7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

Harnessing investment opportunities to empower ACPs as the world’s next emerging economy.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 09:30 to 10:45

Sustained economic growth in its Member States has heightened global interest in the ACP Group, particularly in Africa. Recent International Monetary Fund data indicate that 11 of the 20 fastest-growing economies in the world through to 2020 will be African. Intra-African trade is growing, Caribbean trade is bolstered by services, while the Pacific region exploits ocean-based resources to spur its sustainable development. Accordingly, intra-ACP and foreign investment flows have increased. National fundamentals remain insufficient to sustain the needed investment flows. Regimes for intra-regional investment flows and facilitation need to be enhanced. The lab will present intra-ACP initiatives aimed at spurring investment opportunities to support trade expansion and sustainable development.

The session will start with a video contribution of Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius.

Organised by

    Viwanou Gnassounou
    Assistant Secretary General
    African, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
    Masego Marobela
    Managing Director
    Botswana Bureau of Standards
    Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Independent Evaluation Office
    International Monetary Fund
    Pamela Coke-Hamilton
    Executive Director
    Caribbean Export Development Agency
    Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim
    President of the Republic (video contribution)
    Republic of Mauritius
    Roberto Ridolfi
    Director for Sustainable Growth and Development
    European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
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