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EIB MSME Conference – Supporting Growth of MSMEs in Zambia

Imani Development has been collaborating with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in providing Technical Assistance to the European Investment Bank (EIB) Financial Sector Operations in Southern Africa to improve Micro-, Small-, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) access to finance and microfinance.

On 13 October 2016, EIB, the European Union Delegation to Zambia, and the Frankfurt School hosted a […]

By |5th December 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

South Sudan’s Accession to the East African Community

In March 2016 the Heads of State of the EAC admitted South Sudan into the Community. The path to accession started in 2011 when H. E. General Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Republic of South Sudan, signed a note verbale applying for membership. In August 2013, the EAC’s Council of Ministers passed a […]

By |3rd October 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

We’ve Moved! New Cape Town Office Location

It is with great pleasure that we announce a new location for our Imani Development Global Hub Offices.

Our Cape Town office, Imani’s Global Hub Office, has moved to a new office location at The Waverley Business Park, Mowbray. This is only a few minutes walk from our previous location, but offers much more space for […]

By |9th March 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

DFID Launches New Website for its Business Innovation Facility

Imani Development is the local implementing partner for the Business Innovation Facility (BIF) 2 in Malawi. The six-year DfID-funded programme takes a systemic approach to market development, supporting companies to develop or scale-up innovative ‘inclusive business’ models which seek to enable the poor to benefit from markets. BIF has evaluated and selected markets based on […]

By |4th August 2015|Latest News|0 Comments

South Africa Business Climate Survey 2014 – Challenges Remain, but Potential Exists

Imani Development, together with our colleagues from Tutwa Consulting, administered the 2014 Business Climate Survey on behalf of the EU-SA Business Links (a precursor to the newly launched EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Africa). The full report can be downloaded here.
The survey concentrated on the opinions of EU companies on the investment […]

By |27th July 2015|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Imani Develops Handbook for Sustainable Coffee Production in Malawi

Earlier this year Imani Development presented the newly revised ‘Handbook for Sustainable Coffee Production in Malawi’ to the Coffee Association of Malawi.
This handbook includes information and guidelines for the development of Malawi’s coffee sector, with specific detail for both smallholders and estates. Building on information from previous Malawian and regional coffee publications, it provides new […]

By |18th June 2015|Latest News|0 Comments

Tripartite Summit Paves the Way for the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

The Tripartite Summit, involving Heads of State and Governments from 26 African countries that took place in Egypt between 7 and 10 June 2015, set the stage to launch the COMESA, EAC and SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). This is in line with the agreement reached by the Tripartite Sectoral Committee of Ministers meeting in Burundi […]

By |18th June 2015|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boosting Agricultural Competitiveness through Private Sector in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Agricultural Competitiveness Project, which ran from October 2010 – February 2015, set out to increase the competitiveness of Zimbabwe’s agricultural private sector. The project was funded by USAID-Zimbabwe to support and strengthen agribusiness associations within Zimbabwe and assist them to develop their analytical and advocacy capacity, with the ultimate goal of improving the agribusiness […]

By |1st April 2015|Latest News|0 Comments

Exciting Results Anticipated for the Second Business Innovation Facility

The implementation of activities is gathering momentum for the DFID-funded Business Innovation Facility (BIF2). This project follows-on from the first Business Innovation Facility (BIF1) which ran from 2010 – 2013 and provided practical, hands-on advice and technical expertise to support companies to develop or scale up inclusive business models, with Imani Development serving as country manager […]

By |3rd March 2015|Latest News|0 Comments

Project Implementation Starts for the Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund

The Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) is currently in its implementation phase. This competitive facility, through which businesses within Malawi’s agricultural and manufacturing sectors can obtain funding, is jointly managed by Imani Development and Nathan Associates London with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Department for International Development (DFID).
The MICF fund managers have […]

By |18th February 2015|Latest News|0 Comments