Application Deadline: February 12, 2024
The Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP II) is funded by the European Union (EU) and runs from 2023-2027. With a view to contribute to economic development in the East African Community (EAC) through increased sustainable intra-African and EU-Africa trade, MARKUP II has been designed to improve livelihoods, employment, export competitiveness for MSMEs and economic growth in Africa through supporting the development and strengthening of key export-oriented priority value chains with high potential.
The programme covers interventions in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda through the provisions of partnerships with national, regional and international institutions. Among other objectives, the second phase of the MARKUP II aims at strengthening MSMEs’ export competitiveness by enhancing value addition and diversification and by promoting business to the regional and international markets. This includes among others, the identification of market regulations (e.g. EU, regional African country markets), current and foreseen requirements in areas of environment as well as social criteria.
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