The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development  (UNCTAD) in partnership with COMESA Secretariat will organize a special edition of its online course on trade and gender for COMESA member States and professionals in the Secretariat from 29 May to 23 July 2017.

The course will focus on analysing the links between trade, gender and development with the aim of:

  • Enhancing an understanding of the interactions between trade and gender and their links to countries’ inclusive development strategies
  • Illustrating how trade integration has influenced gender outcomes in COMESA countries in different economic sectors
  • Providing participants with knowledge and skills for the design and implementation of gender-aware trade and development policies corresponding to the needs and interests of their countries.

The course targets policymakers, academics and representatives of civil society in COMESA member States involved in policy formulation and implementation, research, teaching and advocacy in the area of trade and gender. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

The selected participants will be exempted from fees associated with access to the course and the e-tutoring services provided. More information about the course can be found at http://tiny.cc/info-TAG.

Interested candidates should apply by following the instructions available at http://tiny.cc/UNCTAD-TAG. The deadline for applications is 4 May 2017.

To obtain assistance with the online application process, please contact gender@unctad.org or Jacqueline.Salguero@unctad.org. Requests for further information or clarification about the course should be sent to: Ms. Simonetta Zarrilli, Chief, Trade, Gender and Development Programme, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities; e-mail: Simonetta.Zarrilli@unctad.org.

This call application applies only for COMESA member States, COMESA Institutions and COMESA Secretariat.