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Women Leading Industrialisation in Africa Under AfCFTA: Challenges and Pathways

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Women Leading Industrialisation in Africa Under AfCFTA: Challenges and Pathways

Women Leading Industrialisation in Africa Under AfCFTA: Challenges and Pathways

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a transformative shift in Africa’s economic landscape, promising to redefine trade dynamics across the continent. By fostering a more integrated market, AfCFTA paves the way for accelerated industrialisation and enhanced value chain development, crucial for Africa’s transition to a more diversified and resilient economy.

This trade brief shifts focus towards the sectors that have historically been male-dominated, such as manufacturing and large-scale agriculture, exploring how AfCFTA could be a catalyst for integrating more women into these industries. As Africa seeks to expand and modernise these sectors, the role of women becomes increasingly important. Not only is their participation essential for achieving gender equality, but it is also a strategic imperative for sustainable development. Women bring diverse perspectives and innovation, which can drive more effective and inclusive value chain development.

Highlighting the importance of gender inclusivity, this discussion emphasises the potential of AfCFTA to not just transform economies, but also to challenge and change the traditional gender roles in Africa’s industrial sectors. As we delve into how AfCFTA can support women in harnessing new opportunities, it becomes clear that their increased participation is fundamental to building sustainable and prosperous African economies.

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