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Thursday, 09 November 2017

The Challenges of Regional Integration, Trade Facilitation and Gender Equity for Africa

  SAIIA

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), in collaboration with the Institute for International Trade, Australia cordially invites you to a one-day workshop on 'The Challenges of Regional Integration, Trade Facilitation and Gender Equity for Africa'. 

Event Details: 

Date:        Friday, 1 December 2017
Venue:     SAIIA Head Office, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand
Address:  1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg
Time:       8.30 am (registration) for 9.00 am until 5.30 pm
RSVP:      To register please click HERE

Sponsored by the Australian Government, the Institute for International Trade and the South African Institute of International Affairs are co-hosting a one-day workshop: 'The Challenges of Regional Integration, Trade Facilitation and Gender Equity for Africa’ to be held on Friday, 1 December 2017 at SAIIA’s Office based at the University of the Witwatersrand.

In view of the current wave of nationalist protectionism in some parts of the world, this one-day event aims to provide a forum that identifies regional integration challenges confronting African economies, especially in ensuring gender equity and gender sensitive sustainable development. The workshop will aim to address the intersections between regional integration and trade facilitation issues through a gender sensitive lens, focusing on the challenges to inclusive trade related development while also seeking to provide practical solutions to these challenges.

The panel speakers, respondents and moderators include a wide range of trade economists and gender experts from UNECA, UNCTAD and South Africa, as well as government and private sector trade representatives from East and West Africa. Expert input and a highly interactive workshop will contribute richly towards addressing contemporary practical challenges and identifying the way forward. The event will be opened by the Australian High Commissioner to South Africa, H.E. Adam McCarthy.