AfDB concludes pioneering training for USA-based African foreign missions in export and investment promotion
In fulfilment of its capacity-building mandate and in a quest promote increased US-Africa trade and investment, the African Development Bank’s NEPAD, Regional Integration and Trade Department (ONRI) and the African Development Institute (EADI) collaborated in a four-day training workshop for USA-based African foreign missions on trade and investment promotion activities in the USA.
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.
The African Development Bank the African Union Commission (AUC) and Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) presented preliminary data on the Africa Regional Integration Index to the 8th AU-ECA Conference of Ministers. The three institutions have collected data on 28 indicators for almost the entire continent. Data on almost 50 indicators have also been collected for the seven pilot countries whose national statistical focal points received training in Novemb
The Technical Review Committee of the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra) at its meeting on February 13, 2015 in Abidjan, approved funding worth more than US $1.4 million for four projects that will support trade development in Africa.
On 18 and 19 September, the African Development Bank, in collaboration with the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland, organised a stakeholder validation workshop on the recently developed Swaziland Aid for Trade Strategy and Action Matrix. The framework document was developed with funding from the Africa Trade Fund.