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Latest News: BFA Bank Philanthropic prize programme

By |15th August 2019|

Banco de Fomento Angola (BFA) successfully concluded their first edition of the BFA Solidarity programme, which awarded 157.5 million Kwanzas to twelve non-profit organisations in Angola last month. This annual programme seeks to support and recognize the work of non-profit organizations working in education, health and promotion of social and financial inclusion of children and youth in […]

Building a market system: A glimpse into DRC’s aquaculture industry by Dr Isla Farley

By |25th July 2019|

 BACKGROUND

Despite the country’s economic potential, many in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remain desperately poor. After many years of conflict and instability 69% of the DRC’s population lives in poverty [1]. Economic opportunities, like capitalising on the strong demand for fish, are much needed.

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has embarked on an innovative […]

What role will RECs have in AfCFTA implementation? by Chad Capon

By |13th June 2019|

With Sierra Leone and the Sahrawi Republic having deposited their domestication implements in April, the AfCFTA came into force on the 30th of May 2019. Accordingly, there have been ToRs from donors requesting the development of National Implementation Strategies and other requests associated with the implementation of the AfCFTA.

There have been a number of articles […]

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning with Mmm… Elephants & Lions by Jonathan Thorneycroft

By |25th April 2019|

The Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) project is a collaborative partnership between Wild Is Life and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The project acronym – ZEN – fits perfectly with its objective to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned elephants that have been affected by poaching incidents throughout Zimbabwe. The goal is to release and reintegrate […]

Chikolongo Farm Project – Creating sustainable livelihoods by David Bargh

By |7th March 2019|

Background to Chikolongo

A quick search on google will tell you everything you need to know about “human-wildlife conflict zones”. The world wildlife fund (WWF) defines this issue as “any interaction between humans and wildlife that results in negative impacts on human social, economic or cultural life, on the conservation of wildlife populations, or on the […]

AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund – agribusiness support programme by Martin Eichhorn

By |31st January 2019|

Imani Development and Self-Help Africa have partnered to develop and manage the AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund, which is the flagship output of the Kenyan Initiative for Long-term Integration of Market Operators in Value Chains – or KILIMO VC.

Challenge funds are innovative mechanisms to assist the scaling of high-potential private sector companies that have business models […]

Reflections into the year that was

By |7th December 2018|

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, “A week is a long time in politics”; well it is only fair to say then that a year in politics is a very, very long time. What a year it has been in politics and every other sphere we observe and work in.

Brexit continues to dominate, and […]

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

By |2nd November 2018|

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. […]

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

By |13th September 2018|

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 […]

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

By |27th July 2018|

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; […]