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The Africa Trade Network will hold its 11th Annual Review and Strategy meeting from August 25-28th 2008 in Accra, Ghana. The meeting, hosted by TWN Africa, will focus on responding to the new challenges emerging for the ATN's on-going flagship campaign against the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).  


The four-day meeting comprises 3-days analysis and teach-in, 1-day strategy and organization - structured as follows:

    Day 1 - Global & African economic context today (including World Trade Organisation (WTO) and IFI- issues; Global Crises (food, fuel and finance), rise of China & other emerging powers, commodities boom and related issues.

    Days 2 & 3 - IEPAs (Trade in Goods) and EPAs (Services, Singapore Issues, Intellectual Property)

    Day 4 - Stop EPA campaign strategy and ATN networking & organizational priorities and mechanisms.


The objectives of the meeting are as follows: 

      • Update on the status of EPA negotiations
      • Review and Renew the STOP EPA campaign perspectives, strategy, and messaging in specific respect of IEPAs and negotiations towards comprehensive EPAs as well - at International, Continental, Sub-regional and strategic country levels
      • Analyze issues and linkages arising from Global Economic Trends & EPAs
      • Establish Network and Campaign organizational mechanisms, priorities and strategic alliances and synergies.




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