The main side events of the 10th Summit of OACPS Heads of State and Government Summit, began on the 6th of December 2022 in Luanda, Republic of Angola, with the aim of promoting business competitiveness in Members. The event, jointly organized by the OACPS Secretariat, Business ACP, the World Bank, and the European Union brought together experts from different sectors to help improve the business climate in Members of the OACPS.
Since 2017, The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed June 27 as Micro and Small and Medium-Sized Business (MSME) Day to raise public awareness of their importance in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Brussels, 17 February 2022/OACPS: In the framework of the 7th edition of the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF), AgriFI, the European Union (EU)-funded Agriculture Financing Initiative in partnership with the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and ElectrFI, the EU-funded Electrification Financing Initiative, hosted a signing ceremony and launch event on 16 February 2022.
Brussels, 25 January 2022/OACPS: Less than two years since the coming into force of the Revised Georgetown Agreement, which is the Constitutive Act of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, The OACPS Business Forum was officially launched on 21 January 2022 during a virtual meeting
The Least Developed Countries’ (LDCs) category was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1971 and refers today to 46 countries that are diverse in their economic, social and political structures but which face structural challenges and constraints. These halt their productive capacities and make them particularly vulnerable to external shocks. Macroeconomic […]
Brussels, 18 October 2021/OACPS: *UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial conference (UNCTAD15) held from 3 to 7 October adopted an agreement to promote inclusive and resilient economic recovery in developing countries as they grapple with unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a debt crisis, the climate emergency and other unprecedented challenges.
Brussels, 16 August 2021 /OACPS: The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme today announced a call for Expressions of Interest for four new countries to join the existing six focus countries supported by the ACP-EU-UNDP Development Minerals Programme.
Brussels, 19 July 2021/OACPS: H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), was invited as a special guest to address the hybrid meeting of Pacific OACPS Trade Ministers Meeting on 15 July 2021 in Suva, Fiji. In his recorded video presentation, The OACPS Secretary-General applauded the establishment […]
Brussels, 09 March 2021/OACPS: Sixty small and medium-sized mining and quarry operators have benefited from entrepreneurial skills training to better enable their businesses to survive and thrive, through training conducted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) under the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States-European Union (OACPS-EU) Development Minerals Programme Phase II.
Brussels, 8 February 2021/OACPS: The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) has high hopes that the new Partnership Agreement with the European Union (EU) will enable the creation of innovative financial instruments to support the OACPS Private Sector.
Brussels, 28 January 2021/OACPS: The Agri-Business Capital (ABC Fund) has provided loans to two Ivorian cooperatives, ahead of the 2020/21 cocoa production season. The Fund provided a first-time loan of €800,000 to the Enterprise Cooperative Kimbe (‘Ecookim’) and a follow-up loan to Socak Katana. The financing is crucial to ensure that smallholder farmers do not […]
Brussels, 29 January 2021/OACPS: The Organization of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) together with the European Commission (EC), has signed a new initiative of €14.5 million with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) to unlock the potential of digital finance to benefit more than 600,000 women, youth and entrepreneurs across the Member States […]
Statement by H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States on the World Cotton Day Celebration by the C4: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali
Brussels, 29 September 2020/OACPS: In the context of observing World Tourism Day and in order to share experiences related to the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industries of Members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the OACPS hosted a webinar on 25 September, titled “Jointly Addressing the Challenges of the […]
Luxembourg, 22 September 2020: The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) has provided loans worth € 1.2 million to Anatrans, a cashew nut processor based in Burkina Faso and Maphlix Trust Ghana Limited (Maphlix), a producer and processor of tubers and vegetables.
Brussels, 9 July 2020/OACPS: The first member of the new Management Team appointed by Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, has taken up his new position as of 7 July 2020. Mr Escipión Joaquín OLIVEIRA GÓMEZ assumed duty as Assistant Secretary-General in charge of the […]
Brussels, 26 June 2020/OACPS: Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, in his welcome comments to a webinar organised in the context of World MSME Day, reaffirmed the commitment of the OACPS Secretariat to support the private sector.
Brussels, 17 June 2020/OACPS: The Caribbean Region highlighted the importance of working with local organisations during an Information Dissemination Event for the Caribbean Region, on the Farmers’ Organisation for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (FO4ACP) Programme and the Agri–Business Capital (ABC) Fund, hosted by the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), in collaboration with […]
Brussels, 12 May 2020/ACP: In light of the current performance of the Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) launched in February 2019, stakeholders have proposed an expansion of the Fund to the Caribbean and Pacific Regions of the OACPS which are currently not served by the Fund.
Brussels, 28 April 2020/ACP: The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS) is concerned by the continued presence of swarms of desert locusts, which threaten food security for at least eight Member States in East Africa.
Brussels, 16 April 2020/ACP: In response to the global COVID-19 health crisis which is negatively impacting food and nutrition security throughout Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) has undertaken measures to assuage the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on actors along the value chains, notably family […]