Activities

18

Events

2312

Attendees

46

Articles Published

11300

Books Distributed

Our Vision:

We work with think tanks across Africa and help support them in their activities and outputs that champion free trade and economic liberalism. By working to remove barriers to trade, both tariff and non-tariff alike, we aim to help usher in a new era of prosperity across the continent.

To help us accomplish this goal, we are grateful for the generous and continued support of the Rising Tide Foundation. Thanks to their support, over the next couple of years the IATP and its partners will create several papers, host dozens of events, publish over a hundred articles, and distribute more than ten thousand books. Here are just some of the organisations the IATP is working with:

Activities:

We are proud to support our partners in promoting economic freedom across Africa. Here are some of our most recent projects and collaborations:


Activity: Anisa FM Radio Show, South Sudan

Date: October, 2022

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Overview: Liberty Sparks held a fantastic event in which they brought together 35 secondary school teachers, non-profit leaders, and university lecturers to learn about trade, globalisation, and the AfCFTA.


Activity: Anisa FM Radio Show, South Sudan

Date: November, 2022

Location: Yambio, South Sudan

Overview: Members of Students’ Organization for Liberty and Entrepreneurship (SOLE) made there way over to the Anisa FM radio station to talk about free trade and globalisation. They are doing a fantastic job spreading economic freedom in South Sudan!


Activity: Book Launch at Kampala International University

Date: November, 2022

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Overview: Liberty Sparks put on a fantastic event with university students in Tanzania. Over 150 students at Kampala International University received Eamon Butler’s book, Trade and Globalisation, and discussed the importance of the AfCFTA for Africa’s economic growth.


Activity: Global Scientific Conference on Human Flourishing

Date: November, 2022

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Overview: The IATP’s Director, Alexander Hammond (second from top left), traveled to Nairobi to participate in the first annual Global Scientific Conference on Human Flourishing. He met with numerous IATP partners from Burundi, Uganda, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, and the DRC. Throughout the conference, Alexander met with our partner think tanks to strategize about future collaborations and enjoyed presentations about how to best advance human flourishing across Sub-Saharan Africa.


Activity: Canada-Africa Chamber of Business’ 28th Annual Conference

Date: October, 2022

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Overview: At this prestigious event, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business publicly declared its support for the work of the IATP and its partner organizations. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, opened the conference and the head of the AfCFTA, Wamkele Mene, was also in attendance. The IATP is thrilled to be able to advocate for pro-liberty causes going forward.


Activity: Centre for Development and Enterprises, Great Lakes – Student Conference

Date: October, 2022

Location: Tanganyika Lake University, Bujumbura, Burundi

Overview: CDE Great Lakes brought together over 200 students and professors to discuss Trade & Globalisation. In addition, they spoke about the economic challenges Burundi is facing.


Activity: Centre for Development and Enterprises, DRC – Rwanda/DRC Cross Border Workshop

Date: October, 2022

Location: Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Overview: CDE DRC recently held a cross-border workshop with traders from Rwanda and the DRC. Trade barriers have shackled growth in this region, so the IATP is proud that our partner is working to improve relations between traders on both sides.


Activity: Centre for Development and Enterprises, DRC – Media Campaign

Date: October, 2022

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Overview: The IATP was proud to support the “Congo We Want” media campaign, held by CDE DRC. Over 20 journalists gathered to receive a copy of Eamonn Butler’s Trade & Globalisation. CDE DRC’s work has been mentioned on dozens of media outlets in the region.


Activity: Institute for Economics and Enterprises – University of Ngozi

Date: October, 2022

Location: University of Ngozi, Burundi

Overview: The IATP was proud to support the “Let me Try” campaign at the University of Ngozi. Over 60 students, local media professionals, and business owners gathered to receive a copy of Eamonn Butler’s Trade & Globalisation.


Activity: Global Capitalism Awareness Day – Liberty International

Date: October, 2022

Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Overview: Hundreds of students gathered at Rivers State University to discuss capitalism, free trade, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The event was hosted with the help of numerous partners.


Activity: Freedom in Nigeria Conference – Ominira Initiative

Date: September, 2022

Location: Ibadan, Nigeria

Overview: Ominira Initiative successfully held this day-long event. They held numerous panels focused on market-friendly policies. Over 100 attendees learned about the benefits of economic freedom and open societies.


Activity: Trade and Economic Freedom Seminar – SOLE

Date: September, 2022

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Overview: SOLE brought together 133 students at Juba University in order to understand how trade and economic freedom relate to development in south Sudan. Students received 2 books for attending.


Activity: Uganda – Sudan Embassy Meeting – ALED

Date: September, 2022

Location: Entebbe, Uganda

Overview: Leaders from Action for Liberty and Economic Development met with officials at the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan to discuss the need for freer trade in the East Africa region and what a trade-friendly framework between Africans governments would look like.


Activity: Young Scholar’s Colloquium – Liberty Sparks

Date: September, 2022

Location: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Overview: Liberty Sparks held an event where 25 young scholars from 7 Sub-Saharan African nations gathered to discuss the AfCFTA and Eamonn Butler’s Trade and Globalisation.


Activity: Free Market Symposium – SOLE

Date: July, 2022

Location: Yambio, South Sudan

Overview: The Students Organization for Liberty and Entrepreneurship brought together 513 students, civil society leaders, and entrepreneurs to learn about economic freedom. Eamonn Butler’s Introduction to Trade and Globalisation was also distributed to participants.


Activity: Uhuru Conference: “Educate and Empower” – Liberty Sparks

Date: June, 2022

Location: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Overview: Over 600 students gathered in person and virtually to attend a conference focused on cross-border trade, globalisation, the AfCFTA, and how Africa can become more free and prosperous.


Activity: Liberty Sparks Book Distribution

Date: April, 2022

Location: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Overview: The IATP was delighted to support the printing of 900 copies of Eamonn Butler’s ‘An Introduction to Trade and Globalisation’ as well as the book’s translation into Swahili, for Liberty Sparks. In this photo, Evans Exuad, the Founder and Director of Liberty Sparks, poses with Jack Confrey, the Head of Foundations and Trusts at the IEA, with a copy of the newly printed book.


Activity: ALED Book Distribution

Date: March, 2022

Location: Entebbe, Uganda

Overview: Through collaborating with the IATP, 1100 copies of Eamonn Butler’s ‘An Introduction to Trade and Globalisation’ were printed and distributed by Action for Liberty and Economic Development to students across Uganda.


Activity: Radio Show Appearance – SOLE

Date: October, 2022

Location: Yambio, South Sudan

Overview: SOLE recently went on Anisa radio to discuss Eamonn Butler’s Trade & Globalsation. On the show, they talked about the benefits of free trade to an audience of hundreds of thousands of listeners.


Activity: SOLE Book Distribution

Date: March, 2022

Location: Western Equatoria State, South Sudan

Overview: 500 copies of Eamonn Butler’s ‘An Introduction to Trade and Globalisation’ were sent to our partners, the Students Organization for Liberty and Entrepreneurship, to distribute at their events, give to students, and donate to university libraries across the region.