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Economic Forum of Ndjamena - January 2011
EMRC was invited by the Chamber of Commerce
& Industry of Chad to contribute to the "Economic Forum of Chad”, organised
in the framework of the 50th
anniversary celebrations. For this occasion, EMRC brought a group of investors, experts in finance &
microfinance, agro industry & trade, technology and commercial agriculture to Chad
Meetings were held with the private sector and the government to discuss practical steps to drive partnerships and investment.
To thank the group, the Prime Minister invited us to a private meeting.
From left to right: Dr. Djimounta Noudjalbaye, Antonio Canhao Veloso, Ny Rado Rafalimanana , Idit Miller, Dr. Arvind Ashta, SEM Emmanuel NADINGAR, Souradj Koulamallah, SE Ahmat Awad Sakine , Jean Dominique Kamba, Dr. Ngartola Tony Ngarbaroum.
EMRC invited to the ITC JAG Meeting
Idit Miller, Vice President and Managing Director of EMRC was invited to attend the 44th annual meeting of the Joint Advisory Group
of the International Trade Centre (ITC) from the 16th to the 17th of December 2010 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
From left to right: Aisha Pouye
, Director of ITC Division of Business and Institutional Support, Idit Miller
from EMRC and Patricia Francis
, Executive Director of the ITC in Switzerland.
EMRC Mission to MaliEMRC were delighted to visit Mali in the first half of August. The mission included a number of visits with both the public and private sector. One of the highlights of the visit was an audience with Prime Minister M. Modibo Sidibé of Mali where EMRC discussed ways in which they could continue to attract investors and partners for Mali's economic drive.
VIDEO: Idit Miller interviewed by ORTM in Mali - extending an invite to Mali to attend the AgriBusiness Forum in Kampala, Uganda
Another highlight was a field visit to catch up with one of the delegates from our Israel Mission in October 2009 Abdoulaye Niang from the Niang Foundation, Mali. A success story to make us proud, after the visit Mr Niang imported Israeli technologies for an impressive agricultural project to be carried out in central Mali. His project includes: rotating solar panels, drip irrigation system, fertilizer systems and net farming !
Click here to see our photostory of the visit on Flickr.
EMRC Visits Rwanda and the DRCEMRC visits Rwanda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo
In the framework of its efforts to further promote South-North
collaboration, EMRC managers rendered a visit, in the last few weeks,
to Rwanda, Kenya (see below) and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they met with decision makers from
the government and the private sector. Discussions revolved around how
to best attract foreign investors and partners to these countries, with
the aim of strengthening the transfer of technology and promoting more
Top Right: Idit Miller and Philippe van Maldeghem meet President Kagame of Rwanda.
Below: President Kagame with participants of the Rwanda Investment Forum
Arthur Levi (Consultant to EMRC) and Caterina Giuliano (EMRC Project Manager) visited Kenya and
Uganda. In Kenya they met with relevant
stakeholders representing different sectors of interest of the AgriBusiness
Forum such as IFC, AECF, KPMG, CNFA, AGRA, USAID, AATF, Equity Bank Technoserve
and more. Everybody was very enthusiastic and interested in finding out more about the AgriBusiness
In Kampala, Arthur and Caterina
participated in the 3rd meeting of the National Organising Committee
of the AgriBusiness Forum 2010. The agenda included a discussion on the
budget, programme and supporting partnerships. EMRC representatives also met with Stanbic
Bank, the WFP, and Madhavani.