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Imani Development 40th Anniversary Interview Series: Donna Mataya

By |5th September 2023|

As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, each month we are profiling past employees that started their careers in development at Imani Development.

Donna Mataya currently serves as the Country Director at Raising Malawi in Blantyre, Malawi. She spent 6 years with Imani as a Business Consultant and M&E specialist.

Donna started off as an administration manager, […]

Imani Development 40th Anniversary Interview Series: Katlego Nkgudi

By |23rd August 2023|

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we will be profiling past employees that started their careers in development at Imani. Over the next few months, we will be sharing their experiences of working at Imani and how they have gone on to do remarkable things in their professions.

One such individual is Katlego Nkgudi who is […]

Embracing the Future: Celebrating International Youth Day with a Focus on Green Skills for Youth by Kayo Asiko

By |12th August 2023|

International Youth Day 2023 shines a light on hope, innovation, and transformation, with its theme “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World.” This theme underscores the potential of young minds to drive positive change. Let’s explore the six pivotal objectives that define this global endeavour and understand their significance:
     1. Promoting Environmental Awareness […]

Africa Day 2023: Celebrating 60 years of African Progress

By |25th May 2023|


On Africa Day, we celebrate 60 years since the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU). Created in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union (AU), has always celebrated “Africa Day” on 25 of May, in recognition of the vision and milestones achieved towards “An Integrated, Prosperous and […]

Latest News: Imani Development to to manage UNDP-funded Green Economy Transition Facility (GETF)

By |2nd May 2023|

Imani Development is pleased to announce the launch of the Green Economy Transition Facility (GETF), an initiative aimed at catalysing green business solutions in Malawi.

The GETF, financed by UNDP and Irish Aid, is birthed out of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Growth Accelerator, and designed to support private sector companies in initiating and scaling […]

Latest News: In memory of Mwansa James Musonda

By |28th March 2023|

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Mwansa James Musonda one of our Trade Policy, Trade Facilitation and Regional Integration expert in the SADC and COMESA region.

Our work with James goes back to 1998, when he was a member of the team that launched the COMESA Free Trade Area. […]

Key Takeaways from ENTERPRISE Zambia’s Gender Learning Audit by Dr Isla Farley

By |8th March 2023|

Background and Introduction
Many of Zambia’s women farmers continue to face challenges which constrain their productive capacity, limiting their incomes and the extent to which they can contribute to productive and efficient agricultural value chains. Key challenges include –
Inequality of access to                              […]

Enhancing export market access for aquaculture products from the SACU+M region: TFSA HAB Training programme

By |3rd October 2022|

Under the Trade Forward Southern Africa Programme’s Value Chain Support Component, Imani Development has been formulating and delivering a range of strategies to support the aquaculture industry in the SACU+M region in maintaining and enhancing export market access for their products. During the early stages of implementation, an industry mapping exercise and complementary capacity needs […]

Due Diligence in Development, ESG and Impact Investing Spaces: Our Approach and Lessons Learnt by Chad Capon

By |30th September 2022|

There is a growing recognition in the donor, investment, and corporate community that the way corporates manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors—such as carbon emissions, standards on labour, and internal procedures to fight corruption—impacts financial returns and permeates the boundaries of single companies to affect the entire ecosystem they operate within.
There is a compelling […]

Addressing Export Barriers for South African Shellfish: A roadmap towards EU compliance

By |9th September 2022|

Trade Forward Southern Africa (TFSA) is a UK government funded programme that operates across countries in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and Mozambique. The programme targets its support on the private and public sector to facilitate new and ongoing trade relations between the SACU+M region and the UK through five programme components, including supporting […]