tralac’s Women in Trade Governance (WiTG) Development Programme – Cape Town, 8-12 July 2019
tralac’s inaugural Women in Trade Governance development programme residential took place in Cape Town this week. Twelve future leaders in trade governance gathered to network, learn and reflect.
‘I will take this opportunity to be a stepping stone in my career’ – Beatrice K
‘We are learning a lot and I’m excited to be here’ – Unami T
Over the course of the week, participants acquired new technical knowledge, shared experiences on trade, worked on honing their communication skills and connected with like-minded women from their own and other countries.
The residential week also gave the women time to reflect on their goals and aspirations:
‘I’m passionate about empowering women with disability, especially in trade’ - Rose C
‘I want to study gender and development’ – Lisbert C
‘I hope that I’ll become a Minister one day’ – Tshepo M
The 12 women from across the Continent will form the core of tralac’s SheGovernsTrade network.