative talents who have registered and operational businesses in Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are invited to apply for grants of up to a maximum of  €180,000 euros per applicant. 

OACPS Secretary-General appeals for closer unity among 79-member Organisation

Brussels, 6 July 2022/OACPS: Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E. Mr Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, urged unified positions by the 79-member grouping ahead of a number of international meetings, namely, the 77th United Nations General Assembly in September, the World Health Summit 2022 in Germany in October as well as the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (UNFCCC COP 27) to be staged in Egypt in November and the Convention on biological diversity COP 15 in Montreal, Canada in December.

Towards an STI policy framework and a National Digital Repository in Timor-Leste

Brussels, 29 June 2022, OACPS: Arising from a six-month mission, a Policy Recommendation Report has been developed by high-level international experts to assist Timor-Leste in setting up an efficient Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy framework and a national digital repository.

OACPS Celebrates MSME Day With Online Debate on Public-Private Dialogue and Cooperation

Brussels, 27 June 2022/OACPSSince 2017, The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed June 27 as Micro and Small and Medium-Sized Business (MSME) Day to raise public awareness of their importance in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

“Promoting youth participation in peace and security in the Members of the OACPS and beyond” – ACP-EU JPA hold first in-person debate since 2019

Brussels, 24 June 2022/OACPS: The African, Caribbean and Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) held its first in-person JPA Youth Forum since the last which was organised in Kigali in 2019. The Forum, themed, “Promoting youth participation in peace and security in the ACP countries and beyond” was held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Jadwiga WIŚNIEWSKA of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group, Poland and the Hon. Clifford ANDRE of Seychelles co-chaired the meeting.

Though a mixed bag, OACPS members welcome MC12 outcomes – hope for global trade

Geneva, 24 June 2022/OACPS: Ministers in Geneva concluded the 12th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC12), with agreed multilaterally negotiated outcomes in a number of areas. MC12 was supposed to be a four-day conference scheduled for June 12-15 2022, but was extended by a day as trade ministers negotiated day and night to reach an agreement near dawn on Friday, June 17 2022. The OACPS representation was led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, H.E. Ms Kamina Johnson Smith.

EU to step up its support to Members of the OACPS in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Brussels, 23 June 2022/OACPS: On 21 June 2022, the European Commission (EC) adopted a proposal to mobilise €600 million from the reserves of the European Development Fund (EDF) to address the current food security crisis aggravated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. These funds will support Members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) to cope with the dire situation, through humanitarian assistance (€150 million), sustainable production and resilience of food systems (€350 million) and macro-economic support (€100 million).

OACPS Ministers express concern over the closure by Belgian Banks of bank accounts held by some OACPS Diplomatic Missions

Brussels, 14 June 2022/OACPS: Some Diplomatic missions and members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) accredited to the Kingdom of Belgium and/or the European Union, have, since 2021, been confronted with the closure of their bank accounts by Belgian banks in Brussels, Belgium. The closure of these accounts causes enormous difficulties that affect the proper functioning of the diplomatic missions concerned and disrupts the fulfilment of their mandate as stipulated by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

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