Myth vs reality WHICH PATHWAYS FOR AGRICULTURE

The world faces very significant changes over the next few decades to produce the volume and quality of nutritious food to feed a global population heading for 10 billion people. Africa has embarked on a process of economic transformation. This process has seen solid and sustained growth over a decade, but it has been uneven…

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Project opportunities for our belgian exporters

The World Bank recently declared Kenya to be a middle-income country and it aims to be an industrialised country by 2030, for which the government developed the well-known ‘Kenya Vision 2030’. Our goal is not to explain the plan in detail, for which we refer to the official site www.vision2030.go.ke , but to highlight some…

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Project opportunities for our Belgium exporters

The World Bank recently declared Kenya to be a middle-income country and it aims to be an industrialised country by 2030, for which the government developed the well-known ‘Kenya Vision 2030’. Our goal is not to explain the plan in detail, for which we refer to the official site www.vision2030.go.ke , but to highlight some…

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Kenya, the leader of eastern Africa

Kenya is the leading economy in East and Central Africa with strong growth prospects supported by an emerging urban middle class and an increasing appetite for high-value goods and services. Its strategic location and its well-developed business infrastructure make it a natural choice for investors and many international firms have made it their regional hub.…

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Belgian Economic Mission to Kenya November 2017*

*Mission also to Uganda   The Belgian Trade Agencies – BIE, FIT, AWEX and the CBL-ACP will conduct a business mission to Uganda & Kenya on the 25th of November 2017. The mission will have a triple focus: AgroFood – Construction – Energy 1. Agri-Business in Kenya Agriculture and its allied services are at the…

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Kenya is the gateway to Africa

Head of Mission at the Kenyan Embassy in Brussels H.E. Ambassador Johnson Weru is accredited to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Union. His mandate includes furthering Kenya’s national interests, in partnership with other member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Amb. Weru is…

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Focus Kenya : Editorial

ACP, unity in diversity Kenya, South Africa and Cuba, three countries at the focal point of this issue; three countries also belonging to a group formed by the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, numbering 79 in totall. What unites these ACP countries is the common ambition of  sustainable development and a gradual…

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World Bank’s update on new procurement framework 

  Updates on World Bank’s New Procurement Framework It has been now since one year that the World Bank’s New Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects are in force in order to deliver better development results. Further experiences can be shared in meantime related to the focus on the end to end procurement cycle considering:…

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Nouvelle loi sur la sous-traitance

Hubert André-Dumont Avocat associé, McGuireWoods LLP, Bruxelles Une loi tendant à régler la sous-traitance dans le secteur privé a été adoptée récemment en République Démocratique du Congo (ci-après la «Loi») et est entrée en vigueur dès le 17 mars 2017 (avec une période transitoire d’un an). La Loi vise à fixer «les règles applicables à…

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Interviews – Mission Togo Bénin

Interview du représentant de la CBL-ACP, Jacques Nyssen 1. Quelles sont vos impressions concernant la mission au Togo & au Bénin ? La participation des sociétés belges (29 sociétés, +/- 40 personnes) m’a impressionnée. Cela montre un intérêt sous-estimé pour des pays discrets et méconnus par le grand public mais appréciés par les acteurs économiques…

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