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Global Shea Alliance holds first-ever event in North America

Friday, May 31 2013

Joe Lamport

The use of shea in products across the U.S. has only increased in recent years, but the industry has never collectively reached out to buyers of shea in the country. That changed in May when the USAID Trade Hub-supported Global Shea Alliance held its inaugural North American shea conference in New York City.

 

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Ghanaian shea stakeholders advocate for a greater say in pricing mechanisms

Friday, May 31 2013

Craig Duncan

Ghanaian members of the shea industry have met to discuss their plans to advocate for greater stakeholder involvement in the regulation of shea prices in Ghana, through the establishment of an intra-professional body to influence floor pricing mechanisms.

At a meeting in Tamale in May organized by the Global Shea Alliance and funded by the multilateral development fund BUSAC, members of Shea Network Ghanamet with stakeholders and representatives of partners including SNV Netherlands Development Organization and Oxfam, to discuss issues facing the Ghanaian shea industry.

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UN Women initiative prepares new knowledge-sharing platform for women worldwide

Friday, May 31 2013

Anna Falth, UN Women

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is a newly-established UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, and one of the participants in May’s inaugural North American Global Shea Alliance Trade and Industry Conference in New York City.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Friday, May 31 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Burt’s Bees joins the Global Shea Alliance

The Global Shea Alliance has welcomed Burt’s Bees as its newest member, and the company will also participate in the Alliance’s working group on sustainability.

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Global Shea Alliance to hold inaugural event in New York City

Tuesday, April 30 2013

Megan Guidrey, Global Shea Alliance

The Global Shea Alliance will host its inaugural North American event in New York City May 13, reflecting the organization’s meteoric growth in just two years. Launched with 54 stakeholders in 2011 with USAID Trade Hub support the alliance today counts more than 350 members from all over the globe.

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Viewpoint: Regional tariff reform: Necessary, but not sufficient

Tuesday, April 30 2013

Dr. Daniel Bromley, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Humboldt University-Berlin

Dr. Daniel Bromley is the Anderson-Bascom Distinguished Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Humbold University in Berlin. He is the author, most recently, of "Vulnerable People, Vulnerable States: Redefining the Development Challenge." The views expressed here are his own.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Tuesday, April 30 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Global Shea Alliance participates at in-cosmetics, trains women in Ghana

The Global Shea Alliance, co-founded by the USAID Trade Hub in 2011, participated at the In-Cosmetics international trade show and the Union for Ethical Bio Trade conference in Paris, distributing more than 100 annual reports and membership directories to shea butter distributers, brands, and development agencies from around the world.

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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Thu, 16/05/2013 (All day) - Sat, 18/05/2013 (All day)

Catch up with the Global Shea Alliance and other leading organizations involved in sustainability in the cosmetics industry at the fourth North American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City.

www.globalshea.com

Inaugural North American Shea Trade & Industry Conference

Mon, 13/05/2013 (All day)

The Global Shea Alliance invites you to the Inaugural North American Shea Trade and Industry Conference and Luncheon, to be held May 13, 2013, at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway, New York City.

For more information and to register, visit www.globalshea.com

What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Sunday, March 31 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Border Information Center opens at the Port of Dakar

105 stakeholders in Senegal participated in the launch of West Africa’s fourth Border Information Center in Dakar. The new center is hosted by the Conseil Sénégalais des Chargeurs (COSEC).

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