9th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government : Speaker

    • Role: Speaker
    • Event: 9th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government
    • Place: Nairobi, Kenya

Tania received the distinct honour to be invited by Secretary-General, H.E. Patrick Gomes, to participate in the 9th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, being held on the theme: “A Transformed ACP Committed to Mutilateralism ‘

The Summit was preceded by an Extraordinary Meeting of ACP Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Ministers on Sunday 8 December 2019, to examine a Draft Nairobi Declaration.

In the afternoon of Sunday 8 December 2019,  a High-Level Forum on Women and Youth was convened for which it was Tania’s great pleasure to participate in the exchange of views on gender parity and challenges to women empowerment in ACP States.

The Summit came at an auspicious time for the ACP Group as it prepared to finalise the Post-Cotonou negotiations as well as the revision to its Constitutive Act, the Georgetown Agreement. At the 110th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers which will precede the Summit, Ministers will appoint the next Secretary-General for the term 2020 to 2025. The tenure of the current Senior Management Team expired on 28 February 2020.

Notable co-panellists:

  • H.E. Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum
  • Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, CEO of the Tony Elemelu Foundation
  • Rose Mary Mbabazi, Minister of Youth of Rwanda

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. The ACP Group’s main goals centre around the sustainable development of its Member-States and their gradual integration into the global economy; coordination of the activities of the ACP Group in the framework of the implementation of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreements; consolidation of unity and solidarity among ACP states and establishing and consolidating peace and stability in a free and democratic society.