African Trade Policy Centre’s Cross Cutting Issues- Gender. Amal Nagah Elbeshbishi Regional Advisor on Trade African Trade Policy Centre United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The Strategic Orientation of ATPC Rest on Three Pillars.
Amal Nagah Elbeshbishi
Regional Advisor on Trade
African Trade Policy Centre
Economic Commission for Africa
Trade policymaking in Africa will benefit from taking cross-cutting issues into account. Of particular importance in this regard is gender.
ATPC is uniquely positioned to become an
interlocutor between policymakers and women
- Championing gender and trade issues and findings at higher policy levels.
- Becoming a think tank for gender and trade issues in Africa.
- Championing African gender and trade issues in recommendations to member states and RECs.
- Recognizing and “messaging” the real value of women in trade in Africa
The ACGSD developed indicators for gender and trade areas and ATPC is promoting them at policy and training workshops to better inform governments on how to apply such indicators.
“Until You Spread Your Wings, You Do Not Know How Far You Can Fly”
Thus we try to help African countries and RECs to explore and reach their potentials, because the African continent has immense human and natural resource potential that if properly harnessed, could improve the living conditions of its habitants.