Building capacity to help Africa trade better

Past Events

22-07-2021 to 23-07-2021   Annual Conference
15-10-2020   Workshop
tralac is organising a series of webinars focusing on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations and what happens next. There will be three webinars - 15, 22 and 29 October 2020
28-09-2020 to 29-09-2020   Workshop
tralac's 2020 Alumni Workshop took place on 28 and 29 September in four sessions held via Zoom webinars.
21-09-2020 to 22-09-2020   Annual Conference
The 2020 tralac Annual Conference was held virtually under the theme: Trade Governance in Africa midst a Pandemic and other Global Challenges, on 21-22 September 2020
04-07-2020 to 04-07-2020   Contributions to dialogue
As part of the AU’s Commemoration of Africa Integration Day 2020, tralac will be hosting a webinar on 4 July on Leveraging the AfCFTA for Africa’s development – Lessons from COVID-19 experience.
25-02-2020 to 26-02-2020   Contributions to dialogue
The 6th African Social Partners’ Summit took place on 25-26 February 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria under the theme: Towards the socioeconomic transformation of Africa through job creation – the role of the social partners.
20-01-2020 to 21-01-2020   Workshop
tralac hosted a Workshop – Thinking afresh about industrialisation and Industrial Policy for Africa – from 20 to 21 January 2020. The main objectives of the Workshop were to stimulatea fresh debate (and ask relevant and urgent questions) about industrial
05-12-2019 to 06-12-2019   Workshop
tralac hosted its 2019 Alumni Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on 5 and 6 December. The workshop emphasised the significance of trade-related capacity building for Africa.
02-09-2019 to 03-09-2019   Contributions to dialogue
tralac participated in the African Union’s African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Trade in Services Signalling Conference, 2-3 September 2019 in Cape Town
08-07-2019 to 12-07-2019   Training Programme
tralac’s inaugural Women in Trade Governance development programme residential took place in Cape Town during the week of 8 July 2019. Twelve future leaders in trade governance gathered to network, learn and reflect.
26-06-2019 to 27-06-2019   Workshop
tralac hosted a policy workshop on e-commerce, trade and the digital economy in Cape Town with the aim of demystifying e-commerce and creating a pragmatic ‘to-do list’ to address governance gaps.
04-07-2019   Roundtable
tralac and Sidley Austin’s Pro bono program co-organised an AfCFTA breakfast meeting in Geneva on the theme, The AfCFTA: From Dream to Reality.
24-04-2019 to 27-04-2019   Contributions to dialogue
On invitation from the African Union Commission, two tralac alumni (Chikezie Adindu Isiguzo and Cham Etienne Bama) participated in an AUC-ECOWAS-GIZ Capacity-Building and Stakeholder Engagement Workshop in Abuja, Nigeria.
21-03-2019 to 22-03-2019   Annual Conference
The 2019 tralac Annual Conference featured a poster session where a series of posters were presented by tralac alumni on a range of current trade policy and law issues. These are available to download.
22-03-2019   Annual Conference
tralac launched its ‘Women in Trade Governance Network’ during its 2019 Annual Conference in Nairobi. The WiTG targets female professionals working in trade policy and governance with the aim to build technical capacity in international trade governance.
21-03-2019 to 22-03-2019   Annual Conference
This year’s tralac Annual Conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 21-22 March 2019 under the theme, ‘Africa’s Integration Agenda – from Aspirations to Pragmatic Implementation’


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