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OACPS

Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States

About the ACP-EU Culture programme

Implemented by the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS) and financed by the European Union (EU), the ACP-EU Culture programme illustrates the ambition to boost the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries in ACP countries.

With a budget of €40 million for the period 2019-2026, the programme aims to:

  • Encouraging entrepreneurship, cultural innovation and youth participation;
  • Creating decent jobs and increasing the income of artists and cultural professionals;
  • Promoting the quality of productions and their distribution on national and international markets.
DEENTAL @ Cannes

74th Cannes Film Festival: 7 ACP production companies benefited from a week of networking to identify and secure potential partnerships. 

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About the CultureXchange platform

CultureXchange is an online knowledge and skills sharing platform and networking tool for cultural and creative professionals in the EU partner countries.

Deental @ Séries Mania

'Séries Mania' 2021 Festival (Lille, France): 8 ACP projects benefited from training with experienced mentors and professionals to support the development of their series projects.

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Deental @ Séries Mania

'Séries Mania' 2021 Festival (Lille, France): 8 ACP projects benefited from training with experienced mentors and professionals to support the development of their series projects.

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Deental @ Séries Mania

'Séries Mania' 2021 Festival (Lille, France): 8 ACP projects benefited from training with experienced mentors and professionals to support the development of their series projects.

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World Cinema Fund ACP @ Berlinale 2021

A conversation with Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, Director and Visual Artist (Lesotho). “Decolonising cinema” event at the World Cinema Fund Day during the Berlinale 2021.

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WCF ACP Prize @ Ouaga Film Lab

Pascale Appora Gnekindy (Central African Republic), Film Director and Winner of the WCF ACP Audience Design Award 2021 at Ouga Film Lab Festival. 

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His Excellency Dr Norbert Richard Ibrahim presents the mandate of the ACP-EU Culture Programme.

Assistant Secretary-General, Political Affairs and Human Development Department, Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States
Berlinale 2021

Decolonising Cinema: Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean – A conversation with Nelson Carlos De Los Santos (Dominican Rep.), Paz Encina (Paraguay), David Pretto (Brazil), and Dr. Amalia Cordova (Chile / USA) 

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OACPS Research & Innovation Programme

The pathway to sustainable development

The OACPS Research & Innovation (R&I) Programme (2020-2025, EU-funded) aims to unlock the innovation potential for sustainable and inclusive development in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, through a three-pronged approach :

  • An Innovation Fund to foster a conducive R&I environment across the ACP countries;
  • A Policy Support Facility to enhance the quality and efficiency of R&I policies, strategies and systems;
  • An interactive Web Portal to facilitate access to R&I knowledge, transfer and cross-fertilisation among ACP countries.
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Business Climate Programme

Enhancing learning dialogue, and experience sharing between Private sector from OACPS countries

As a contribution to the collaboration and learning between actors involved in the Development of the Private Sector in ACP countries, Business ACP has the pleasure to share voices of practioners from the field. During the coming weeks, you will be able to find out about women and men involved in projects or initiatives related to the Private Sector in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, in various sectors including Agri-business, Women and Young entrepreneurs, Cultural and Creative Industries, Digital entrepreneurship…

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About the OACPS

The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), which became an international organisation on 5 April 2020, evolved from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, founded through the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. An intergovernmental association made up of 79 countries from across the global South – 48 from sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean, and 15 from the Pacific – the OACPS constitutes the largest trans-regional intergovernmental association of developing States, serviced by a fully staffed Secretariat in Brussels, Belgium.  The former ACP Group and now the OACPS signed on to successive and comprehensive legally binding partnership treaties with the European Union (EU), covering trade, development cooperation, and political dialogue/partnership. 

Reflective of the geopolitical environment across the globe, the ACP Group was founded, during the post-decolonisation period, amid a growing sense of commonality among developing countries of the global South vis-à-vis the industrialised North. The establishment of the ACP Group as an organisation in its own right was a manifestation of the will of developing countries from the ACP regions to join forces to defend their shared interests in relevant domains. 

The diverse membership of the OACPS is bound together by common values and objectives. The main goals of the OACPS centre around the sustainable development of its Members and Regions, and their gradual integration into the global economy with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction and eventually eradication; the promotion of multilateralism and global solidarity; intra-OACPS cooperation; coordination of OACPS activities in the framework of the Partnership Agreement with the European Union; consolidation of unity and solidarity among Members of the OACPS; establishment and strengthening of peace, security, and stability in free and democratic societies; and the empowerment of women and youth. 

The Organisation is cognisant of the fact that global dynamics are changing, and that today’s multi-polar world is characterised by competing geo-political interests; challenges to multilateralism; peace, stability and security concerns; and unprecedented constraints to the free movement of people. Notwithstanding these changes, the OACPS is united, vibrant, and relevant, and continues to serve the collective interests of its Members and Regions.  The Organisation is proud of its solidarity and its growing capability to support South-South, Triangular and North-South cooperation.

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Georgetown Agreement Revised

As revised by Decision No .1/CX/19 of the 110th session of the ACP Council of Ministers held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 7 December 2019, and endorsed by the 9th Summit of the ACP Heads of State and Government, Nairobi, Kenya, 9-10 December 2019.

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H.E. Mr Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary-General of the OACPS

"More than ever, culture is a catalyst for development."

H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti took up his position as Secretary-General (SG) of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) on the 2 March 2020. A citizen of Angola, SG Mr. Chikoti has devoted almost 30 years of his professional career to diplomacy and international relations.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General, H.E. Chikoti served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Angola to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and Head of Mission to the European Union. Before this, he held several high-level posts within the government of the Republic of Angola, which included Minister of Foreign Affairs, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs in charge of Co-operation, and Vice-Minister of External Relations in Charge of International Organisations. 

Having the distinction of being the first Lusophone Secretary-General of the OACPS, SG Mr. Chikoti is also fluent in English and French.

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Niamey Declaration, 5th Meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture

Niamey Declaration "Strengthening and diversifying partnerships in favour of ACP cultures", adopted by the ACP Ministers of Culture at the end of their 5th meeting in Niamey in 2019.

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Watch a video message from OACPS Secretary-General Georges Rebelo PINTO CHIKOTI, delivered during the Closing Ceremony of the Biennale of Luanda 2021!

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