GTPA CPD Guidelines
These Guidelines outline the GTPA policy for continuing professional development (CPD) that a certified global trade professional (GTPs) must undertake and demonstrate to maintain GTP certification. The Guidelines have been prepared and are updated based upon feedback from the International Technical and Advisory Committee.
The increasing rate of change in both the trade environment but also the work/ employment environment drives the ongoing requirement for CPD.
As the nature of the world of commerce, trade and employment change there is a growing need for skills and competence transferability. The challenge for you as a GTP is not just maintaining the relevance of your competencies but also to broaden your competencies, focus and career growth.
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.