4. Revisiting the Georgetown Agreement

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) in collaboration with the ACP secretariat in Brussels, Belgium; CARICOM in Georgetown, Guyana; and the Shridath Ramphal Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), held a two-day High-Level Consultation in Barbados titled “Revisiting the Georgetown Agreement: Comparative Region-Building in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific”.

This high-level consultation was undertaken in a bid to contribute to region-building efforts in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific; to revisit the Georgetown Agreement; and to examine the post-Cotonou negotiations. About 35 diplomats, scholars, and civil society actors across the three regions discussed carefully selected topics over the two days around five broad themes: Region-Building in the Caribbean; Continental Regionalism: The African Union (AU); Regionalism in West, East, and Southern Africa; Regionalism in the Pacific; and Regionalism and the Future of ACP-EU Relations.

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26  – 27 March 2019