Online course on trade and gender linkages with a focus on e-commerce from a gender perspective

Online course on trade and gender linkages with a focus on e-commerce from a gender perspective

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09 October - 12 November 2023

This edition of the course is offered in Spanish over a period of five weeks, from 9 October to 12 November 2023. The course targets policymakers, academics from universities and research centres, and representatives of civil society in developing and least developed countries involved in policy formulation and implementation, research, teaching, advocacy or field work in the area of trade and gender.

Applicants should hold an advanced degree in Economics, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Gender studies, or related area, as well as excellent knowledge of Spanish. The selected participants will be exempt from the fees associated with access to the course and the e-tutoring services provided.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to achieve the following objectives:

  • Look at the economy from a gender perspective
  • Identify the channels through which trade affects women’s economic empowerment and well-being, and the channels through which gender inequality affects trade performance and competitiveness
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities that e-commerce can provide to women-owned small enterprises
  • Be familiar with the ongoing debate and rulemaking on trade and gender at the multilateral, regional and bilateral levels
  • 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

The deadline for applications is 24 September 2023.

06 Sep 2023

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Ms. Simonetta Zarrilli
Chief, Trade, Gender and Development Programme
Division on International Trade and Commodities , UNCTAD