Adetola Onayemi, Assistant Chief Negotiator for Nigeria and Head of Trade Remedies at the National Office for Trade Negotiation, discusses his efforts to address the lack of trade and investment policy coordination at the national level.
Ismail Adeleye, Reform Adviser to the Auditor General for the Federation, discusses his efforts to increase the government’s audit capacity and support Nigeria’s Public Accounts Committee.
The handbook is in response to current COVID-19 challenges pooling information and advice from across DFID programmes into one document as a way of supporting our work. It serves as a guide and will likely be updated by next quarter with new lessons, tips, and tricks learned.
The Policy Development Facility Bridge programme’s Trade Policy Workstream (TRD) has been supporting the growth of the non-oil export sector since its predecessor programme Policy Development Facility II (PDF II) by enabling underrepresented export-oriented voices in economic policy and strengthening the sustainable participation of exporter groups.
One of the many ways TRD is addressing this is through an innovative trade mentorship programme. The programme is connecting non-oil export potentials with experienced mentors who have practical regulatory, sourcing, shipping, marketing, and export financing knowledge. The mentors will handhold the mentees helping them escape the initial pitfalls that plague inexperienced exporters. The programme began on November 18, 2020 and currently has 7 mentors and 17 active mentees.
PDF Bridge Advisors leveraged evidence from research conducted by PDF Bridge in contributing to the development of an Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) which focuses on a post-covid19 economy recovery targeting retention of existing jobs, creating new jobs, levering digital skills to export services, and advocating for interventions which seek to de-risk the environment.
This training addresses the knowledge and skill gaps in accessing the export market. PDF Bridge through this contributes to the vision to grow Nigeria’s non-oil export to an average of 20% of total export by the year 2030.
This edition of the Bridge Digest highlights PDF Bridge support to the National Trade Facilitation Committee and the OAuGF towards improved AFROSAI-E ratings. Read about our semi-formal event that took place in Sheraton Hotel, Knowledge Management Network Lunch meeting, our Trade Mentorship programme and other insightful events.
The PDF Bridge Team provides secretariat support to Economic Policy Coordination, Office of the Vice-President. Read about the efforts being made to steer Nigeria during and post-COVID19. Sign up for our upcoming training. Details are in the newsletter.
Read about the impact of our support to the Ministry of Environment and the newly minted The Network of Practicing Non-Oil Exporters of Nigeria (NPNEN), an umbrella platform for collaboration among the different actors in Nigeria’s non-oil export value chain. Details are in the newsletter.
Read about our support to the Office of the Auditor-General and our upcoming events.
This newsletter captures activities of embedded advisors, consultants, trade policy workstream and the project management team