African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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    • Robert Masumbuko, African Development Bank Benin Country Manager, explained that the workshop aimed to help Beninese small and medium textile enterprises enhance their structure
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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Benin: African Development Bank, government and stakeholders explore strategies to boost the textile sector

The aim was to understand the needs and expectations of the textile manufacturing ecosystem and to incorporate local actors into value chains for mass-production of textiles

The African Development Bank Group's ( country office in Benin held a workshop on the challenges facing the country’s textile industry and how to build the capacity of stakeholders to develop value chains. The workshop drew fabric producers, dyers, stylists, designers, embroiderers, seamstresses, consumers, support function professionals, and value chain…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

President El-Sisi Reviews Plans to Develop Egypt's Textile Industries Sector

President El-Sisi stressed the importance of optimizing the utilization of state-owned assets, in keeping with recent global developments in the areas of industry, marketing and management

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, Minister of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities Dr. Assem El-Gazzar, Minister of Public Business Sector Eng. Mahmoud Esmat, President’s Advisor for Urban Planning Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed and President's Advisor for Financial Affairs Major General Mohamed Amin. The…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil |

The new Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Brazil presents copies of his credentials to the Secretary-General

Brazil and Zimbabwe have a partnership in technical cooperation

The new Ambassador of Zimbabwe, Meshack Kitchen, presented copies of his credentials to the Secretary-General Ambassador Maria Laura da Rocha. Brazil and Zimbabwe have a partnership in technical cooperation, in particular in the cotton and livestock sectors.

Source: China Daily Telegraph |

Keqiao Forum was held in Shaoxing to advance dissemination of Belt & Road stories

Keqiao, which is home to China Textile City and enjoys a global reputation as a textile trade hub, has seen its export up 25.9 percent year on year to 96.67 billion yuan

Some 150 participants shared their views on better dissemination of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) stories at the "2022 New Silk Road Story Exchange Keqiao Forum" on Nov.15 and Nov.16 in Keqiao District of Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province. Keqiao, which is home to China Textile City and enjoys a global…

Source: Braintree |

Shift to online driving retail transformation in South Africa (SA) and beyond (By Heath Huxtable)

Beyond eCommerce, factors driving change include mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, etc

By Heath Huxtable, Executive Head at Braintree ( The demise of physical stores has long been talked about, and the idea seemed to gain momentum during the lockdowns that pushed more shoppers online. While the end hasn’t arrived, changes in customer behaviour mean that retailers now must have an online…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Egypt Host a Panel Discussion on Cotton Traceability and Resilience During COP27

Panel Discussion Showcased Economic Potential of Promoting Sustainable Textile and Cotton Sector in Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa

On the sidelines of the ongoing 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm el Sheikh, the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (, a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), organized a joint session with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Egypt titled ‘Egyptian and…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Calling Fashion Stakeholders: New Consultation Set to Define Holistic and Concrete Targets for a Net-Positive Industry

The Fashion Industry Target Consultation will aim to identify and converge existing industry-aligned targets, according to the five priorities of the Fashion CEO Agenda

Today, at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that they have partnered to launch the Fashion Industry Target Consultation – seeking public input on cohesive and measurable fashion industry impact targets. The Fashion Industry Target Consultation will aim to…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda Eyes World Silk Market as Supply Drops

The committee was taken through the process of silk process by the scientists led by Clet Wandui Masiga the Principal Investigator for sericulture projects in Uganda

Uganda has the opportunity to graduate from subsistence to commercial farming in some strategic sectors like silk production to become one of the leading suppliers. This was revealed to members of the Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation during a field visit to sericulture farms in Bulambuli and Kween districts…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Young designers from Tunisia at Who’s Next trade fair

The GTEX/MENATEX Programme has enabled the participating Tunisian companies to gain new references and consequently improve their brands

ITC brings young Tunisian designers to Paris's leading international fashion trade show in Paris For the first time, three young Tunisian companies in the textile and clothing sector participated in the Who's Next trade fair, the leading international trade fair in Europe of ready-to-wear, fashion and accessories, in September, at…

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World Cotton Day: Celebrating the Role of Cotton in Global Development While Calling for Developing the Crop More Sustainably

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu calls for bold action to transform the cotton sector

Innovation is essential to grow cotton sustainably, a crop that is key to global development, QU Dongyu Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today on the occasion of   World Cotton Day. At a global event hosted by FAO to mark World Cotton Day,…