Fighting discrimination to trigger Development: Attend the Conference set up by the European Commission and the European Parliament
On 1st June, the European Commission, together with Members of European Parliament, private sector and NGOs, will hold an event to look at how development policy can promote non-discrimination as an asset for development.
Towards better management of water, energy and land: Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes publication of European Report on Development
Brussels, 14 May 2012 – EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs welcomes European Ministers for Development' conclusions on the proposals of the Commission for a new orientation of EU development policy through the Agenda for Change.
During his visit to Kenya, EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced new support to address food security in Kenya, which is often affected by recurrent drought. Up to €40 million will be dedicated to nutrition, water supply and livelihood support. Mothers and children will be in particular focus of this initiative, as they are the first victims of drought and hunger. The funding comes as a part of the new €250 million EU initiative, called "Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience (SHARE)", to support the people in the Horn of Africa to recover from the recent drought and to strengthen the population and regional economy to better withstand future crises.