The International Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) was established under the ADM 001 GTPA Constitution and the ADM 003 GTPA Programme Rules.
The purpose of the ITAC is to provide advice on the GTPA Programme in relation to:
- stakeholder needs and expectations;
- the structure and rules of the GTPA Programme;
- the operation and integrity of the GTPA Programme;
- competency standards;
- learning programs and education courses; and
- communication and promotion of the GTPA Programme and the uptake of approved provider status and certification.
Members of the ITAC can be nominated to, and approved by, the Executive Director.
The composition of the Committee shall have a minimum of 4 participating members, and a maximum of 15 participating members.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.