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We’re Hiring!  Are you the next PMIA Fellow in Business and Development?

Proudly Made in Africa and UCD College of Business now jointly invite applications for the position of Proudly Made in Africa Fellow in Business and Development at UCD College of Business.

The Fellowship was initiated in 2013 to promote education on the business environment in Africa and business’ role in global development and creating solutions to poverty.


The successful candidate shall have experience in teaching in third level institutions and strong understanding of business in a developing country context and development issues.  Networking and building alliances with stakeholders are key requirements of the role.

Further details on the role and how to apply are available here.


Closing date for applications is Friday 21st July at 5.00pm.


Proudly Made in Africa Announced as Supporting Partner for Fashion Africa Conference, London

London, 18 May 2017

Proudly Made in Africa has been announced as supporting partner of the 2017 Fashion Africa Conference, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, May 25 – 26.

The 2017 Fashion Africa Conference, under the theme of Africa: Fashion’s Future, brings Africa to the heart of the European fashion industry for two days in London this May. Industry professionals gather to connect, identify trends and predict what’s in store for the global fashion industry.


Business and Brexit panel discussion at House of Lords

On 29th November, Proudly Made in Africa called on the British Government to maintain trade deals with Africa post-Brexit.


Value Added in Africa Appoints New Director

Dublin, 14 October 2016   The Board of Value Added in Africa (VAA) today announced the appointment of Vikki Brennan as Director as of 7 November 2016.


Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016

We are showcasing our range of Proudly Made in Africa awarded products at the SFFF 2016 in London. We're at stand V.93 and will be there until September 6. Come visit us!


Transparency on VAA’s Governance

In light of recent public concern in Ireland in relation to the governance of charities, Value Added in Africa wishes to offer transparency on its operations and finance.


The Board of VAA announce Change in Role of the Founder and Director, Conall O’Caoimh

Conall O’Caoimh, Founding Director of Value Added in Africa (VAA), will be transitioning his role from daily operations to a more strategic focus, joining the Board of Trustees as of autumn 2016. 


Mad√©casse hits Sainsbury’s shelves : February 2016

Madécasse will hit 267 Sainsbury's shelves across the UK in the coming weeks and Sweets and Snacks World have written about the up and coming launch.

Madécasse applies fair trade principles throughout the entire chocolate making process and works with local cocoa farmers and communities to provide training, jobs, infrastructure and equipment. 


Huffington Post publish interesting article on African Innovation : December 2015

The Huffington Post have published a very interesting article on the levels of innovation by those living and working in Africa. The articles argues this innovation defys the stagnant sterotypes that plague African development.


Wipf AG and AZURI partner to create new stand-up pouches for dehydrated mango slices : November 2015

Czech graphic design company Wipf AG have developed new stand up pouches for Azuris mango slices through the SAVE FOOD initiative. This is a collaborative venture between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH against global food loss and waste.