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Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Roadmap Launched

By |8th March 2017|

Commissioned by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), with support from the Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Imani Development has delivered a roadmap for innovation-led growth in the Scottish Aquaculture Sector, entitled “Scottish Aquaculture: A view to 2030”. The publication follows a six-month scoping study involving desk research, two datasets from the SAIC biennial event in […]

Meeting with COMESA on CBT

By |27th February 2017|

Imani Development has been contracted by the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) to develop a regional support programme for Small-Scale Cross-Border Trade. In order to better assess the priorities of key stakeholders of the intended programme, Director of Imani Development (International) Limited, Dr. Nicholas Charalambides traveled to Lusaka, Zambia, to facilitate a discussion […]

EIB MSME Conference – Supporting Growth of MSMEs in Zambia

By |5th December 2016|

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 […]

South Sudan’s Accession to the East African Community

By |3rd October 2016|

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 […]

We’ve Moved! New Cape Town Office Location

By |9th March 2016|

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 […]

DFID Launches New Website for its Business Innovation Facility

By |4th August 2015|

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 […]

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

By |27th July 2015|

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 […]

Imani Develops Handbook for Sustainable Coffee Production in Malawi

By |18th June 2015|

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 […]

Tripartite Summit Paves the Way for the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

By |18th June 2015|

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 […]

Boosting Agricultural Competitiveness through Private Sector in Zimbabwe

By |1st April 2015|

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 […]