Women who rock international trade
As part of the 2019 WTO Aid for Trade Global Review in Geneva from the 3-5 July the GTPA and the EIF are delighted to host a session on building gender based policy to drive and facilitate global trade in LDCs.
SMEs are the backbone of most economies and women business owners are also crucial to economic growth. According to research by consultancy, McKinsey, advancing women’s equality could add $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025 – equivalent to adding a new United States and China.
Drawing upon the GTPA’s recent campaign to highlight the importance of Women in Trade this session will feature prominent leaders in trade who are not only lifting the lift awareness of women already leading the way in supporting this cause but to also discuss initiatives to support and drive greater engagement by women as business leaders and encourage their participation in global markets.
At this session the GTPA and the Enhanced Integrated Framework will also introduce the Seven Summits Challenge for Global Trade and Supply Chain Professionals. A new initiative to support the empowerment and ongoing professional development of trade professionals around the world.
This session is designed to be an interactive panel discussion with all who attend. The GTPA and the EIF invite delegates to share examples of current initiatives and policy settings as part of the general discussion.
Date: Thursday 4th July 2019
Location: WTO Aid for Trade Global Review- Geneva
- Lisa McAuley, CEO - Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)
- Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Director, Executive Secretariat - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
- Anoush der Boghossian, WTO Trade and Gender Focal Point, Economic Affairs Officer, Aid for Trade Unit - Development Division - World Trade Organization
- Mona Shrestha Adhikari, PhD, Development Consultant (WTO)
- Niels Strazdins, Head of Trade Policy- Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)
- Jim Redden, Director, Trade and Development for the Economic Development Services Pty Ltd and Senior Lecturer & Visiting Fellow for the Institute for International Trade & the International Business School at the University of Adelaide
- Ms Frances Lisson, Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization
Moderator: Collins Rex, Asia/ Africa Director - Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)
Who should attend?
This event is designed to be an interactive panel discussion with all who attend. The GTPA and EIF invite delegates to share examples of current initiatives and policy settings as part of the general discussion.
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.