Webinar on revisiting trade and industrial policies in the times of COVID-19

07 February 2022
08:00 - 09:30 hrs. (CET)

South-South Integration - Sharing of Policy Experiences

This webinar will present the country-case studies on industrial and trade policies that were prepared for Ethiopia under the UNCTAD-project and discuss their findings.

It brings together policymakers and researchers from various developing countries and addresses a wide audience. The objective is to stimulate domestic debate on the policy agenda and the key priorities for 2022.

The key objectives and expected outcomes of the event are the following:

  • To assess the experience of Ethiopia regarding industrial and trade policies designed to foster industrialization and structural transformation.
  • To discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has changed the scenario and the key challenges and opportunities faced by the country.
  • To create an open dialogue in which member States can gain a better understanding of the key industrial and trade challenges that developing countries are facing in the current global economic environment.


(Central European Time)

Moderator: Mr. Piergiuseppe Fortunato, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD

8:00–8:05            Welcome address, UNCTAD (5 mins)

8:05–8:15            Keynote address: High-level official from Ethiopia (10 mins) – Professor Beyene Peteros

8:15–9:05            Panel discussion

  • Kiflu G. Molla, PSI Ethiopia (15 mins)
  • Berihu Assefa Gebrehiwot, PSI Ethiopia (15 mins)
  • Neva Makgetla, TIPS, South Africa (10 min)
  • Anushka Wijesinha, Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka (10 min)

9:05–9:25            Open discussion (20 mins)

9:25–9:30            Concluding remarks, PSI (5 mins)

The event will take place through zoom. Online registration is required.


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Policy Studies Institute - Ethiopia

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