Source: Council of the European Union |

European Peace Facility: Council adopts assistance measures in support of the Beninese Armed Forces

Through this assistance, the Beninese Armed Forces will be equipped with a multipurpose military aircraft, and their medical capacities and land medical evacuation capabilities will be strengthened

The Council today adopted an assistance measure worth €5 million under the European Peace Facility to provide the Beninese Armed Forces (Forces Armées Béninoises) with military equipment to meet their operational requirements and pre-deployment training needs. This decision comes on top of two other new assistance measures, worth €25 million and €5 million, adopted on 21 May…

Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ)
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    • Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) is exporting the first batch of 80,000 ready-to-wear garments “Made in Benin” for the french brand KIABI (2)
    • Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) is exporting the first batch of 80,000 ready-to-wear garments “Made in Benin” for the french brand KIABI (3)
    • Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) is exporting the first batch of 80,000 ready-to-wear garments “Made in Benin” for the french brand KIABI (4)
    • Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) is exporting the first batch of 80,000 ready-to-wear garments “Made in Benin” for the french brand KIABI (5)
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    • Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) is exporting the first batch of 80,000 ready-to-wear garments “Made in Benin” for the french brand KIABI (7)
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Source: Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) |

Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) is exporting the first batch of 80,000 ready-to-wear garments “Made in Benin” for the french brand KIABI

This initiative demonstrates Benin's capacity to meet international market requirements and uphold high standards of quality

Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) (www.GDIZ-Benin.com) is proud to announce its inaugural export of "Made in Benin" garments to Europe. This first consignment, destined for the prestigious French brand KIABI, comprises 80,000 meticulously crafted children’s leggings. KIABI, renowned for its chain of stores offering clothing and accessories for women, men, children,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Meeting between State Minister for Foreign Affairs TSUJI Kiyoto and H.E.Mr. Romuald WADAGNI, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Benin

On July 5, commencing at 10:00 a.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. TSUJI Kiyoto, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Romuald WADAGNI, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Benin. The overview of the meeting is as follows. At the outset, State Minister…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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“Light drives development!”: Electricity supply to Sèmè-Kpodji in Benin means Fatima Hounkanrin can keep her shop open till late at night

A second goal is to improve the quality of electricity supply and reduce energy wastage – estimated at 23 percent in 2015 – in the Electricity Corporation of Benin’s sub-transmission networks

Night has fallen on Sèmè-Kpodji, a lively town on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, in south-east Benin. Many of the city’s residents are still busy working, including Fatima Hounkanrin, 30, who runs a small shop selling tomatoes, pepper, soap, drinks and other household goods. Thanks to new street-lighting in…

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Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) Signs Joint Declaration with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Backs Cotton Partnership at World Trade Organization's (WTO) Aid-for-Trade Global Review

The partnership will focus on constructing regional hubs for sustainable textiles to boost trade competitiveness and spur economic development within Africa’s cotton sectors

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricaFC.org), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has signed a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to enhance sustainable industrialisation and committed to support the 'Partenariat pour le coton' initiative, which seeks to enhance Africa’s role within the global textile and apparel…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

3rd India - Benin Foreign Office Consultations (FOC)

Discussions were focused on further promoting developmental cooperation and capacity building in the spirit of South-South cooperation

The third round of Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between India and Benin was held on 24-25 June 2024 in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Sevala Naik Mude, Additional Secretary (C&WA) and the Beninese delegation was led by Frank Armel Afoukou, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Organizes Regional Workshop on Energy Efficiency Initiatives and Sustainable Energy Data Collection in Cotonou

This workshop holds special significance as it coincides with the period that ECREEE will be observing its 14th anniversary

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is pleased to announce a landmark 5-day regional workshop on “Energy Efficiency Initiatives and Sustainable Energy Data Collection” from July 24 – 28, 2024, in Cotonou, Benin. This pivotal event is organized in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale…

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Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announce the Winners from Benin for their Media Awards to break Infertility Stigma, Support Girl Education and Diabetes- Hypertension Awareness

Merck Foundation is additionally rewarding the winners by providing them with one year access of an online educational training program called ‘MasterClass’

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announced the Winners of Merck Foundation Africa Media Recognition “More Than a Mother” Awards 2023 and “Diabetes and Hypertension” Awards 2023 from Benin. Winners from the rest of the Africa were also announced, in partnership with African First Ladies, the…

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Benin Joins 16 other Countries to Accede to the Establishment Agreement for Afreximbank’s Impact Investment Subsidiary, Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA)

The onboarding of new Members expands the reach of FEDA’s interventions and reflects the Fund’s unwavering commitment to its mandate of providing long-term capital to African economies

The Republic of Benin has become the latest African nation to accede to the Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), the impact investment subsidiary of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (https://www.Afreximbank.com/). With Benin's accession to the FEDA Establishment Agreement, the total number of participating African countries has risen to 17,…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Benin: Climate adaptation efforts necessary for sustainable and resilient growth

Benin should prioritize partnerships with the private sector and the financing of climate investments, as the long-term benefits outweigh the costs

According to the second edition of the Benin Economic Update Report, achieving sustainable and resilient economic growth in the coming decades will depend on efforts to adapt and finance climate investments.   Titled Adapting to climate change for sustainable, resilient economic growth, the first part of the report analyzes recent economic developments…