On 5 December 2007, CTA and other partners organised the third ‘Brussels Development Briefing’ – part of a series of discussion meetings on ACP-EU development issues. This briefing focused on Aid for Trade.

New!  on the subject of ‘Aid for Trade’

Background note


Key documents and organisations

Biodata of panelists and discussants

Video material

Video interviews

List of participants



Objectives and Programme of the Briefing
Isolina Boto, CTA [presentation]

Welcome remarks
Ferdinand Nyabenda, ACP Secretariat [speech]; Lluis Riera, DG Development, European Commission

Panel 1: Setting the scene: Where are we in the Aid for Trade agenda?
This session reviewed Aid for Trade (AfT) multilateral and EU initiatives and assessed the challenges to make AfT an effective tool for helping ACP countries to better integrate in the multilateral trading system.

Introductory remarksGlenys Kinnock, European Parliament, co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Chair: Cornelius Mwalwanda, UNECA [presentation]

Michael Roberts, WTO [executive summary]
– Liselotte Isaksson, DG Development [presentation]
H.E.M. Patrick I. Gomes, Ambassador of Guyana [executive summary]
Karin Ulmer, Concord [executive summary|background note]

Panel 2: Trade-related assistance: institutional architecture and financial mobilisation for Aid for Trade
This session reviewed the financial resources mobilized for the AfT agenda, along with their scope and impacts; it also examined the ACP stakeholders (regional organizations, farmers organizations, private sector) involvement in the design, monitoring and evaluation of AfT initiatives.

Chair: Hon. Nita K.R. Deerpalsing, Member of Parliament and JPA, Mauritius

Sheila Page, ODI [executive summary]
Uri Dadush, World Bank [executive summary]
– James Musonda, COMESA [executive summary|presentation]
Philip Kiriro, EAFF

– Hansjörg Neun, CTA
– Cornelius Mwalwanda, UNECA
– Kathleen Van Hove, ECDPM

For more information please contact Romano Purro (rp@euforic.org)

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