Argentina

Latin America: an online global public good to enable compliance with Regulations on Deforestation-free value chains II
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Beatriz
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Rodriguez Perez
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brodriguez@intracen.org
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<p>This project will enhance ITC offerings of global public goods &nbsp; by advancing the development of additional functionalities within the Deforestation-Free Trade Gateway (DFTG) whose development has recently started in March 2024 under the ITC project C374. The DFTG aims to mitigate the potential impact of the new European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) on trade flows between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the European Union, particularly for economic operators involved in the production and trade of the commodities covered by the Regulation.</p><p>The project will enhance and simplify the utilization of the Producers registry by introducing an invitation mechanism. This mechanism will enable EU operators and exporters to collect and compile the farm-level information from their suppliers through the DFTG, facilitating the substantiation of their Due Diligence (DD) statements. Furthermore, EU operators and LAC exporters will be able to issue a DD self-statement document with the information they gathered through the invitation mechanism.</p><p>The new functionalities under development will undergo testing within the same value chain and pilot countries as the Producers&apos; registry.&nbsp;</p>

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Latin America: an online global public good to enable compliance with Regulations on Deforestation-free value chains
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Beatriz
Last name
Rodriguez Perez
Email
brodriguez@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>This project will enhance ITC offerings of global public goods through the development of a tool, the Deforestation-Free Trade Gateway (DFTG), aimed to mitigate the potential impact of the new European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) on trade flows between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the European Union, particularly for economic operators involved in the production and trade of the commodities covered by the Regulation.&nbsp;</p><p>The project will develop a functionality, the Deforestation-Free-Trade Producer Registry, for value chain operators in both European and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries to gather evidence that the products they trade do not originate from deforested or forest degraded areas. Thus, &nbsp;the Deforestation-Free Producer Registry will gather the farm-level information that the EU operators need for issuing their Due Diligence Statement.</p>

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C374
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SheTrades Latin America: Supporting women businesses‘ transition towards the post COVID digital age
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Beatriz
Last name
Rodriguez Perez
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brodriguez@intracen.org
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Empowering women through e-commerce

Companies are invited to apply to the programme. To qualify for the e-commerce training, companies must be:

  • Micro, small or medium companies where women hold at least 25% of leadership roles
  • Located in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama or Uruguay 
  • Producer and marketer of products suitable for sale online, such as beauty and cosmetics, fashion, accessories, jewellery, handicrafts, toys, stationery, gourmet products, digital marketing, consulting services, and others.

For more information, visit the SheTrades website. 

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Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p><br></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>SheTrades Latin America is an initiative of ITC - SheTrades Global, implemented by ITC - ecomConnect. With the objective of empowering and training 1,000 women-led companies to enable them to sell their products and services online. The programme will run from June 2022 to December 2023.&nbsp;</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>ITC works with strategic partner institutions specialized in e-commerce in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Uruguay, to develop tools and events in Spanish. The project aims to guide and assess a total of 1,000 beneficiary companies in their e-commerce journey on the virtual learning platform developed by the project.</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>SheTrades LatAm will contribute to SDG 5 and the ITC target of &quot;Connecting 3 Million Women to Markets.&quot;&nbsp;</strong></p><p><br></p><p>SheTrades Latin America es una iniciativa piloto de SheTrades Global, implementada por ecomConnect. Su objetivo es aumentar la digitalizaci&oacute;n de 1,000 empresas latinoamericanas lideradas por mujeres para vender en l&iacute;nea. El proyecto se comenz&oacute; en junio, 2022, y se llevar&aacute; a cabo hasta diciembre de 2023.</p><p>El ITC trabaja con las instituciones t&eacute;cnicas especializadas en comercio digital en Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panam&aacute; y Uruguay para desarrollar y probar las herramientas y eventos en espa&ntilde;ol. El proyecto aspira a capacitar a un total de 1.000 empresas beneficiarias en su ruta para vender en l&iacute;nea utilizando la plataforma de aprendizaje virtual desarrollada en el marco del proyecto.&nbsp;</p><p>SheTrades LatAm contribuir&aacute; al ODS 5 y al objetivo del ITC de &ldquo;Conectar a 3 millones de mujeres con el mercado&rdquo;.</p>

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Inclusive trade: SheTrades initiative
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Amy
Last name
Fallon
Email
fallon@intracen.org
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What is the SheTrades Initiative? 

Our SheTrades Initiative has changed the economic lives of three million women in 30 countries by connecting them to markets. We have opened 12 regional hubs across Africa, Asia, South America, the Caribbean and Europe, and we continue to grow. 

The Initiative centres on empowering women engaging in international trade and creating a women-inclusive fairer business ecosystem. We help them overcome barriers and, with them, identify areas that urgently need to be addressed. 

Consultations with global thought leaders reveal persisting barriers between key actors and the building blocks of women’s enterprise development: gender-disaggregated research, inclusive policy, skills development, access to markets and finance.  

SheTrades works across countries, regions and stakeholders to champion quality data on women’s participation in trade. We work with policymakers to level the playing field for women, leverage partnerships with the public and private sectors, and connect women to markets and learning opportunities through our one-stop online platform, SheTrades.com.  

The Initiative is a proud contributor to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

 

ITC SheTrades beneficiary works with over 50,000 smallholder farmers to turn avocado rejects into high-quality oil that is exported to Europe, US, and Asia.

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6 July 2022
Faces of SheTrades

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Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p><strong>ITC FOR EVERY WOMAN, EVERYWHERE.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">ITC recognizes that Gender Equality is a right in and of itself and a requisite for sustainable development. All women everywhere have the right to a decent income, employment, working conditions and a choice and voice in shaping their economic context. Over the next four years, ITC will support a broad universe of women (entrepreneurs, producers, workers, young women, small-scale cross border traders), by leveraging trade and public procurement, mobilising SheTrades Hubs and high-level champions, and tapping into partnerships. The implementation strategy will be scaled up, inclusive, results-oriented and future-focused.<br></span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">ITC&rsquo;s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan identifies gender as one of the five impact areas to deliver an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable future.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB">Our Vision by 2025 is as follows:</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>1.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">ITC is recognised as an <strong>agenda-setter</strong> on empowering women to trade, through the SheTrades Initiative&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>2.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Through ITC support, <strong>BSOs, market partners and financial institutions</strong> develop world-class women in trade programmes&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>3.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Women <strong>trade more</strong> and on <strong>better terms</strong>, hold more <strong>decent jobs</strong>, and a stronger <strong>voice</strong> in trade&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>4.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">ITC is a <strong>trusted and effective partner</strong> to deliver on the A4T/gender agenda&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>5.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">ITC has an <strong>effective coordinated response</strong> to addressing the trade and gender challenge</span></p>

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Asia Pacific: Facilitating women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurial skills development (SheTrades)
Gulf region: Harnessing the economic potential of women entrepreneurs in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (SheTrades)
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C131
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ITC supports interregional trade in Latin American and Caribbean countries as the most conducive to productive and export diversification. Investment in trade facilitation, sustainable production and digitalisation of commerce will propel the region forward and contribute to gender equality. ITC’s programmes specifically  foster the creation of quality employment for women and female-led enterprise in international trade in the region.

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