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THE 20TH EDITION OF THE ANNUAL EAC SME's TRADE FAIR, GIKONDO EXPO GROUNDS IN KIGALI

Monday, 16th December 2019
THE 20TH EDITION OF THE ANNUAL EAC SME's TRADE FAIR, GIKONDO EXPO GROUNDS IN KIGALI

The 20th Edition of the annual East African Community Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Trade Fair, officially known as #JuaKali #Nguvu #Kazi Exhibition began December 13th to end on the 22nd Dec 2019 at Gikondo Expo Grounds in Kigali.


The trade fair themed “EAC@20: Building EAC through Micro and Small Enterprises jointly organized on a rotational basis by the EAC Secretariat, the East African Confederation of Informal Sector Organisation (EACISO) in collaboration with EAC partner states, brings together artisans from the six partner states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.


It is noted that during the exhibitions, daily symposia will be conducted to build the capacity of the artisans on integration matters and other issues pertinent to the development of their businesses.


Key areas of capacity building that will be covered by the symposium component include: cross border trade; products value addition; standards, quality assurance, metrology and testing; benefits and opportunities of the EAC integration process to SMEs; the bloc’s rules of origin; in addition to small and medium enterprise development and opportunities in the South Sudan.

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