Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 5-8 October 2015
As part of tralac’s capacity building initiative, tralac hosted a week-long workshop from 5-8 October 2015, known as a Geek Week, for researchers and trade policy analysts at the tralac offices in Stellenbosch. The aim of the Geek Week is to provide participants with the basic skills for trade data analysis for policy formulation and decision-making purposes.
The specific projects covered during the week include:
Sugar in Africa – production, trade and policy issues
West Africa – some intra-REC trading profiles and the trading relationship with China [download the paper]
South African agricultural exports – growth products and growth markets
Participants worked to prepare a draft research paper by the end of the Geek Week to take back to their departments or organisations.