In this edition:
  • Lively Debate on Clean Energy Production in Zambia: Roundtable on REFIT
  • Making Standards Stick: A Workshop in Malawi
  • HUB DIGEST--National Single Window: A Refresher Course on a Crucial Trade Facilitation Tool
  • Our People: Mpho Rabasimane
  • Our People: Osadi Magnolia Kebasitile

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source africaWith the support of the USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub since its inception in 2013, Source Africa has grown into an important annual pan-African textile, clothing, footwear and fashion accessory trade event. 

Mark Wilt (sixth from left) and Bill Benjamin (far right) from USAID observe the issuing of the first ever warehouse receipt in the history of MozambiqueUSAID/Southern Africa Regional Economic Growth Office Director, Mark Wilt, and USAID’s Feed the Future Coordinator and Agriculture Team Leader, Bill Benjamin, were on hand to witness Cargill issuing the first ever warehouse receipt in the history of Mozambique through the Warehouse Receipt System developed in conjunction with the Trade Hub.

Anneline Kanthambi, Assistant Registrar of the High Court of Malawi, Prof. William Kosar, Trade Hub Senior Legal Advisor, Justice F.E. Kapanga, Justice of Appeal, High Court of Malawi, Chris Likomwa, MRA Legal Services Manager, Stuart Millen, Trade Hub Malawi National Single Window Advisor, Anthony Chungu, MRA Legal CounselUSAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub visited Malawi from June 8-12, 2015, to work with the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) to establish a technical working group to conduct the legal review for the Malawi National Single Window (NSW).

Deputy Mission Director Littleton TazewellUSAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, in partnership with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), sponsored a two-day workshop entitled Exchange on Good Regulatory Practices in collaboration with the SADC Secretariat. The workshop, held in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 1-2, 2015, provided a platform for SADC and US experts on standards and technical regulations to exchange views and experiences on GRPs. 

Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy Winnie StewartUSAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub is assisting the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland with the development of a Renewable Energy and Independent Power Producer Policy (IPP) and Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment. The policy is intended to guide and expand the role of the private sector in developing the country’s renewable energy sources and diversify the supply and nature of energy production.

Pursuasive Communications Training for Women Entrepreneurs in ZambiaUSAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub developed a two-day Persuasive Communication and Negotiation Training for women business owners and entrepreneurs in Southern Africa in collaboration with renowned persuasive communications expert Dr. Barbara Tannenbaum, whose clients include Microsoft, Google, and high profile American politicians.

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