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Latest News: Imani to implement EU-funded technical assistance facility in Eastern and Southern Africa

By |19th March 2021|

Imani Development is pleased to announce the awarding of a new project and start-up of the Africa RISE (Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies) programme. Imani Development is part of the consortium led by Landell Mills that will deliver the Africa RISE programme.

Africa RISE is a EUR 12.7 million technical assistance facility funded by the […]

COVID-19 and Global Food Systems: Where to next? by Dr Isla Farley

By |26th February 2021|

Background 

Global food systems are complex and have become increasingly so over recent decades. Continued population growth, higher consumption levels, inequality, ever increasing demand for processed food and the challenges of our changing climate are putting them under extreme stress.  Although food systems developments and innovations have helped to address some of these challenges, unfortunately we […]

The Chikolongo Livelihoods Project – Successes, Impact and Challenges by Jonathan Thorneycroft

By |29th January 2021|

Introduction

The origins of the Chikolongo project are in a response from IFAW to address human-wildlife conflict (HWC) with the community outside Liwonde National Park (Malawi). Through a process of adaptive management, founded on a partnership approach between IFAW, Imani (as local partner) and the community, the Chikolongo project has evolved into an integrated farm and […]

Facilitating the free movement of people in Africa by Jay Grunder

By |18th December 2020|

Introduction

The movement of people across national borders is a vital component of any region’s economy. Whether for cross border trade, seasonal work, to establish a business, or any other economic activity, the flow of people greatly contributes to African economies. The importance of such movement has been recognised at regional and national level. As such, […]

Understanding the AfCFTA: observations and opportunities by Chad Capon

By |20th November 2020|

Introduction
I recently completed a four day short course with TRALAC on reading International Trade Agreements, with a specific focus on the AfCFTA. In my role at Imani Development, I have been involved in work on the AfCFTA and I find it extremely interesting, but it is also very intricate and multifaceted. Accordingly, I wanted to […]

Challenge funds as a form of impact investing by Andy Simpson

By |16th October 2020|

Here’s my latest brain dump, borne from some significant personal and organisational experience in Challenge Funds – some of it will have wider application than just challenge funds.
So, what is a Challenge fund? 
Typically, a large institutional donor recognises that a systemic blockage exists in a value chain or an economic ecosystem and presents a CHALLENGE […]

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 […]