THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC (ACP) GROUP OF STATES MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE ON INVESTMENT POLICY COORDINATION

23 Oct 2018
15:00 - 17:00
Room XXVII

THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC (ACP) GROUP OF STATES MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE ON INVESTMENT POLICY COORDINATION

Strengthening investment policy coordination for development

Ministers and ambassadors from ACP countries will share their views on the global policy environment and how it can effectively mobilize investment for sustainable development objectives. They will highlight the most prominent investment policy developments in their countries and will discuss the need to strengthen coordination and cooperation among ACP countries to enhance, among others, the development dimension of the renewal of the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement, especially with regard to investment-related provisions.

 

Issues for the debate:

  • Which are ACP countries’ key priorities in investment policymaking in the coming years?
  • Which role can the ACP Secretariat and UNCTAD play to support ACP countries in the best possible way in the formulation of modern and balanced investment policies?
  • How can the Joint ACP-UNCTAD Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking enhance ACP policymakers’ collective approach towards future investment policy negotiations?

 

Opening statement:

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Dr. Patrick Ignatius Gomes, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group
of States (ACP) (via video)

Chair:

H.E. Mr. Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Industrialization, Trade & SME Development, Namibia

Speakers:

H.E. Ms. Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana
H.E. Mr. Hassan Come, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Central African Republic
H.E. Mr. Marcel Ilunga Leu, Minister of Industry, Democratic Republic of the Congo
H.E. Mr. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana
Mr. Halebonoe Setsabi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations,
Kingdom of Lesotho
H.E. Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia
H.E. Mr. Henry Mussa, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Republic of Malawi
H.E. Ms. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives, Uganda
Ms. Kayula Siame, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia
Ms. Betty Maina, Principal Secretary, State Department of Investment and Industry Ministry
of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya

H.E. Ms. Margarida Rosa Da Silva Izata, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Angola
H.E. Mr. Rénovat Tabu, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Burundi
H.E. Ms. Véronique Resaka, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Madagascar
H.E. Mr. Barrett Salato, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Solomon Islands
H.E. Mr. James Alex Msekela, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, United Republic of
Tanzania
H.E. Mr. Taonga Mushayavanhu, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Zimbabwe

 

In partnership with:

Event Manager: Mr. Hamed El Kady
Contact email: hamed.el.kady@unctad.org

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H.E. Ms. Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana

H.E. Mr. Hassan Come

Minister of Commerce and Industry, Central African Republic

H.E. Mr. Marcel Ilunga Leu

Minister of Industry, Democratic Republic of the Congo

H.E. Mr. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen

Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana

H.E. Mr. Halebonoe Setsabi

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho

H.E. Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh

Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia

H.E. Mr. Henry Mussa

Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of the Republic of Malawi

H.E. Mr. Tjekero Tweya

Minister of Industrialization, Trade & SME Development, Namibia

H.E. Ms. Amelia Kyambadde

Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives, Uganda

Ms. Betty Maina

Principal Secretary, State Department of Investment and Industry Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya

Ms. Kayula SIAME

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia

Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi

Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development