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Latest News: AfCFTA Secretariat and UNDP release second volume of the AfCFTA Futures Report

By |24th November 2021|

Imani Development is proud to announce the official launch of the 2021 AfCFTA Futures Report titled: “Which Value Chains for a Made in Africa Revolution?”. The launch was hosted by AfCFTA Secretariat Secretary General, Mr. Wamkele Mene at the just ended Intra-African Trade Fair in Durban.

Imani Development was responsible for drafting the report’s anchor chapter on […]

Improving last mile service delivery in Kenya’s ASALs: Paves Vetagro by Jonathan Thorneycroft

By |19th November 2021|

The AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund is a € 18,000,000 initiative by the European Union to support productive and market-integrated smallholder agriculture through the provision of financial support to agri-enterprises. The aim is to contribute to improvements in the capacity of smallholder farmers/pastoralists to practise environmentally sustainable and climate-smart agriculture as a business in inclusive value […]

Integrating 1,000+ fish farmers into the aquaculture value chain: Lake View Fisheries by Jonathan Thorneycroft

By |12th November 2021|

AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund is a European Union funded initiative which aims to support market integrated smallholder agriculture in Kenya. Launched in 2018, the agribusiness support programme aims to improve the capacity of 100,000 smallholder farmers and pastoralists to practice environmentally sustainable and climate-smart agriculture as a business in inclusive value chains. As the technical […]

Vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Consulting Manager (Malawi)

By |10th September 2021|

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Consulting Manager
Malawi | 5 days | Closes 30 September 2021

Based in Blantyre Malawi, we are looking for a motivated, qualified and proactive Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Consulting Manager.
Job Brief:
We are looking for a motivated, qualified and proactive monitoring, evaluation and learning consulting manager to implement new and ongoing projects. The candidate […]

Latest News: In memory of Reginald Selelo

By |23rd August 2021|

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Reginald Selelo – the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre’s Chief Operations Officer.

Imani had the opportunity of working closely with Regi on several Trade and Investment projects, most recently on the EU funded Botswana Exporters Development Programme which was launched in October 2020.

Reginald was […]

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 EU 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 […]

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

By |26th February 2021|


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|


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|


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|

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 […]