Trade and Gender
(ESAMI-trapca specialized e-learning course)


ESAMI-trapca is the only institution in Africa if not globally, that offers academic program on International Trade for the exclusive benefit of African LDCs and Low income countries, benefiting women as well as men. The quality of ESAMI-trapca’s training is unrivaled in Africa and it is renowned for being of international standard. In this regard, ESAMI-trapca has partnered with a renowned, high-ranking and internationally recognized institution, Lund University of Sweden as its academic partner. By virtue of this partnership, ESAMI-trapca is the only African institution offering training on international trade policy, trade law and trade facilitation that is accredited to a top notch European University. In addition, ESAMI-trapca’s programmes are delivered by high the quality Global Faculty Members. Further, as elaborated by feedback under the Tracer Studies and Alumni section, ESAMI-trapca’s tangible results as well as impact on both the alumni and their institution is very positive. Majority of ESAMI-trapca alumni have and are excelling as trade negotiators for their respective governments, senior officials in Regional Economic Communities across Africa as well as Multilateral Institutions, Research Fellows; and leaders in African Business Councils’, just to name a few. 

About Trade and Gender Course

The Trade and Gender course discusses the linkage between trade policy, gender, poverty alleviation and development. The course also discusses international trade from a gender and development perspective. This understanding is expected to increase the competencies of the course participants to identify trade policy and poverty alleviation priorities as well as mainstream gender into trade and poverty development policies. The course is also expected to help participants assess and monitor the mainstreaming of gender and its impacts on trade and poverty alleviation policies. Focus areas of the course include:

  • The basic linkages between trade, growth and poverty and the importance of gender analysis for policy development.
  • How gender issues can be addressed by trade policy and the role of gender impact assessment.
  • How trade liberalisation or FTAs as instruments of development policy may have gendered social structures.
  • How to analyse and mainstream gender issues into trade and development policy,
  • The course is offered in both English and French and is a must for anyone intending to take TRP 500 Courses.

Minimum Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted into the ESAMI-trapca academic programmes, at the minimum the applicant must:

  • Hold a first degree in Economics, Law, Social Sciences or any other relevant field from a recognised university or academic institution;
  • Show high motivation to pursue a career in International Trade or have work experience from a trade or development-related area in government, the wider public sector, private sector or non- governmental/civil society organization;
  • Have a proven command of the language (either English or French) in which the programme or course is advertised and offered. 



Trade and Gender calendar

TRP 311 Trade and Gender (eLearning) 14 – 25 Aug 2 E-Platform
TRP 311 Trade and Gender (eLearning) Franco 14 – 25 Aug 2 E-Platform





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