eC2: Trade Finance Training- East Africa

Deadline: 18-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)trade-LPI-fishing-ship-container-docker

FIG AS is looking to recruit an experienced consultant to roll out a Trade Finance training program that will be developed based on that developed under IFCs Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP). The objective of the capacity building program is to: (i) upgrade skills in structuring both basic and complex trade finance transactions; (ii) improve knowledge in the ICC trade finance publications as well as trade finance risk mitigation techniques; (iii) upgrade operational and technical product skills of trade finance back offices; and (iv)transfer current international best practices in trade finance to local markets (v) guide the team to grow trade business i.e. target and penetrate trade rich segments. The program will be rolled out to 100 staff in 4 sessions of a maximum of 4 days per week.

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Everest Energy at the SEforALL Forum in NYC

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Everest Energy shared its exciting new approach to increase the use of Renewable Energy in developing countries with global leaders at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum. The theme of the Forum was “Going Further, Faster – Together” and it was structured as a marketplace of ideas to broker new partnerships, spur investment and drive action towards sustainable energy and realizing Sustainable Development Goal 7. With its new financing tools and its recently launched partnership in East Africa, Everest Energy has a role to play.

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eC2: Study on Payment Infrastructure in East Africa

Deadline: 09-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Cross-border payments in East Africa comprise a significant and growing part of regional banknotes_640GDP. Agriculture related cross-border transactions alone surpass 60 million transactions and USD 900 million in the region annually. USAID estimates that 95% these transactions are made through the physical exchange of cash. The total size of the informal payments sector in the region remains unknown. However, the types of solutions available for cross-border transactions are becoming more varied. Person to Person (P2P) remittances through digital financial services already account for USD 1.3 billion per year within East Africa.

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East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project – Additional financing

The development objective of the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project for Africa is to establish a network of efficient, high quality, accessible public health laboratories for the diagnosis and surveillance of tuberculosis and other communicable diseases.

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The $50 million additional financing (AF) for Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda will assist to: (a) scale up successful activities to additional facilities in cross border areas, further expanding geographic coverage; and (b) broaden and deepen the range of interventions to be funded Continue reading