Suffyan Koroma (Senior Economist at FAO Regional Office for Africa); Joan Nimarkoh (Policy Officer FAO Regional Office for Africa); Ny You (Agribusiness Economist FAO, Rome); Victor Ogalo (Head of Policy Research and Programmes, Kenya Private Sector Alliance); Boniface Owino (Assistant Policy Analyst, CUTS ARC).
FAO is an intergovernmental organization responsible for achieving food security for all to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. The Regional Office for Africa works at greater focus on high level dialogue and policy formulation in partnership with regional organizations, as well as greater support to the other decentralized offices through closer oversight and support. With its skill-mix technical teams, it makes a point in focusing on country level activities by the multi-disciplinary teams as well as stronger, specific partnerships with the Regional Economic Communities ( Organization website).
Established in 1983 as a voice of the poor to express their developmental needs and aspirations, CUTS International is a leading Southern voice and face of consumer empowerment through its rights-based approach and activities for influencing the process and content of inclusive growth and development (Organization website).
Date of publication: 2017
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Am David Wanga
Trade Information Desk Manager
One Stop Border Post Busia Kenya.
I have over 10 years of International Trade Facilitation and Development experience in Implementation of COMESA/EAC Simplified Trade Regime for Small and Medium size Enterprise (SME) in Eastern Africa.
Data collection on Common commodities traded volumes and values in USD, Public-Private Dialogue; Market Access; Cross Border Traders’ representation; Guide Traders on Customs, Trade and Border Procedures and in filling out relevant forms and filing of the required documents to border agencies; Forming and Structuring Cross Border Trade Associations including women; conflict resolutions and as well as lobbying and advocating for Non-Tariff Barriers to trade and issuing of East African Community simplified certificate of Origin using Simplified Trade Regime (STR) tool.
Participated in key initiatives for Public-Private Sector Partnerships and Strategic Frameworks Development.