Programme and Implementation Partners

Programme and Implementation Partners

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is an initiative of African, Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group of States, coordinated by the ACP Secretariat, financed by the European Commission and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by UNDP. This 3-year, €13.1 million capacity building program aims to build the profile and improve the management of Development Minerals in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

At the country level the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is implementing the focus country activities in partnership with the following agencies:

A wide range of stakeholders are participating in the capacity building activities and in the oversight of the programme, such as the Country Working Groups. These stakeholders include public stakeholders, such as regulatory agencies and local governments; private stakeholders such as small-scale mining enterprises, intermediaries, transportation and logistics service providers, construction companies; business development stakeholders such as mining and quarrying associations, chambers of mines, training centres, universities, consulting companies; and social stakeholders such as civil society organizations and community groups.



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 ACP Group of States is a global player in the South-South and the Triangular Cooperation.

European Union

The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. In 2014, the EU collective (incl. EU institutions and Member States) Official Development Assistance increased to € 58.2 billion (up 2.4% from 2013), growing for the second year in a row and reaching its highest nominal level to date. As such, the EU remains the world's leading provider of ODA.


UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in nearly 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. Recognizing the far-reaching impacts of extractive activities, in December 2012 UNDP adopted a Strategy for Supporting Sustainable and Equitable Management of the Extractive Industries. UNDP's mission is to ensure that natural wealth is used to improve people's lives. UNDP works with governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, local communities and other affected groups to realise this mission. Learn more about UNDP's extractive sector programming.

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