Creating space for women in trade during COVID-19
March 8, 2021 — Digital event , Switzerland
Monday, 8 March 2021
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. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)
Ms. Dorothy Tuma, Chair Emeritus, East African Women in Business Platform (EAWBIP)
Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Mr. Nitin Madan, Consulting as Technical Advisor (Women’s Entrepreneurship), UNESCAP and Resident Advisor (Cambodia), Women’s World Banking
Ms. Simonetta Zarrilli, Chief of Trade, Gender and Development Programme, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Ms. Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Executive Director, EIF Executive Secretariat at the WTO.
Hosted by the Enhanced Integrated Framework in partnership with ITC, EAWIBP, ITU, Women's World Bank, UNCTAD and Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR