Building Consensus

…bringing together stakeholders to raise awareness, build consensus, and increase the development orientation in technical assistance and capacity building on trade and investment

Building Capacities for Pro-poor Services Reforms: Focus and Design for AfT for Regional Integration and EPA Negotiations in Africa  


Berlin, Germany
24 April 2009

As part of their on-going contribution to facilitating developing countries attainment of pro-poor services reforms, ILEAP, BMZ and GTZ co-organized a one day meeting on 24th April 2009, at the offices of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Berlin, Germany. The seminar brought together, in an informal setting, ACP and European partners from various backgrounds (public and private sectors) with the aim to exchange views on key requirements for pro-poor trade-related services reforms and supportive technical assistance.

The meeting accomplished three very important objectives. First, it enabled an exchange of views in an informal setting about the key requirements for pro-poor trade-related services reforms and supportive technical assistance. In particular, it provided avenue for Africans to indicate their needs for the services agenda. Secondly, it discussed best practices and lessons learnt, and arrived at common grounds on efforts needed to support the enhancement of human, institutional and productive capacities on trade and services in Africa. Finally, the providers of capacity building in trade in services gave insights regarding experiences on supporting services reforms and negotiations, including how they have responded, and can continue to respond, to the challenges touched on in the deliberations.

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