TAF2+ is pleased to announce the launch of a 2-Year pilot programme on Gender, Social Inclusion and Trade. The grant aims to develop concrete tools for trade policymakers to integrate gender and social inclusion issues in their work on trade. A key aspect of the project focuses on South-South and peer learning in order to highlight the advocacy and commitments being undertaken globally in this area. As part of this, TAF2+ is rolling out a Gender, Social Inclusion and Trade (GST) Network in order to feed directly into the momentum generated by the 2017 WTO Declaration on Women and Trade and by the Trade Impact Working Group. The Network is designed to deliver regional and Geneva-based events as well as national-level capacity building programmes and is undertaken in collaboration with the International Trade Center (ITC). The project is currently working to identify interested, TAF2+-eligible countries, country groups and regional economic organisations interested to participate in and champion the network.
On the occasion of the Aid for Trade Global Review 2019, TAF2+ is launching the Network through a dedicated exhibition stand which will initiate the outreach process for the Network to stakeholders from Geneva, regions and capitals. This year’s Global Review focuses on “supporting economic diversification and empowerment for inclusive, sustainable development through aid for trade” and will be held at the WTO in Geneva from 3 to 5 July 2019. The Global Review typically attracts approximately 1,500 participants including high-profile trade policymakers and development experts from Geneva and beyond.
The Geneva project launch will present the opportunity to forge, solidify and expand partnerships with other gender and social inclusion in trade actors; identify and reach out to stakeholders at this critical stage in the grant development with a view to growing the network; highlightTAF2+’s approach to integrating gender and social inclusion into its trade programming; and provide the opportunity to exchange with leaders in the field present at the Global Review.
Those attending the Global Review can visit the stand in the lobby of the SWR building of the WTO, Rue de Lausanne 154, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland. Interested participants must be registered to the WTO Aid for Trade Global Review.
For more information, please contact the TAF2+ Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor, Amanda Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.