Sustainability through Trade and Tourism
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7. Manufacturing: We have positioned our company to take advantage of the manufacturing opportunities in key African countries. We are geared and focused on areas that manufacturing processes can add value to Africa’s raw products and materials and streamline the intra-continent and international Trade process. Our goal is to provide all the manufacturing and infrastructure from the continent. Our opportunities here are huge. We have aligned ourselves with development agendas of African governments. Our concept works well with at least 30 African countries across a wide range of products.
8. Agriculture: With our One Village at a time program we can take advantage of the 60% of the world Agricultural land that is on the African Continent. Africa has vast lands that are still to be cultivated and production on traditional crops can be intensified. Africa’s population is growing and everyone needs to eat, every single day, and that means that the demand for food will never slow down, but continue to rise, and it does not stop there. The world at large is looking at Africa as a new food basket. Here you have it, this is a powerful trend and doing agribusiness is gaining in popularity across the continent. It is highly profitable and also widely viewed as the best approach to job creation and poverty reduction in Africa. It is a sector that is rapidly growing in many African states that have enough rainfall; having said that, the top promoters of agricultural production and related investment are Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and increasingly Zambia, Congo, and Rwanda.
9. Our African Network: Centre International du Commerce Exterieur du Senegal (CICES), Confederation of Tanzania Industries,Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, Ghana Export Promotion Council, Instituto para a Promocao de Exportacoes (IPEX). Mozambique, Trade Point Libreville. Gabon, Trade Point Lusaka, Trade Point Pretoria, Trade Point Tanzania, Uganda Export Promotion Board, Uganda Manufacturers Association, Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (WESGRO), Zimtrade, International ACP Business Climate, The ACP Business Climate promotes linkages and collaboration among ACP private sector actors and their EU business partners in the formulation and implementation of ACP-EU cooperation at national, sub-regional, regional and global levels;Africa Energy Forum, The Africa Energy Forum is committed to supporting economic development and reducing in Africa through promoting investment in the Continent's power, gas, renewable energy, and water sectors. The forum provides conferences, internet services, and information exchange. Africa Investment Forum promotes investment in Africa's infrastructure sectors (other than energy and water) through conferences and internet services. It also promotes general investment in African countries and regions. African Business Roundtable (ABR),Established in 1989, ABRT is an organization of prominent businessmen and women in Africa who serve as emissaries to the global business community as advocates for business opportunities in Africa.Business Council Europe-Africa-Mediterranean (BCEAM), BCEAM represents more than 1500 European Union firms engaged in economic activity in North Africa and in the sub-Saharan African countries.Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), CIPE is a Washington-based organization that promotes democratic consolidation, private enterprise and market-oriented economic reform around the globe. The Forum on Economic Freedom is the online information service of CIPE.Corporate Council on Africa (CCA). American organization advocating for policies and activities that will enhance business relations between the United States and Africa.East African Social Enterprise Network (EAEN),East Africa Social Enterprise Network (EASEN) is a membership organization committed to the development of the social enterprise sector in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi).Eastern and Southern African Business Organization (ESABO), ESABO is the private sector organization for 24 African countries in the COMESA and SADC regional blocs.G-77 Chambers of Commerce & Industry,Provides links to chambers of commerce in several developing nations.Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs (GAWE), established in 1993, GAWK is the brainchild of a small group of Ghanaian women who recognized the need for women entrepreneurs to become more actively involved in international markets and to advocate for more liberalized policies on trade and investment.International Chamber of Commerce, members from 63 national committees and over 7000 member companies and associations from over 130 countries throughout the world present ICC views to their governments and coordinate with their membership to address the concerns of the business community.International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations,The IFCBA encourages and facilitate co-operation amongst national customs brokerage associations at the international level and facilitates the exchange of information and ideas on matters affecting national customs brokerage associations, Sahel and West Africa Club (OECD), The Club facilitates links between North and South and between public and private sectors.Southern African Development Community (SADC), Official website of the Southern African Development Community.
Sister Cities International, A national membership organization for sister city, county, and state programs in the United States. SCI, represents 1,200 U.S. cities, counties, and states and their 2,100 partners in 125 countries.Southern African Enterprise Network (SAEN), Established in 1998, the national grassroots "Enterprise Network" is composed of entrepreneurs and indigenous corporations interested in cross-border trade and investment in the African private sector.U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce, "A non-profit organization of businesses united to promote trade and investment between the United States and Angola."U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation, representing nearly three miillion companies, 3,000 state and local chambers, 775 business associations and 85 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.U.S. Council for International Business."The United States Council for International Business advances the global interests of American business both at home and abroad. It is the American affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE). As such, it officially represents U.S. business positions both in the main intergovernmental bodies and vis-á-vis foreign business communities and their governments."World Chambers of Commerce Network (WCN), Site includes a worldwide directory of chambers of commerce, World Trade Center Association (WTCA), The World Trade Center Association (WTCA) is the world's largest, private business network, with over 300 center in nearly 100 countries. WTCC has over 400 members and alliances with leading industry associations
10. Intra-African trade: Our focus on setting our Ufumbuzi teams in at least 30 African countries to assist with exports and with intra-African trade is currently growing at a much faster pace. Being aware of the big rise in intra-African trade also opens opportunities for us in regard to logistics and transport, or other services and securities you could provide to actively support intra-African traders and address some of the obstacles they face. We will continue to focus on streamlining imports, exports and intra-African distribution.
Ufumbuzi The Solutions Group - A Network of corporations globally providing a streamlined International Trade process. Our long term goal is to create a global trade movement uniting and empowering African communities around the world. Now with the creation of the Internet the Global African Village is completely connected, a Golden Age or Renaissance for Africans should encompass innovative spiritual collaboration of all our religions/spiritual systems including Economic Activities, African Movies, Vernacular and Literature. Beginning with the Ancient African Historical resurgence of learning based on classical African sources focused on a holistic/circular perspective and other techniques with a strategy for widespread educational reform in business,politics, diplomacy, science intellectual pursuits, social, civic family, and all 9 areas of Human activity. We will use International Trade as the economic vehicle to connect at least 30 African Countries to the U.S., U.K., Canada, South America, Caribbean, and the Global African Diaspora. With this unifying power, we will improve our communities by creating trade centers or Africa Towns all around the world. Our focus will be on infrastructure projects with a strong emphasis on Medical Clinics and Charter schools. We will organize and focus on controlling a percentage of worlds trade through our global network.
Our primary markets are large, medium, and small retail stores and our end user are women from the age of 25 to 70 we keep our eye on the pulse of growing Africa business trends which gives us a huge advantage in the industry. The network we have built allows us to tap right into dynamics on the ground that will accelerate our success:
1. One Village One School At a Time Program:
Part of our One Village program is to build and renovate primary schools in Africa and create Charter schools in the U.S. along with educational improvements in sectors that many African governments are trying to push this forward – Kenya and Angola are two who have repeatedly stated the importance of investment and startup initiatives in these two sectors.
2 International Trade: AGOA is a U.S. trade preference program that applies to more than 120 developing countries. AGOA includes trade and development provisions beyond its duty-free preferences. Oil is consistently the top duty-free U.S. import from AGOA countries accounting for 77% of such imports in 2013. U.S. apparel imports typically face relatively high tariffs but are included in the AGOA preferences giving AGOA countries a competitive advantage over other apparel producers. Still, only a handful of countries, primarily Lesotho, Kenya, and Mauritius, make significant use of the apparel benefits. Apart from apparel and energy products, South Africa accounts for the bulk of U.S. imports under AGOA. As the most economically-advanced country in the region, South Africa also exports a much more diverse range of manufactured goods than other AGOA countries. It is our long-term goal to become the preferred import company for the import shops and commodity wholesalers in the U.S.
3. E-commerce: We will continue to expand our E-commerce platforms www.etradingnetwork.com, www.market-africa.com, and our Ufumbuzi facebook pages. Africa is going through a mobile revolution and an Internet revolution will probably soon kick off. Mastercard can now be used widely across the continent for online payments.
4. Capital Campaign: Africa crowd funding is gaining popularity. One of the most renowned crowd funding platforms is Venture Capital For Africa, VC4A, who have received wide recognition and stakeholder support across the continent. We will continue to utilize Go Fund campaigns, Angel investment forums, venture capital and private investors.
5. Trade Shows, Expos, Festivals: This is a prediction that Ernst & Young made for the continent. Such developments are directly linked to both Africa’s fast growing middle class and our ability to service them and retailers through trade shows, expo's, conferences, festivals and mirco-business and through e-Commerce.
6. Target Demographics: Women from the ages of 25 to 70 is our primary end user market. A key aspect of our business is empowering women in Africa and the Diaspora. Our focus on women owned businesses in African and the US and Diaspora and our product focus and services that are uniquely tailored to the needs of women. The social equality and social inclusion of women is high on the agenda – just look at the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) that many governments are now keen to meet.