Small Businesses Giant Players in Pursuit of SDGs






Development Minerals at the European Development Days 2017

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme was actively present at this year’s European Development Days taking place in Brussels on 7-8 June.


Together with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme, we hosted a high level panel to discuss how to mobilise the small-scale private sector, particularly in neglected economic sectors such as the mining of Development Minerals. A stellar line up of speakers discussed how to unlock the small business sector’s potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The event was streamed live and Development Minerals stakeholders in our focus countries gathered to follow and join the discussions via social media.

We also launched ‘Development Minerals. Matter for the SDGs,’ a short video about four women in the Development Minerals sector who share their vision for their small business and what they need to get there.


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