Kenya

Weekly Update: Multiregional

HIGHLIGHTS
Founder of CIPE partner the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) Selima Ahmad wins 2014 Oslo Business for Peace Award; CIPE leads training program on leadership for students in Azerbaijan; CIPE organizes a focus group meeting on value chain compliance practices in Pakistan

Weekly Update: Africa

Nigeria – CIPE partner the Nasarawa Coalition of Business and Professional Associations (NACOBPA) organized a business forum in Lafia for members. They discussed the findings of a field survey NACOBPA recently conducted on reforming the tax administration in Nasarawa state. As a result, they formed a draft policy position paper that will be used in future engagement with public sector officials on tax issues affecting the state’s business environment.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE partner launches Ethiopian Chamber Academy; CIPE leads coalition-building and advocacy training workshop for the Young Entrepreneurs Association in Jordan; CIPE KnowHow mentor visits mentee association in Kenya

Weekly Update: Africa

Ethiopia – CIPE Field Representative Hailemelekot Asfaw traveled to Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) in Southern Ethiopia to meet with the SNNPR Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association, the City Chambers of Hawassa and Dilla, and the SNNPR Women’s Entrepreneurs Association. Asfaw met with the leaders of each association to discuss common business challenges and the formation of a region-wide business coalition to work on a Regional Business Agenda (RBA).

Weekly Update: Africa

Nigeria – CIPE Program Officer Erica Poff and CIPE Program Coordinator Desmond Irabor met with selected member-associations of the CIPE-supported coalition of women’s business associations. The visits allowed CIPE's team to engage both the leadership and members of these associations on various issues, including association governance and advocacy.

Weekly Update: Africa

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.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

HIGHLIGHTS
CIPE Egypt Director speaks on panel on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); CIPE policy roundtable on the National Television of Afghanistan; CIPE participates in Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs East Africa Conference on Entrepreneurship

Weekly Update: Africa

Kenya – CIPE consultants Ben Kiragu and Mark Oxley met with the newly elected board of the Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT) to discuss the organization’s vision under the new leadership. In addition, the CIPE consultants conducted four focus groups, each with ten of KENASVIT’s small business members, in Nakuru, Nyeri, Machakos, and Nairobi to discuss what services members desire from the national organization.

Weekly Update: Africa

Ethiopia – The Advisory Board representing CIPE’s program in Ethiopia met with the Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) to discuss EAA’s training, leadership, and management programs. CIPE is supporting the development of a chamber and non-profit management and education program, called the Chamber Academy, with the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (ECCSA).

Weekly Update: Asia

Kenya – CIPE partner the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) facilitated a meeting in Nakuru between the County Assembly Finance Committee and 12 representatives of the flower sector to address taxes for agriculture products. Members of the flower sector submitted a proposal on their concern that if new taxes are introduced at the County level, they will duplicate taxes paid to the federal government’s Horticulture Development Agency. The Committee agreed to study the proposal.

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