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Africa: CLDP to Conduct Workshop on AfCFTA Empowerment of Women and Youth: The Potential Impact in the Innovative Sectors


From June 23-24, CLDP, in coordination with the  African Continental Free Trade Area (AWYEG), Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) and the Africa Technology and Creatives Group (ATCG), will conduct a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop will focus on the impediments and challenges of women and youth in the innovative sectors, and the potential impact of the AfCFTA in its empowerment of women and youth.

The workshop will address the lack of knowledge about the AfCFTA and how it may impact trade and investment in the sectors of health care (mhealth apps), digital trade, agribusiness, and creative industries. It will discuss the issues/impediments in these sectors and make recommendations as to the types of policies, legislation, and initiatives that would assist the empowerment of women and youth to succeed in these sectors. ATCG will provide in-kind resources including the use of their development hub premises for the workshop.

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