We were delighted to be shortlisted for two awards at the British Expertise International Awards, which took place in London on April 11.
The Landell Mills-managed Afghanistan Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) was shortlisted in two categories – Outstanding International Development Project in a Fragile State (Non-Infrastructure) and Outstanding International Development Project (Non-Infrastructure).
ABIF, funded by DFID, contributed to poverty reduction through pro-poor market development. The project worked through a competitive challenge fund mechanism. Collaboration with entrepreneurs developed commercially sound investments. Ongoing support facilitated their implementation.
Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening spoke at the event and awards were presented by British Expertise President, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester.
We are very proud of this achievement, which reflects the significant impact of ABIF in harnessing the private sector as driver for development in Afghanistan.