Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The ACP Fish II Programme is an important cooperation tool between the European Union and the ACP (African, Caribbean, Pacific) countries aiming to reinforce fisheries management in these countries. The overall objective of this EUR 30 millionProgramme is to contribute to the sustainable and equitable management of fisheries in ACP regions, thus leading to poverty alleviation and improving food security in ACP States
The Fourth and Final ACP Fish II Regional Monitoring workshop for the Western African region –Banjul, Gambia is schedule to take place from 18-20 September 2013 at the Laico Atlantic Hotel
ACP Fish II is a demand driven Programme financed under the 9th European Development Fund aiming at strengthening fisheries management in ACP countries.ACP countries and their Regional Fisheries Management Bodies were the entities that identified the needs to be covered and supported by the Programme’s 5 components. The ACP Fish II was not conceived as a top-down initiative, it was rather a Programme that tried to respond to the requests coming from the beneficiary states and organizations, through a participatory planning exercise.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Inter-Governmental Action Against Money Laundering (GIABA), Director Dr. Abdullahi Shehu at a regional training workshop on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financial Terrorism (CFT) Requirements has said that worldwide estimates of the amount of money laundered annually range between US $700 billion and US $1.8 trillion about 5 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
At the official opening of a two-day training workshop held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel between the 11-12 September, 2013, Dr. Shehu noted that from the available data, it can be argued that African is a net global creditor because illicit financial flows from the continent over the 30 years period 1980-2009 grew much faster than it attracted net-recorded transfers, while the net drain is about four times its total external debt.
The general public is hereby informed that The Gambia Tourism Board in its quest to improve quality standards of tourism establishments across the country will enforce the provisions o both The Gambia Tourism Board Act and Tourism Regulations 2011 in the up-coming 2013/2014 tourism season.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Green Revolution cannot materialise in Africa without a major concerted effort to secure financing for agricultural production
MAPUTO, Mozambique, September 9, 2013/ -- The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (http://www.agrforum.com) has warned that a Green Revolution cannot materialise in Africa without a major concerted effort to secure financing for agricultural production.
Photo AGRA President, Jane Karuku: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=197
The Forum, which ended on Friday, brought together over 200 delegates from across Africa and internationally, focused on the critical role to be played by public-private partnerships and inclusive business models in the development of Africa’s agriculture.
The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) will organize a regional training on anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements for accountants from the five English-speaking countries in West Africa. The workshop will hold from 11 to 12 September, 2013 in Banjul, The Gambia.