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Women’s Economic Empowerment

CLDP to Conduct Workshop on Franchising: A Business Model to Facilitate the Success of Women and Youth Led Enterprises


CLDP through AWYEG, and in partnership with the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), the American Business Council Nigeria, the Commercial Service Women Empowered Leave Legacies Through Trade and Investment (WELLTI), and the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), will...

Dominican Republic: CLDP Conducts Capacity-Building Webinar with Visa for Women-Owned Businesses

On April 13, CLDP conducted a webinar for the three main women-owned business associations in the Dominican Republic (DR). The webinar featured a business finance expert from Visa-DR and focused on financial education. This event is part of CLDP’s programming to improve women’s business access to...

Handicraft Export Initiative

After agriculture, the artisan sector provides the second largest number of jobs in developing and emerging markets, providing a powerful pathway out of poverty for millions. It is essential for income distribution and job growth across socio-economic levels, in particular for women, who may constitute up to 80% of the sector. It is also a significant vector of political and social stability as it...

CLDP to Conduct Masterclass on Investment and Export Readiness Under the AfCFTA


The United States Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), through the Africa Women and Youth Empowerment Group (AWYEG), and in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Organization of Women in...

Moldova - Ambassador to US Meeting

On February 14th CLDP met with Ambassador Viorel Ursu at Moldova's Embassy to the United States in Washington, DC. CLDP's multiple workstreams, areas of future cooperation, and Moldova's transitioning government were all topics of the discussion. Ambassador Ursu will be participating in CLDP's...