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A different take on Regional Integration – the ASEAN way

The declaration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 was the realisation of the regional economic integration of the ten economies of the ASEAN Member States, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. The AEC was established to promote free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour […]

By |16th August 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BFA Bank Philanthropic prize programme

Banco de Fomento Angola (BFA) successfully concluded their first edition of the BFA Solidarity programme, which awarded 157.5 million Kwanzas to twelve non-profit organisations in Angola last month. This annual programme seeks to support and recognize the work of non-profit organizations working in education, health and promotion of social and financial inclusion of children and youth in […]

By |15th August 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Building a market system: a glimpse into DRC’s aquaculture industry by Dr Isla Farley

 BACKGROUND

Despite the country’s economic potential, many in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remain desperately poor. After many years of conflict and instability 69% of the DRC’s population lives in poverty [1]. Economic opportunities, like capitalising on the strong demand for fish, are much needed.

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has embarked on an innovative […]

By |25th July 2019|Blog|0 Comments

What role will RECs have in AfCFTA implementation? by Chad Capon

With Sierra Leone and the Sahrawi Republic having deposited their domestication implements in April, the AfCFTA came into force on the 30th of May 2019. Accordingly, there have been ToRs from donors requesting the development of National Implementation Strategies and other requests associated with the implementation of the AfCFTA.

There have been a number of articles […]

By |13th June 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning with Mmm… Elephants & Lions by Jonathan Thorneycroft

The Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) project is a collaborative partnership between Wild Is Life and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The project acronym – ZEN – fits perfectly with its objective to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned elephants that have been affected by poaching incidents throughout Zimbabwe. The goal is to release and reintegrate […]

By |25th April 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Chikolongo Farm Project – Creating sustainable livelihoods by David Bargh

Background to Chikolongo

A quick search on google will tell you everything you need to know about “human-wildlife conflict zones”. The world wildlife fund (WWF) defines this issue as “any interaction between humans and wildlife that results in negative impacts on human social, economic or cultural life, on the conservation of wildlife populations, or on the […]

By |7th March 2019|Blog|0 Comments

AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund – agribusiness support programme by Martin Eichhorn

Imani Development and Self-Help Africa have partnered to develop and manage the AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund, which is the flagship output of the Kenyan Initiative for Long-term Integration of Market Operators in Value Chains – or KILIMO VC.

Challenge funds are innovative mechanisms to assist the scaling of high-potential private sector companies that have business models […]

By |31st January 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Case Study – ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the EU (ARISE)

Project Name: ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the EU (ARISE)
Client: ASEAN Secretariat and European Commission
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia and South East Asia
Time Span: 2013-2017

About the project:

The ASEAN[1] Economic Community (AEC) is the realisation of the regional economic integration of the ten economies of the ASEAN Member States, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, […]

By |31st January 2019|Case Studies|0 Comments

Case Study – Business Innovation Facility (BIF2)

 

Project Name: Business Innovation Facility 2 (BIF2)
Client: Department for International Development (DFID)
Location: Malawi
Time Span: October 2013 – March 2019

About the project:

Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy aims to transform Malawi from a country predominately focused on imports and consumption to a country focused on exports and production. Following the successful completion of the Business Innovation Facility (BIF1) pilot […]

By |13th December 2018|Case Studies|0 Comments

Reflections into the year that was

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, “A week is a long time in politics”; well it is only fair to say then that a year in politics is a very, very long time. What a year it has been in politics and every other sphere we observe and work in.

Brexit continues to dominate, and […]

By |7th December 2018|Blog|0 Comments