unctad.org | UNCTAD online course on Trade and Gender for members states of COMESA and COMESA-based institutions (English and French)
UNCTAD online course on Trade and Gender for members states of COMESA and COMESA-based institutions (English and French)
20 May - 14 July 2019
Online

Key Issues

UNCTAD will organize a special edition of its online course on trade and gender for member States of COMESA and COMESA-based institutions.The course will be available in English and French. 

The course targets policymakers, academics, private sector and civil society representatives in COMESA member States involved in policy formulation and implementation, research, teaching and advocacy in the area of trade and gender. ​

The objective of the course is to provide participants with the knowledge needed to analyse the two-way relationship between trade and gender, and ultimately produce gender-aware policy recommendations.

 The course introduces the concepts of trade and gender, combines theory on the interaction between trade and gender with empirical evidence. At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Look at the economy from a gender perspective;
  • Identify the channels through which trade impacts women’s economic empowerment and well-being, and the channels through which gender inequality impacts trade performance and competitiveness;
  • Interpret critical data about gender inequalities and female labour force participation in COMESA countries;
  • Illustrate how trade integration has influenced gender outcomes in COMESA countries in the different economic sectors;
  • Use the knowledge acquired to produce policy-oriented research and strategies that could be used by national and regional policymakers, and academic papers investigating the interplay between trade and gender;
  • Contribute to mainstreaming gender in trade and other policies in the COMESA region.
Co-organized with:COMESA Secretariat
Language(s):English; French;
Contact:elearningtrade@unctad.org
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