The GTP Programme is based on the internationally accepted requirements for person certification under ISO/IEC 17024, and has been designed to
address the need for a global program that recognises and certifies global trade professionals across national boundaries. The Programme facilitates
the recognition of competent global trade professionals and provides a basis for trust amongst those engaged in global trade.
The increasing rate of change in both the trade environment but also the work/employment environment drives the ongoing requirement for CPD.
CPD provides a basis for you as a global trade professional to continually update your capabilities to ensure your skills and knowledge remain relevant to meet the ever-changing world, changing workplace and changing mindset of individuals.
A challenge for you as a GTP is maintaining the currency and relevance of your competencies in this ever-changing environment.
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.
CPD provides globally recognised pathways for learning, skills development and professional 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.