Addis to Host SheTrades Global Forum

November 2 , 2019


Addis to Host SheTrades Global Forum

Ethiopia will host the SheTrades Global Forum of 2019. The event, which will be organised in conjunction with the World Export Development Forum, will be held on November 19 and 2019. SheTrades Global is the international trade event that focuses on women and the economy. The Forum will feature talks by high-level officials of the African Union Commission and the Government of Ethiopia, as well as conversations with trade ministers, first ladies and private sector partners. Themes that will be discussed include how free trade agreements can catalyze a more inclusive trade environment for women, spotlighting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The event will be preceded by two days of workshops where discussions will be held. Previous editions of SheTrades Global were held in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Brazil, Rwanda, Mexico and China.


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