On June 28, 2018, a consultative meeting was held between the ADEPT Platform and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in order to build a constructive dialogue between the two organisations.
The ADEPT, represented by Alexis Neuberg, ADEPT’s Vice – President, Najatte Kaaoiss, ADEPT’s Programme and Operations Director, and Kékéli Kpognon, member of ADEPT’s board of trustees, met Dr. Patrick Gomez, ACP Secretary General to discuss together an eventual partnership and joint ACP-ADEPT calendar of activities to support further diaspora efforts.
ADEPT presented its current activities and shared a few recent major achievements. In particular, ADEPT mentioned the 8th Diaspora Development Dialogue (DDD8) in Senegal on the effectiveness of the diaspora parliamentarians’ contributions to the development of their countries of origin.
The ACP Secretariat highly appreciated the ADEPT’s engagement for diaspora development and migration issues, while stressing that such kind of activities could be reproduced and taken further as best practices by other ACP countries, especially in the light of an emerging diaspora engagement policies in many ACP countries and the AU recognition of diaspora as its 6th region.