On 2 July 2008, CTA and other partners organised the sixth ‘Brussels Development Briefing’ – part of a series of discussion meetings on ACP-EU development issues. This briefing focused on the issues: ‘New drivers, new players in ACP rural development’.

New! on the subject of ‘New drivers, new players in ACP rural development’

Background note


Key documents and organisations

Biodata of panelists and chairs

Video material

Video interviews

List of participants


Evaluation form


Introductory remarks
Hansjörg Neun, CTA; Lluis Riera Figueras, DG Development, European Commission

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

Perspective from the farmer’s organisations
Ndiougou Fall, ROPPA [video]

Panel 1: New actors in the global aid system: opportunities and challenges

Chair: H.E. Mr. Sutiawan Gunessee, Ambassador of Mauritius

– Olga Sulla, World Bank [executive summary|presentation]
– Akin Adesina, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) [presentation|video]
– Rudolf Buntzel, Concord [executive summary|video]

Panel 2: New donors from the South, new approaches?

Chair: H.E. Brave Ndisale, Ambassador of Malawi [video]

– Hannah Edinger, Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa [executive summary|presentation|video]
– Jian-Ye Wang, African Department, International Monetary Fund [executive summary|presentation|video]
– Uwe Wissembach, Coordinator for Africa-China relations, European Commission [video]

Panel 3: Towards coordination, shared responsibility and accountability

ChairH.E. Mr. Waven William, member of Parliament of Seychelles and Member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, co-rapporteur of the report on Aid effectiveness and public development aid

– Christoph Langenkamp, Global Donor Platform for Rural Development [presentation|video]
– H.E. Ambassador Keiji Yamamoto [executive summary|presentation] and Motofumi Kohara, Rural Development Department, JICA, Japan [executive summary|presentation|video]
– Amadou Allahoury Diallo, NEPAD/CAADP [executive summary|presentation|video]

Audience reactions

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

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