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Africa Finance Corporation’s year of impact sees major expansion of projects and investment

Underpinning robust growth in earnings and total assets, AFC successfully navigating the global geopolitical, inflationary and debt distress challenges of 2023 to implement critical infrastructure projects across multiple sectors

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricaFC.org), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has announced its most impactful year to date, with unprecedented expansion of projects and investments spanning energy, transportation, mining, food, textiles and climate resilience. Underpinning robust growth in earnings and total assets, AFC successfully navigating the global geopolitical, inflationary and…

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    • The Gaziantep Carpet Fair, which will unite the leading companies in the carpet industry, is set to be hosted by the Tüyap Exhibitions Group in collaboration with the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce from May 28 to 31, 2024, at the Gaziantep Middle East Fair Center (OFM) in Türkiye
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The Gaziantep Carpet Fair, which will unite the leading companies in the carpet industry, is set to be hosted by the Tüyap Exhibitions Group in collaboration with the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce from May 28 to 31, 2024, at the Gaziantep Middle East Fair Center (OFM) in Türkiye

It will feature a wide range of products including machine-made carpets, rugs, mats, prayer rugs, textile floor coverings (wall-to-wall), fibres, yarns, textiles, as well as textile machinery and accessories

Gaziantep, known as the capital of the carpet sector in Türkiye, is gearing up to host the Gaziantep Carpet Fair for the first time this year, organized by the Tüyap Exhibitions Group (www.Tuyap.com). The event, in collaboration with the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the Gaziantep Middle…

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World Trade Organization and FIFA reaffirm commitment to Cotton-4 plus African countries

FIFA’s partnership with WTO is playing a part to promote sustainable development via the global football economy, with a specific focus on the C4+ cotton-producing countries in Africa

Special event organised around the 13th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi; FIFA President commits to introduce C4+ products into FIFA (www.FIFA.com) programmes;WTO Director-General stresses that it is a must for Africa to tap into the global football economy. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stressed the importance of FIFA’s…

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino (www.FIFA.com) has stressed the importance of FIFA’s partnership with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in delivering on actions that provide real impact in improving lives and livelihoods in West Africa and committed to using products from Cotton-4 plus (C4+) in FIFA programmes. Coinciding with the FIFA…

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Egypt - Revolutionizing fashion education: The power of partnerships, tech, and digitization

The Global Textiles and Clothing Programme (GTEX) and its related work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENATEX) supports small and medium-sized enterprises

The Fashion and Design Center (FDC) is an integral part of Egypt's Ministry of Trade and Industry. FDC has undergone a remarkable transformation, enhancing its operational prowess and service offerings through strategic planning and guidance from the GTEX/MENATEX programme. Global connections for enhanced learning FDC's evolution began by fostering partnerships…

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Tunisia - From local success to global impact: Groupe International de Lingerie's (GIL) textile journey

The pivotal chapter in GIL's narrative unfolded in 2018, when it started working with the GTEX/MENATEX programme at the International Trade Centre (ITC)

In the face of global competition, Tunisia is emerging as a key supplier for international textile and apparel brands. Explore GIL's successful transition to European markets through the GTEX/MENATEX programme. Groupe International de Lingerie (GIL) began in 1988 as a family-owned venture that worked as a subcontractor for makers of…

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Workshop advances textile circular economy and legislative reforms

The workshop aimed to raise awareness among academic institutions regarding their role in the textile and apparel ecosystem

Textile and apparel enterprises from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia converged in Casablanca for a workshop on textile circularity. They looked at upcoming legislative reforms in the global textile and apparel trade, as they work towards fostering sustainable business opportunities. The workshop, organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC) under…

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Egypt: Transforming Dreams into Reality: Esperanza's Journey with Global Textiles and Clothing Programme (GTEX)/Middle East and North Africa (MENATEX)

The GTEX/MENATEX programme is funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of the Swiss Confederation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), focusing on six priority countries (Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Tunisia)

In the pulsing heart of Egypt, where fashion intertwines with ambition, Esperanza, under the visionary leadership of Mohammad Magdy, stands as a beacon of inclusive entrepreneurship. Magdy, the Executive Director of Esperanza, recently shared his insights during the "Jobs through Trade and Investment: Boosting Employment in the Southern Mediterranean" event…

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United Nations Women programming supports refugees worldwide

UN Women facilitates displaced women’s access to training, livelihood opportunities, and leadership positions

UN Women works around the world with local partners and other UN agencies, including UNHCR, to ensure that programming for refugees takes gender into account, enhancing women’s leadership and self-reliance in displacement settings. UN Women facilitates displaced women’s access to training, livelihood opportunities, and leadership positions. During the recent Global…

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    • The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) Fosters Trade Development in Africa with the Signing of Two Key Agreements at Intra Africa Trade Fair (IATF) 2023
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The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) Fosters Trade Development in Africa with the Signing of Two Key Agreements at Intra Africa Trade Fair (IATF) 2023

Agreements aim to accelerate Economic Growth and Establish a Platform for the Exchange of Knowledge and Capacity-building in Africa

The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program, a multi-donor, inter-regional program, has signed two agreements aimed at fostering sustainable growth and development on the sidelines of the Intra Africa Trade Fair 2023 in Cairo, Egypt. Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, the CEO of ITFC, Acting CEO of ICD, and Secretary General of…