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AfCFTA Prospects for UK investors
We invited Director of ODI's International Economic Development Group Dr Dirk Willem te Velde to share his insights on UK trade investment in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area ( AfCFTA) with our host Rumbidzai Venge. The discussion is centered on the ODI publication titled Africa’s economic integration and prospects for UK investors, which he co-authored.
You can access the publication here
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Success Conditions for AfCFTA Implementation
In this episode, Cynthia Nyam from the DevDispatch hosts Trade Policy, Regional Integration and Digital Economy expert Beru Lilako, and Trade Law and Policy Advisor for GIZ Ethiopia and Djibouti, Biruh Gemeda Gage, to break down the report titled Conditions for Success in the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement by AUDA-NEPAD.
On Success Conditions for AfCFTA Implementation, they discuss:
Political LeadershipTariffs under the AfCFTA Harmonizing with RECs and the WTOMonitoring and Measuring the AfCFTA for Successful Implementation.
You can access the full report here
Discussion on the Trade and Environment Review 2021.
In this episode, SADC Trade Facilitation expert Tshengi Ndlovu, Country Engagement Specialist for Anglophone-Africa at the NDC-Partnership John Kasiita Ssemulema and International Trade Analyst and Development Economist, Eugene Schneider Ornella Jernigan -episode moderator- discuss UNCTAD's Trade and Environment Review 2021 focusing on Trade-climate readiness for developing countries.
You can access the report at: https://bit.ly/3JULaGx
AfCFTA Protocol on trade in Goods/SMEs and youth episode
On 1 January 2021, trading under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) took effect. The Protocol on the Trade in Goods is aimed at creating a liberalised single market for the free flow of goods within the African continent but SMEs have are struggling to understand what the Agreement means to them.
In this episode, Ivan Ojakol, a legal consultant at LECTRAD-Africa (Uganda) and Juliet Aigbe, owner, creative head, T. V Chef, Bakery and Sugarcraft Coach at Cakeflair (Nigeria), breakdown the Articles in the #AfCFTA's Protocol on Trade in Goods and discuss how each of them relates to African SMEs. Listen if you are an SME owner with questions about the AfCFTA's Protocol on Trade in Goods, how it affects you and how you can position yourself to take advantage of the trade agreement. This episode was recorded on 13 March 2021.
Episode 4: Review of the "2020 World Youth Report on Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda to youth development in Africa."
In this episode, Violette Uwamutara, Regional Advisor Africa for Digital Opportunity Trust Rwanda and Emmanuel Ametepey, Executive Director of Youth Advocates Ghana, reviewed and contextualised the 2020 World Youth Report on Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda to youth development in Africa.
Taking from the content of the report, discussions centered around the role of the youth in achieving the SDGs, the opportunities and barriers faced by young social entrepreneurs and the role of technology in fostering innovation and creating a favorable environment for the youth to operate in.
You can access the report at: https://bit.ly/33wtdKG