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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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Ethiopia - CIPE partner the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectorial Associations (ECCSA) organized the 7th Ethio-Chamber International Fair at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Center on November 6. Hundreds of local and international companies exhibited their products and services to the public. CIPE Representative Hailemelekot Asfaw attended the opening ceremony that included Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Minister of Communication and Information Technology Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael.

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Multiregional Weekly Updates

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Calls for anti-corruption action in Nigeria reach highest levels of government; CIPE Ukraine analysis of political party promises helps private sector make informed voting choices; Entrepreneurship Cafes launch in Lebanon

Africa Weekly Updates

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Multiregional Weekly Updates

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CIPE partner supports entrepreneurship initiatives in Bahrain; the private sector progresses solutions to security challenges in Nigeria; CIPE fosters women’s entrepreneurship through mentorships in Nicaragua

Africa Weekly Updates

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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.

Weekly Report: Multiregional

HIGHLIGHTS
CIPE hosts workshop on private sector participation in elections in Nigeria; CIPE-supported advocacy efforts achieve results in Ukraine; youth entrepreneurship group in Egypt hosts seminar to develop policy recommendations on education

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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