Harnessing the potential of business diplomacy for investment promotion in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Brussels, Belgium – 22-24 January 2024 – Over 40 diplomats, including ten Ambassadors from ACP countries (Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Eswatini, Jamaica, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe), have actively participated in a three-day business diplomacy training, organized by UNIDO and the Secretariat of the OACPS. The training was designed to further enhance the business diplomacy functions of ACP embassies and their technical personnel. The three days were packed with interventions by expert speakers and with networking opportunities. Concrete case studies were presented by Angela Musgrove, Director on the Board of Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies, Kamal Chetty, Chief Executive Officer of Investment Fiji, Edin Erkocevic, Business Sweden Director & Swedish Trade Commissioner for Turkey, and  Mekondjo Kaapanda-Girnus, Namibia’s Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands & the European Union.

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