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Rapid Remote Trade Assessment: SACU+M Regional Trade Analysis (2020)

By |2nd October 2020|

From 2018-2019, Imani Development undertook the Finalisation of Programme Design and Preparation of the Outline Business Case for the FCO SACU+M GTP: Trade Capacity Building Programme (TCBP).

Imani Development is the primary Local Service Provider (LSP) of a DAI-led consortium contracted to implement the GTP: Trade Capacity Building Programme (TCBP).Trade Forward (SACU+M TCBP) provides assistance […]

ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund (2020-2024)

By |2nd October 2020|

Under the 11th European Development Fund (2014-2020) for Zambia, the European Union and the Government of Zambia have agreed on a EUR 99 million “Support to the sustainable commercialisation of Zambia’s smallholder farmers” Programme. The first and largest component of this operation aims at supporting investments conducive to strengthening the market integration of smallholder farmers […]

Latest News: Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) to go live in September

By |10th September 2020|

Despite the challenges of getting back to business-as-usual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the establishment of Eswatini’s first-ever trade information portal is progressing as planned and scheduled to go live at the end of September.

The Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) will be a single authoritative source of reference for a range of information […]

Latest News: The AfCFTA and Compliance: lessons and innovations from an analysis of African RTAs

By |27th August 2020|

Imani Development has designed an innovative and bespoke Compliance Mechanism for SADC which was recently approved and adopted at the 40th Annual SADC Summit. In relation to this and leveraging on learnings and research done in the process of designing it, Chad Capon and Dr. Charalambides have written a working paper on the importance of […]

Leveraging opportunities to accelerate Agri-tech in COVID-19 times by Caroline Kensett

By |20th August 2020|

Traditional aid and sustainable development
World Humanitarian day is held annually on the 19th August to pay tribute to humanitarian workers across the globe and to increase public understanding of humanitarian assistance activities. Traditionally (and correctly) the words ‘humanitarian assistance’ evoke images of aid workers delivering immediate and necessary life-saving support to beneficiaries in conflict zones […]

Latest News: Approval and Adoption of the SADC Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-2030, and Mechanism

By |19th August 2020|

Imani Development is proud and grateful to note the official communique from the recent 40th SADC Summit.

The Heads of SADC States approved and adopted Vision 2050, which articulates the shared development objectives of the region for the next 30 years, and the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020-30, which provides clear and achievable goals […]

COVID-19: How is the air cargo industry reacting and responding ? by Jarrod Patrick

By |13th August 2020|

Impact
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the air freight industry very hard. Since the outbreak of the virus, recent figures have shown that the overall global air cargo capacity has decreased by 35% [1]. Year on year – from June 2019 to June 2020 – global air cargo capacity declined by 27%[2]. The sector has been deeply affected […]

COVID-19’s impact on the SA Wine Industry and Potential Response and Recovery Interventions by Chad Capon

By |23rd July 2020|

Impact
The South African wine industry has been severely weakened with the onset of COVID-19. The R49 billion-a-year industry has been affected in numerous ways, from export restrictions, to the national ban on the sale of alcohol, which has recently been reinstated. According to Vinpro the contribution of the wine industry to the GDP for the […]

Unlocking MSME growth in Sub-Saharan Africa by Katlego Nkgudi

By |26th June 2020|

Private sector development – micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) – as envisaged by SDG 8, typically follows a state-led approach, where national agencies conduct a variety of activities in order to i) improve the business environment: including investing infrastructure, establishing apex bodies, and arranging trade deals with foreign partners on behalf of the private […]

Supporting South Sudan to cope with the trade impact of COVID-19 by Charles Data Alemi

By |22nd May 2020|

Like every other country, the spread of COVID-19 is proving to be a double tragedy with effects on both health and economic well being. Despite taking a while to confirm its first case, which happened on 6th April 2020, the number of cases in South Sudan are growing rapidly with the count reaching 194 cases […]