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3rd Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Women in Trade

On Tuesday 9th August 2022, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa organized the 3rd Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Women in Trade (WIT) titled “Strengthening Women in trade in the African Region.” The event was organized in collaboration with the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada. The hybrid session, held at the Abuja campus of the African School of Economics, featured presentations from our Research Associate, Augustine Iraoya and Dr. Teddy Samy of TFO Canada. The presentations captured the case study and SMEs Survey findings of their research in Nigeria and Ghana.  In attendance were stakeholders from the Federal Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), Association of Women in Trade and Agriculture and other women-related organizations. The stakeholders provided insights and suggestions on policies and actions that would support more inclusion of women and address the binding constraints to women empowerment in domestic and international trade.