With the financial support of TradeMark East Africa, UNCTAD analyzed gender and trade issues in five East African Community (EAC) countries – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda – to assess the impact of regional integration on women’s employment and quality of life.
The UNCTAD-TMEA collaboration generated several results during the period 2016–2018, including a study on "East African Community Regional Integration: Trade and Gender Implications”, an advocacy document on “Advocating for Gender-Sensitive Trade Policymaking in the East African Community”, a regional workshop in Nairobi on 9 May 2018, and an online course on “Trade and Gender Linkages in the East African Community”.
Learning helps put gender front and centre in trade
A landmark UNCTAD online training course for East Africa has won plaudits from participants, who say it will help them etch gender concerns into trade policies.
East African nations can help empower women economically by harnessing trade policies
DonorsTradeMark East Africa
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda