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08th July 2016 - Biochar Systems in Developing Countries: Achievements and Opportunities

 08th July 2016– Bruxelles – Claudia Mularoni, CEO Pragmata, has moderated a Biochar Plus Meeting “Biochar systems in developing countries: achievements and opportunities” held on 8th July 2016 at the European Press Club in Brussels. The speakers of the events were: Prof. Alessandro Peressotti, University of Udine (Italy), Dr. Lucia Brusegan, Starter (Italy), Dr. Bah F. M. Saho, ECOWAS - Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Cape Verde).

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Nairobi, Kenya 02nd March 2016 - International Workshop Biochar System for Africa

The “Biochar Plus” project announced the launch of the “Africa Biochar Partnership”, an open continental platform for advancing Biochar Systems in Africa.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2016 - 26th summit of the African Union

Dr. Piero Scarpellini , DG of Pragmata Institute, attended the 26th summit of the African Union in its role of advisor to AU Commission. 26th African Union Assembly meeting opens with calls for human rights, particularly women’s rights under Agenda 2063, peace, and development. H.E. Idriss Deby Itno, Chairperson of the African Union underscored the absolute need to conclude the reforms of the structure of the AU Commission, to facilitate the efforts of the AU in line with the theme of the Summit 2016.

Investment Ceremony of HE Mwenda Bantu Munongo Godefroid as new President of the Forum of Royals and Traditional Leaders in Africa

                                                                  

Kinshasa, October 2015 - Dr. Piero Scarpellini represented Pragmata Institute in its role of advisor to the Forum of Royals and Traditional Leaders in Africa, on the occasion of the Ceremony for the investment of the new President, HE Mwenda Bantu Munongo Godefroid, King of Bayeke, one of the tribes of the Congo in Katanga.

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AFBAA – REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM , ADDIS ABABA - ETHIOPIA 24-25 SEPTEMBER 2015

The regional AFBAA (African Business Aviation Association) Symposium held in Addis Ababa on 24th  and 25th  September , hosted many VIP speakers.    Among them also Piero Scarpellini , General Director of Pragmata - Institute for the Development of International Relations and member of  AFBAA board. Mr. Scarpellini focused his speech on some important current issues involving the African continent , and on the role of  the African Business Aviation Association African as a key supporter of the commercial aviation community.

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China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) met H.E. Patrick Gomes, Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Last 9th April Mr. Piero Scarpellini (Director Pragmata Institute) together with Ms. Claudia Mularoni (CEO Pragmata Institute) and with Mr. Emmanuel Mailafia (Member of International Relations Department, Pragmata Institute) has met in Brussels the recently appointed Secretary General of the the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), H.E. Patrick Gomes. The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The aim of the meeting was to continue to move further with the cooperation between the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and ACP Group of States, as results of the previous meetings between CEIBS  and the previous ACP Secretary General, H.E. Mumuni.

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Mr. Emmanuel Mailafia, member of the International Relations Department of Pragmata Instititute, took part as speaker at the EU-AU Joint Session on Infrastructure for the Minerals Sector

Mr. Emmanuel Mailafia (member of the International Relations Department of Pragmata Institute - Brussels Office) took part as speaker to the EU-AU Joint Session on Infrastructure for the Minerals Sector held in Brussels last 18th and 19th March and organized by the African Union Commission and the European Commission. The aim of this event was to discuss the infrastructure needs of the raw materials sector and identify ways in which those can find support in the broader context of existing and planned infrastructure projects and networks. The event delivered a link between the joint work of the African Union and the European Union within the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) on infrastructure and energy and the priority on raw materials to ensure coherence between the two as well as look into existing support programs for infrastructure development in Africa, such as the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and look for possibilities of benefitting the raw materials sector. The session has been also an attempt to map the needs of the different African countries in terms of infrastructure for the sector and look into innovative approaches to stimulate investments in the sector.The agenda of the event can be dowloaded here. The speech of Mr. Mailafia focused on the following topics:

1. Brief presentation of Pragmata Institute including its role of Advisor of the African Union on their relations with the EU.

2. The importance of continuing the cooperation between the  European Union and the African Union with regards to the Minerals Sector.

3. Presentation of the ‘College to College Meeting’ (C2C) that will be held next 22nd  April between the EU Commission and the AU Commission for stocktaking the ongoing cooperatioon and in order to revive dialogue between these two important stakeholders of the world scenario.

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Professor Costantinos Berhutesfa Costantinos and Mr. Eric Besson visited the Republic of San Marino last 24th February 2015

Last 24th february 2015 Pragmata Institute, thanks to its excellent relations based on mutual esteem with Professor Constantinos Berhutesfa Constantinos and with Mr. Eric Besson, organized their visit to the Republic of San Marino.

Professor Constantinos Berhutesfa Constantinos is one of the key figures in the political and economic scenario of Ethiopia, with whom Pragmata Institute has established good ties. He is a member of the Party of Government and is a very influential person within the same, because it can rely on a solid relationship with the Ethiopian Prime Minister, with whom he is very close, and with all the main politicians and members of the Government of Ethiopia. Professor Constantinos holds the prestigious role of Referent for the relations between the Ethiopian government and the largest business realities in Ethiopia. Furthermore, Professor Constantinos teaches institutional policy at Addis Ababa University and he holds the position of member of the board of directors of several think tanks. Previously he has been Senior Policy Officer at the United Nations in New York and has also held the position of Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the African Union.The visit of Professor Constantinos in the Republic of San Marino has been aimed to involve companies in projects implemented by the Ethiopian Government and to evaluate possible form of cooperations betwen Ethiopia and the Republic of San Marino.

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