Trade Forum

The in-depth digital knowledge platform of the International Trade Centre explores export development and trade issues in developing and least developed countries. The contributions focus on trade promotion and export development as part of the International Trade Centre’s technical cooperation programme with developing countries and economies in transition.

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A bright future for small business in Fiji

Evelyn Seltier talked with Craig Strong, chief executive officer of Fiji’s investment and trade promotion agency Investment Fiji, about how small businesses on the small Pacific Island state were able to survive the export crisis – and what their plan is to make sure it stays this way.  ...

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Five million stars

International Trade Forum collected the views of His Excellency Khaltmaagiin Battulga, the President of Mongolia, on sustainable tourism opportunities in his country

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Let’s clean that e-waste!

Evelyn Seltier of the International Trade Centre talked with Julie Repetti, co-founder of SetTIC, about the challenges and opportunities of going green in business – and how to finish off that e-waste sustainably.  

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Making art a business with impact

Trade Forum had the opportunity to talk with Sheker Akiniyazova, an inspiring artist, to find out what moved her to build her business, Keshde Art-Studio. She is also a member of the Union of Architects of Turkmenistan and an active volunteer for programmes that support children with disabilities....

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Making community-based tourism shine where it matters

Evelyn Seltier of International Trade Forum talked with Jeanette Scherpenzeel of CBI in the Netherlands to find out how community-based tourism in Myanmar can make a difference for the country and its economy

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Making women business leaders in Tajikistan

Evelyn Seltier of the International Trade Centre talked with Farzona Tilavova, head of Consultancy group Kamolot 1, about the impact of her work, the importance of educated women, and how to be a successful entrepreneur.

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Malmö: Fairtrade City of the World

Evelyn Seltier of the International Trade Centre talked with the Mayor of Malmö, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, to find out how a city can change its way of doing business – to become greener and more sustainable.   Malmö has received the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2021,...

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Only women can drive change in the IT sector

  Women in Digital is an award-winning tech enterprise that encourages women working in the tech industry – and inspiring them to become leaders. Evelyn Seltier talked with the CEO, Achia Nila, about her drive for empowering women in a male-dominated sector.

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Our employees make it possible

Myanmar reported its first case of COVID-19 on 23 March. The government responded with restrictions to prevent the virus from spreading: banning mass gatherings, suspending visas, issuing stay-at-home orders, quarantining, promoting social distancing and imposing legal actions against those who...

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Skills are not enough

Evelyn Seltier talked with agribusiness owner Fatimata Kallon from Sierra Leone about how access to finance is key for surviving as a micro business.  

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SPOTLIGHT with Natalia Cano

In this live interview, Natalia Cano, Head of Brand & Reputation Asia Pacific at Google, demonstrates Google’s economic impact and digital responsibility.  

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Spotlight: Professor Muhammad Yunus

Vittorio Cammarota, chief editor of Trade Forum, speaks with Professor Yunus to explore the concept of micro-lending, the importance of youth, and what entrepreneurship really means.