tralac’s Women in Trade Governance Network

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tralac is establishing a ‘Women in Trade Governance Network’ targeting female professionals working in trade policy and governance with the aim of building technical capacity in international trade governance, supporting professional skills development, and enhancing women’s participation in trade governance across the continent.

This network will have two pillars:

  • a broader network of women experts in trade all over Africa contributing to Africa’s trade governance agenda at national, regional, continental and multilateral levels; and
  • a development programme for more junior female professionals designed to increase their technical and leadership skills with respect to rules-based trade governance (Applications for this programme have closed) 

Women in Trade Governance Network

The objectives of the WiTG network are to:

  • To support the increased participation of women in Africa’s trade governance.

  • To advocate for women traders and champion gender mainstreaming in trade on the continent and between African countries and the rest of the world.

  • To create a Trade Governance Development Programme for young women leaders working in trade governance in Africa.