Trade and regional integration for economic transformation in Africa – from policy to practice
26 September 2017 5:00 pm
26 September 2017 6:30 pm
This joint ECDPM and ACET session will illustrate the opportunities, incentives and challenges of trade in an African integration context, from a practical perspective. The speakers will not only address the merits of trade integration for inclusive development, but also the concrete challenges of implementation in three specific cases; Telecom in EAC, Mode IV in WA, and the CFTA. They will bring a political economy understanding of winners and losers related to specific interests that shape trade integration progress in Africa.
- Telecom services in East Africa – the One Network Area. Leonard Mungarulire, Co-founding partner at Ntare Insights Ltd.
- Mode IV of GATS – the case of talent mobility in West Africa, focusing on border management. Dr Ed Brown, Director of Country Engagements and Operations, ACET
- The dynamics in the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) of the African Union. Dr Sanoussi Bilal, Head of Trade, Investment and Finance Programme, ECDPM
Moderator: Kathleen Van Hove, Senior Policy Officer, ECDPM.
This event will take place in the framework of the WTO Public Forum 2017 — “Trade: Behind the Headlines” (room B).
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LocationWorld Trade Organization
Rue de Lausanne 154
Economic Transformation and TradeTradeAfrica