Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Katjavivi recognised for developmental efforts
The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) honoured Professor Peter Katjavivi, member of Parliament, with an award for his service to the centre over the last five years.
The European Centre for Development Policy Management is an independent foundation which was established in 1986 in order to monitor and support development cooperation between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It is a think-tank that brokers development policy and programmes between the European and African – Caribbean – Pacific (ACP) countries.
Professor Katjvivi is part of a ten-member Board that serves the ECDPM. This ECDPM Board comprises of three people from Africa and seven from Europe.
Upon receiving the award; Professor Katjavivi has this to say: “I am delighted by this acknowledgement and I value the award that comes from a body that appreciates the significance of Africa in its participation towards global economic development. It also demonstrates that it values Africa and the rest of the developing world in their desire for a fair deal in development relations. I always look at my role as a board member at ECDPM as adding value to my work here in Namibia as well as at the Pan – African Parliament.”