Building capacity to help Africa trade better

Past Events

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’
18-10-2018 to 19-10-2018   Workshop
tralac organised an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Stakeholder Workshop on 18-19 October 2018 in Cape Town to discuss the status of the negotiations and what still lies ahead.
03-05-2018 to 04-05-2018   Workshop
tralac held its first Alumni Workshop in Cape Town on 3-4 May. All participants were graduates of tralac’s various capacity building programmes. The alumni shared how tralac training has shaped their careers.
26-04-2018 to 27-04-2018   Workshop
tralac hosted a High-Level Dialogue on SACU, with a focus on the SACU Work Programme and Future Developments. Participants came from the private and public sectors across the region.
16-04-2018 to 17-04-2018   Workshop
tralac co-hosted an AfCFTA Awareness Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, bringing together participants from government, private sector and civil society to examine the newly launched African trade pact.
22-03-2018 to 23-03-2018   Annual Conference
tralac held its 2018 Annual Conference on 22 and 23 March in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme “The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – Opportunity for Africa”. The Conference followed the 10th Extraordinary AU Summit which launched the AfCFTA.
06-02-2018   Roundtable
On 6 February, tralac joined Wesgro, along with the US embassy, the USAID Trade and Investment Hub and the dti in presenting an exporter-focused AGOA seminar at the new Invest SA One Stop Shop in Cape Town
22-11-2017 to 23-11-2017   Contributions to dialogue
The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) held its 2017 Annual Conference in Livingstone, Zambia from 22-23 November 2017. Dr Henry Mutai, tralac Associate, represented tralac at the conference.
15-11-2017 to 16-11-2017   Contributions to dialogue
Talkmore Chidede, tralac researcher, participated at the 2nd Annual Southern Africa International Arbitration Conference (SAIAC 2017) held on November 15th and 16th in Johannesburg, South Africa
15-11-2017 to 17-11-2017   Contributions to dialogue
Willemien Viljoen, tralac researcher, participated in a panel discussion on Regional Customs Trends during the 6th Annual Africa Transfer Pricing Summit in Cape Town


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