Imani is a kiSwahili word meaning faith and confidence – our approach to our development projects and clients.
Imani Development is a private economic and development consultancy firm that facilitates the process of economic growth and poverty reduction in the developing world. Imani has been active in East and Southern Africa, the Caribbean, South East Asia and the Pacific for over 30 years, advising policy makers, governments, development agencies, regional and international organisations, and the private sector in our core areas of work.
Clients include national governments and institutions, including government departments, national trade development organisations, banks, and chambers of commerce and industry; regional institutions including the Secretariats of the South African Customs Union, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, East African Community and Southern African Development Community; development institutions and donor agencies including the Commonwealth Secretariat, European Union, World Bank, African Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, ACP Secretariat, European Commission, Department for International Development, United States Agency for International Development, the United Nations Development Programme, amongst many others; business organisations and private companies.
We are committed to pioneering innovative new ways of working, whereby we draw primarily on the knowledge and expertise of our partners, staff, associates and other stakeholders who live in developing countries.
Malawi Coordinated Border Management Support (Sep 2021 â€“ Sep 2022)
Quality Monitoring Officer, The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS),
â€śI found the CBM project to have been delivered strategically as in the effort to minimize the number of stakeholders in cross border trade; through the capacity building sessions, each stakeholder had a chance to learn the roles of their fellow stakeholders in the industry.
This platform will potential provide a chance to pick overlapping regulations thereby minimizing transit times and consequently reduce the cost of doing business.â€ť
Fisheries licencing training Malawi CBM (Sep 2021 â€“ Sep 2022)
Principal Fisheries Officer - Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS),
TFSA HAB Training programme (August 2022)
Support to the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Consolidating Interventions on Non-Tariff Barriers Elimination in South Sudan (2018 â€“ 2019)
Chairperson, South Sudan Shippers Council,
Developing an Effective Mechanism to Monitor and Ensure Compliance to SADC Protocols and Other Legal Instruments and Commitments (2018 â€“ 2019)
Senior Programme Officer- Policy and Strategy Development Directorate of Policy, Planning and Resource Mobilization,
Design of a Regional Programme for COMESA on Small-Scale Cross-Border Trade (2016 â€“ 2017)
Design of a Monitoring and Evaluation System for the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement Member States to Track the Operationalisation and Impact of the EU-SADC EPA (2017 â€“ 2018)
Design of GTP SACU+M Trade Capacity Building Programme (2018-2019)
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Support for the Republic of South Sudanâ€™s Negotiations for Accession to the East African Community (EAC) (2014 â€“ 2016) and Technical Assistance to Support the South Sudan â€“ East African Community Accession Secretariat (2018 â€“ 2019)
Undersecretary for EAC Affairs,
Agriculture Finance Scoping Study in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi and Eswatini (2020 â€“ 2021)
Specialist: SADC Financial Inclusion, FinMark Trust,
We cooperate with a wide range of consultancies, academic institutions and NGOs on development projects. If you would like to get in touch with us regarding potential collaborations, please forward your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Phone: +265 997 290 402
Physical Address: Skyband Complex (behind Amina House) Paul Kagame Rd, Office Block 7, Old Town. Malawi
Postal Address: PO Box 1306, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: +256 1 872 830 / 961
Physical Address: Imani House, 11 Jacaranda Avenue,Mandala,
Postal Address: Blantyre, Malawi. PO Box 2873, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: +27 21 447 2556
Address: Waverley Business Park, Unit 23B, Suite 13, Kotzee Rd, Observatory, 7925, South Africa
Postnet Suite 61, Private Bag x11, Mowbray, 7705, South Africa