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13/05/2015 - A roundtable comprising trade experts in the public and private sectors met in Nairobi, Kenya, recently to discuss the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) as a catalyst to Africa’s economic development.

Categories: Regional Integration, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Africa Trade Fund, Partnerships


10/04/2015 - The Africa Trade Fund (AfTra) will support the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI), in providing and disseminating critical European market information to African exporters. The market information, which is produced and periodically updated by CBI makes it easier for African exporters and Business Support Organizations to identify business opportunities in more than 25 European market sectors.

Categories: Africa Trade Fund


09/12/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have joined forces to produce an Africa Regional Integration Index.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Regional Integration, Africa Trade Fund


11/11/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Liberia, represented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), on November 5, 2013 in Monrovia, launched the “Programme of Assistance to Trade Support Institutions in Liberia” (PATSIL), to push the country’s agenda for sustainable growth and regional integration through trade.

Categories: Liberia, Regional Integration, Africa Trade Fund, Information & Communication Technology, Economic & Financial Governance


08/11/2013 - A delegation from the African Development Bank led by Moono Mupotola, Division Manager, Regional Integration and Trade (ONRI), and Freddie Kwesiga, Resident Representative in Zambia, and comprised of Zambia Country Office, ONRI and Southern Africa Regional Resource Centre officials participated in the inauguration of two Bank-financed trade-related projects, namely: the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme (TCBP) and the COMESA Trading for Peace Project.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Regional Integration, Aid for Trade Trust Fund, Africa Trade Fund


30/10/2013 - There is a lot to tell about the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) role in Africa’s regional integration. Moono Mupotola, who, for the past four years, has pulled out all stops to deliver on the Bank’s vision in this area, says: “There is a wealth of ideas on how to integrate and boost intra-African trade and there is no need to re-invent the wheel.”

Categories: South Africa, Economic & Financial Governance, Regional Integration, Africa Trade Fund, NEPAD, Infrastructure & Regional Integration


09/10/2013 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is pleased to announce the first call for proposals of the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra). Award amounts shall range from 50,000 USD to 1,000,000 USD per project.

Categories: Canada, Africa Trade Fund, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Regional Integration, Civil Society


17/04/2013 - The African Development Bank has approved two loans totalling USD 232.5 million for the 157.5-kilometre road project from Arusha to Holili in Tanzania, and Taveta to Voi in Kenya, in an effort to reduce the cost of transport and enhance access to agricultural inputs, larger markets and social services within the East Africa Community.

Categories: Tanzania, Kenya, Transport, Infrastructure, Africa Trade Fund, Board of Directors


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