Building capacity to help Africa trade better

Past Training

Short training courses are usually designed and presented in response to requests that tralac receives from specific beneficiaries. Requests come from Trade Ministries and other government departments or agencies, Regional Secretariats as well as from parliaments in the region. Non-state organizations (such as Chambers of Commerce or business associations) also request training. tralac staff also regularly contribute to training programmes of other institutions such as the WTO, regional and international universities, and other capacity-building organizations.

Some of the topics covered by tralac in tailored short courses and training programmes include:

  • Trade Policy Analysis
  • Introduction to International Trade Law
  • WTO Agreements
  • Regional Trade Agreements
  • Trade Negotiations (including negotiations simulations)
  • Regional Integration in east and southern Africa (RECs, TFTA, CFTA)
  • Dispute Settlement; Trade Remedies and Safeguards; Rules of Origin
  • Competition Law and Policy
  • Investment

If you or your organisation would like to request training from tralac, please click on the Request training button to submit your request.

27-08-2020 to 11-12-2020   Training Programme
tralac organised an online course on Reading and Interpreting International Trade Agreements: Case study of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, which was offered 6 times in 2020. Find out more.
14-09-2020 to 16-10-2020   Workshop
tralac developed a certificate course specifically for Botswana – for officials from the Department of International Trade in the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (September to October 2020)
04-05-2020 to 08-05-2020   Training Programme
In order to help trade analysts and economists come up to speed with new technology, tralac is offering a one-week introductory e-Learning course to the techniques and methods of data science.
03-10-2019 to 04-10-2019   Workshop
tralac is organising a two-day training workshop on 3-4 October 2019 for journalists, focusing on reporting on the AfCFTA Agreement.


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