Dr. Chekwoti heads the academic department at trapca, ESAMI. He holds a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Dar es Salaam. He has over 25 years’ experience in training at University level and has been involved in international trade policy training for over 10 years. Before joining trapca, he was previously a lecturer of Economics at Makerere University, Uganda. Prior to teaching, he was an economist in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Uganda. He has been involved in various researches and consultancies on trade policy as well as development issues. His research interests include trade reforms, trade in services and firm competitiveness.