EIF at the 2014 WTO Public Forum

October 1, 2014 to October 3, 2014 — Geneva, Switzerland

EIF at the 2014 WTO Public Forum

Why trade matters to everyone

1-3 October 2014


Trade and People Fair

"Trade lifting people out of poverty" showcasing products, in particular, honey and bee/honey products from Yemen and Zambia, coffee from Burundi, and handicrafts and garments from Lao PDR.

WTO Atrium, 1-3 October 2014


EIF Working session

The EIF: A partnership making trade work for LDCs

WTO Public Forum 2014

Friday, 3 October 2014

14.00-16.00, Room D

Draft agenda


Moderator: Mr Ratnakar Adhikari

Executive Director, Executive Secretariat for the EIF 


14:00- 14:20



Welcome and introductory remarks


H.E. Ms  Païvi Kairamo, Chair of EIF Steering Committee

H.E. Mr Menelik Alemu Getahun, Chair of the EIF Board

Ms Ursula Hönich, European Union


Leveraging donor coordination and building trade and productive capacity in Burundi and Lao PDR.


Mr Augustin Manirakiza, Communication, Marketing and Promotion officer, InterCafé Burundi.

Mr Léonard Ntibagirirwa, EIF National Coordinator, Burundi


Mr Sengphanomchone Inthasane, Director of foreign Aid Division,

Ministry of Industry and Commerce and EIF National Coordinator, Lao PDR

Ms  Bolivone Phafong, Head of the Garment Centre, Lao PDR



The honey and beekeeping projects in Zambia and Yemen: building rural households' ability to trade.


Mr Malani Simukoko, Project Manager SNV-Netherlands, Zambia

Mr Kenneth Chisenga, Mpongwe Beekeeping enterprises, Zambia


Mr Osman al-Jalal, honey producer , Yemen

Mr Mohammed Humaid, EIF National Coordinator, Yemen


Open discussion


Trade around the World exhibition

EIF Stories, WTO CR lobby and the WTO main entrance lobby, 1-3 October 2014