Women and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): How women entrepreneurs and traders can leverage the benefits of the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA

 
Established as one of the flagship projects of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063: The Africa we Want, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) seeks to accelerate the growth of intra-African trade that is fundamental for inclusive socio-economic growth. The AfCFTA has the potential to accelerate the economic empowerment of women as a fundamental component of gender equality, by expanding women’s economic opportunities and outcomes. Notwithstanding this potential, gains will not be automatic. Leveraging the AfCFTA’s potential will require an inclusive approach to the implementation of the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA. Such an approach is critical to its success as well as to achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes. While responsibility for the ... Read more
 

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The host and panelists

 
 
 

Nigest Haile

 

Moderator

 
She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE)Nigest is an activist in the promotion of women ... Read more
 
 
 
 

Nadira Bayat

 

Panelist

 
Nadira Bayat is a Gender and Trade Expert with the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC)–United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Nadira has ... Read more
 

 
 
 
 

Caroline Gathii

 

Panelist

 
Caroline has twenty (20) years multi-sectoral and regional professional experience in governance, risk and financial management. She excels at creating systems ... Read more
 
 
 
 

Tshengi Ndlovu

 

Panelist

 
Sitshengisiwe Ndlovu affectionately also known as Tshengi is a champion of thetrade and gender agenda. She is self –driven and passionate about ... Read more
 
 
 
 

Judith Ameso

 

Panelist

 
Judith is a trade expert at the African Trade Policy Centre (which is housed at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa). She helps to ... Read more
 
 
 
 

Mary Heather White

 

Panelist

 
Mary Heather is the Program Director responsible for TFO Canada’s programs s in Africa, which includes planning and implementation, donor ... Read more
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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