Past Events

tralac Alumni Workshop – Cape Town, 3-4 May 2018

tralac Alumni Workshop – Cape Town, 3-4 May 2018


On 3-4 May 2018, tralac held its first Alumni Workshop in Cape Town. All participants were graduates of tralac’s capacity building programmes, including the post-graduate diploma and masters degree programmes that were accredited and awarded by the University of Cape Town, e-Learning courses and internships. The alumni shared how tralac training has shaped their careers. tralac alumni who are working in the public sector, academia and intergovernmental and international organizations, like the World Bank, African Union and United Nations Development Programme, shared their experiences and provided rich feedback on the impact of tralac’s training programmes.

In her opening remarks, tralac’s Executive Director Trudi Hartzenberg underlined the importance of trade-related capacity building for Africa. She noted that while building technical expertise of individuals is important, it is equally important to focus on institutional capacity building. She also noted the ongoing collaboration between tralac and the network of alumni in research, training and policy advocacy. In addition to sharing their experiences and tracing their career development since tralac training,

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