Introduction In a world characterized by unprecedented upheavals, current as well as potential pandemics, climate change crisis, attempts to rewrite the principles on which the international economic relations are premised, the role of trade as a cornerstone of economic self-determination of the African people in the African continent and diaspora cannot be overemphasized. As the world tithers towards being a melting pot of crisis after crisis, the ramifications on trade,...Read More
TRAPCA and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) successfully convened a webinar that attracted over 100 participants from various parts of the globe. The objective of the webinar was to launch a book titled, ” Fostering Trade in Africa”. Moderated by trapca’s adjunct faculty member and former WTO Chief Economist, Prof. Patrick Low, contributors and editors of the book made interventions on the content of the book. They touched on timely and relevant non-exhaustive...Read More
On 28 November 2018, trapca in partnership with UNCTAD held a side event under the theme: ‘Unleashing Africa’s economic integration potential: The case of Trade Facilitation-led Reforms and capacity building under the AfCFTA’. The side event was graced by the following eminent panelist: focused on the following: H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Former Deputy Chairperson of the African Union and trapca board member; Ms. Ms. Brenda Mundia, WCO Deputy Director for Capacity Building;...Read More
On 13th December 2018, trapca joined a multitude of e-commerce patrons during UNCTAD’s Africa e-Commerce Week Conference. Taking part in a session titled, “Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights trapca’s representative Mr. Tsotetsi Makong joined fellow panelists, namely, Prof. Attiya Waris, Associate Professor of Fiscal Law and Policy, University of Nairobi, Dr. Joy Kategekwa, Regional Head for Africa, UNCTAD, Mr. Clement Onyango, Director ARC, CUTS and...Read More
The Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) is a Centre within the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), which is an intergovernmental institute that is ISO certified and recognized by UNECA as a Centre of Excellence.