Jun 16


Digital event


Creating space for women in trade during COVID-19  


11:00-12:30 (CET)

Monday, 8 March 2021



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COVID-19 has severely affected trade around the world and particularly impacted women. How can we make sure we create a space for them in trade going forward? 

 The EIF launched the Empower Women Power Trade initiative in 2019,aimed at supporting the LDCs towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) on gender. Since then, women’s economic empowerment has been at the heart of EIFs' work. 

Join us in celebrating this year's International Women's Day. We will discuss the importance of creating a gender responsive trade ecosystem to help women integrate or remain in value chains in times of COVID-19. 

Join the conversation on Twitter by following #WomenPowerTrade and tagging @EIF4LDCs.

This event will be simultaneously interpreted into French. 



Message from guest speaker: H.E Ms Khemmani Pholsena, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR   



Ms. Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Executive Director, EIF Executive Secretariat at the WTO.  


Hosted by the Enhanced Integrated Framework in partnership with ITCEAWIBP, ITUWomen's World Bank, UNCTAD and Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR