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Nigeria– As a result of CIPE supported capacity building, the Association of Nigerian Business Women Network (ANBWN) held its first general meeting. Eighteen people attended the meeting representing 14 association members. Some of the issues discussed included registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission and sustainability through a dues system.

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Cote d'Ivoire - Le Reseau des Organisasions Patronales des Petits et Moyens Enterprises (ROPPME, or Network of Employer Organizations of Small and Medium Enterprises) met in Abidjan for a three-day workshop on coalition management and advocacy. CIPE consultants Yao Koukou Ronsard and Carmen Stanila, with support of Program Officer Erica Poff and Program Assistant Henry LaGue, led training sessions on how to manage and structure an advocacy coalition.

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Africa Weekly Updates

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Africa Weekly Updates

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Ethiopia - Twenty-five participants representing city chambers and women entrepreneurial and sector-based associations participated in a training program to develop a regional business agenda (RBA) in Hawassa. The program was hosted by CIPE, along with implementing partner Precise Consult and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations, the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), and the International Finance Corporation.

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Kenya - The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) attended a stakeholder forum in Mombasa to discuss the county’s 2014 Finance Bill; proposed tax streams are a key interest for the private sector. KAM representatives also attended a stakeholder forum in Kiambu to advocate for tax policy reform and the necessity of submitting the Bill for public input. CIPE is supporting KAM and a coalition of 56 business associations to advocate for policy reforms at the county level.

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Kenya - CIPE partner the Kenya Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT) attended a conference organized by the Organization of Africa Trade Union Unity on issues faced by informal sector workers. Representatives from 15 African countries attended the forum and discussed issues such as advocating the Kenyan government to implement the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) Act, which provides a framework for MSE promotion, development, and regulation.

Democracy in Action: International Day of Democracy

In recognition of International Day of Democracy on September 15, this issue of Democracy in Action focuses on CIPE’s efforts around the world to support and expand democratic governance. Between free and fair elections, citizens need avenues to participate in decision making, stay informed, and hold government accountable for its performance. Many democracies are facing pressure to deliver citizens’ needs for social services and economic opportunity. Read more…

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