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What is the value of social entrepreneurship for a non-profit organisation working for social development and justice? by Elena Mancebo

While social entrepreneurship is still a relatively new concept in South Africa, most social development sector commentators agree that traditional non-profit funding is shrinking ever year, and most funders increasingly expect some form of financial self-sufficiency in the organisations and projects they fund.

This is why more and more non-profit organisations are testing new income-generating ideas. […]

By |2nd November 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Design and build or build and make do? Insights into effective OSBP implementation by Katlego Nkgudi

The One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) concept is one that has been adopted and implemented across the African continent with some degree of success. While frameworks and guidelines for its implementation exist, the challenges met when implementing OSBPs are country and context specific. Imani Development has helped operationalise border modernisation interventions such as the OSBP across […]

By |13th September 2018|Blog|0 Comments

EU prepares industry for Brexit: Shouldn’t SADC be doing so? by Mirabel Bausinger

Imani Development recently completed a poverty assessment on the effects of Brexit on EU-SADC trade under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Our analysis of specific priority sectors under the SADC EPA such as wine, horticulture and automotive assessed and suggested that, in the short run, the main challenges for the private sector will be technical; […]

By |27th July 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Imani to implement EU-funded agribusiness support programme in Kenya

Imani Development is proud to be part of a consortium of firms working on the EU-funded Kenyan Initiative for Long-Term Integration of Market Operators in Value Chains (KILIMO-VC) programme. The KILIMO-VC programme was launched on the 20th of June, as part of the European Union’s Kenya-AgriFI programme to support smallholder agriculture in Kenya. As implementing […]

By |29th June 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Nicholas Charalambides on M&E in Trade Agreements

Imani Development recently designed a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System for the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between six SADC member states and the EU, known as the SADC-EU EPA. Elena Mancebo, M&E specialist at Imani Development, sat down with Dr Nick Charalambides to reflect on what were our learnings and findings from this and other […]

By |22nd June 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Job Position: Marketing and Communications Officer

Imani Development and the Social Enterprise Academy are looking for a Marketing and Communications Officer.

Based in Observatory, Cape Town in a vibrant business park. We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and creative communicator. You will:
• Develop and implement targeted and diverse PR and media approaches that will reach a wide range of stakeholders
• Produce high-quality promotional […]

By |1st March 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Latest Capacity Statements

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By |12th February 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Job Positions for KILIMO-VC in Kenya

About KILIMO-VC

The Kenyan Initiative for Long-Term Integration of Market Operators in Value Chains (KILIMO-VC )is a EUR 24m five-year agribusiness support programme that is part of the European Union’s Kenya-AgriFI programme that supports productive, adapted and market integrated smallholder agriculture, including a contribution to the Africa Investment Facility. The overall objective of the KILIMO-VC programme […]

By |26th January 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Chikolongo Farm Project by Regine Ankoma-Bempong

Located in Southern Malawi, on the border of the Liwonde National Park, a community of humans and animals exist side by side. Liwonde National Park is home to a rich array of wildlife, including elephant, impala, kudu, waterbuck, buffalo, crocodile and hippopotamus. Chikolongo village is located on the Park’s western boundary, and due to its […]

By |22nd December 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Effective Implementation of SADC’s STR by Mirabel Bausinger

First Steps towards Facilitating Trade for Women and Small-Scale Traders in SADC

Small-scale, often informal, cross-border trade (CBT) plays a significant role in Africa’s trade environment; informal trade represents over a third of SADC’s intra-regional trade (an estimated value of almost $18 billion per year[1]). More significant than the economic proportion of intra-regional trade that small-scale […]

By |7th December 2017|Blog|0 Comments