Oct 2




EIF @ WTO Public Forum 2018


For a full breakdown of EIF's activities at the Public Forum, see here.


Trade for Peace: Integration of Fragile States into the Global Economy as a Pathway Towards Peace and Resilience

When: Thursday, 4 October, 17:00 to 18:30

Where: Room W

The working session will focus on the role of trade in fragile contexts to help achieve the SDGs. It will discuss how trade policy can be harnessed to prevent conflict, build resilience and contribute to inclusive and sustainable development, and will analyse the role of WTO accessions and its contribution to peacebuilding and state building, and how these could be expedited to facilitate faster recovery from conflict.

-- Reception immediately following at the WTO's main entrance space. --

Organized by: World Trade Organization (WTO), g7+ Secretariat, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Film Launch: Exploring the agriculture and trade nexus in Africa

When: 2-4 October, films screening all day

Where: Room Z

Please join us for the launch of EIF stories from Malawi, Comoros and The Gambia – stories that show the impact trade can have on farmers, that show how people with ideas can spur new industry, that show how partnerships can catalyze outcomes, and that demonstrate how agriculture fosters development in LDCs.


EIF Executive Director Ratnakar Adhikari panellist in:

* The 4th Industrial Revolution: What is in it for the multilateral trading system and developing countries?”

When:              Tuesday, 2 October, 15:30 to 17:00

Where:             Room S3

Organizers: Ministry of Commerce, Government of Tunisia and Consumer Unity & Trust Society International (CUTS)

* Technology for trade and agriculture: Unleashing agriculture global value chains (GVCs) potential in OIC Member Countries

When:              Tuesday, 2 October, 17:00 to 18:30

Where:             Room E

Organizer: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)

* How to harness the industrialization opportunities of the African Continental Free Trade Area in the digital age

When:              Wednesday, 3 October, 15:30-17:00

Where:             Room D

Organizer: UNECA


EIF Deputy Executive Director Annette Ssemuwemba panellist in:

* Agricultural technology (AgTech) disruptors in East African value chains: Implications for regional integration and inequality

When:              Tuesday, 2 October, 14:00 to 15:30

Where:             Room S2

Organizers: East African Community (EAC) and Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

* Women, Trade and Development: Experiences supporting women's-led organizations in developing countries to improve their participation in initiatives aiming at boosting production, processing and trade

When:              Wednesday, 3 October, 17:00 to 18:30

Where:             Room B

Organizer: CIDEAL Foundation for Cooperation and Research