Mauritius

SheTrades Mauritius
Contact
First name
Michelle Ayu Chinta
Last name
Kristy
Email
kristy@intracen.org
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Recipients

Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>The SheTrades Mauritius project aims to increase the participation of women-led businesses and young women graduates in trade in Mauritius by fostering and enabling an inclusive business environment through setting up a SheTrades Mauritius Hub and improving their competitiveness to access markets. Financed by the government of the United Kingdom, the project will be implemented in partnership with the Economic Development Board (EDB) Mauritius, which will host the SheTrades Hub in the country.</p><p>The SheTrades Mauritius project will:</p><ul type="disc"><li>improve the business support ecosystem to support the growth of women&apos;s economic empowerment initiatives and activities through setting up the ITC SheTrades Mauritius Hub</li><li>improve capacity of women-led businesses in Mauritius to access markets</li><li>improve sector-specific entrepreneurial skills of young women graduates in Mauritius</li></ul><p>&nbsp;The target beneficiaries of this project are the host institution of the SheTrades Mauritius Hub, women-led businesses in the following export-oriented sectors (ICT, textile and apparel, jewelry, agro-processing and tourism) and young women graduates in the textile and apparel sector.</p>

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Project
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External ID
C236
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Global: Climate competitiveness: Building opportunities in the green economy for emerging and developing countries
Contact
First name
Alexander
Last name
Kasterine
Email
kasterine@intracen.org
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Implementing partners

Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>The project aims to increase the engagement of six developing and emerging countries in the Trade and Environment Structured Sustainability Discussions (TESSD) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The project will carry out research in partnership with countries on the role of trade in supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives. It will support countries on the basis of this research and multistakeholder consultations to make submissions to TESSD in the form of best practices, lessons learnt, common regional approaches on standards etc. Furthermore, the project will help countries to understand the range of trade related climate measures facing MSMEs and the strategies to help compliance with them.</p>

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Project
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External ID
C190
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Commonwealth+: Increasing participation of women owned businesses in trade (SheTrades)
Contact
First name
Michelle Ayu Chinta
Last name
Kristy
Email
kristy@intracen.org
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Resources

Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>SheTrades Commonwealth + project aims to foster an enabling business ecosystem by promoting inclusive policy and data and engaging business support organizations, private-sector partners, and women-led businesses in the Commonwealth countries. <span>&nbsp;</span>The project will focus on scalability and immediate results by strengthening the functionalities and diversifying services of the SheTrades Initiative globally through SheTrades Outlook and SheTrades Hubs. This project will build upon the previous phase of the SheTrades Commonwealth project that has been ongoing since 2018, over which time sustainable networks of stakeholders at both ecosystem and SME levels have been built and sustained.&nbsp;</p>

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Project
Date
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External ID
C185
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Partnership for enhancing export capacity of Africa to China (PEECAC)
Contact
First name
Tianyu
Last name
Mao
Email
tmao@intracen.org
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Resources

Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>This 3-year project aims to promote economic and trade cooperation between China and Africa through participation in the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE) and the Distribution, Trading and Processing Centre (DTPC) of Hunan Province, China.<span>&nbsp;</span>The project will support selected African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia) to increase export of agriculture and food products to China and attract sustainable Chinese investment with the overall objective to contribute to job creation and poverty reduction in these selected African countries.</p>

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Project
Date
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External ID
C040
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Inclusive trade: SheTrades initiative
Contact
First name
Judith
Last name
Fessehaie
Email
jfessehaie@intracen.org
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Context

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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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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Programme
Projects
SheTrades Latin America: Supporting women businesses‘ transition towards the post COVID digital age
SheTrades Hub Gambia
Egypt: SheTrades (AfTIAS)
AfCFTA: Empowering women in the AfCFTA - Phase 2 (SheTrades)
SheTrades Morocco
SheTrades West Africa
SheTrades Zambia
SheTrades and UPS partnership
SheTrades and UPS
Global: SheTrades Connect
SheTrades and Mary Kay
SheTrades Zambia: Increasing the participation of women in trade
SheTrades: Trade Impact Group - WTO
SheTrades: using data to address constraints to extra-EU trade
SheTrades: Empowering African women through e-commerce
SheTrades: Empowering women and boosting livelihoods through agricultural trade: Leveraging the AfCFTA
SheTrades: Accelerator Programme for women entrepreneurs in the Apparel, Accessories and Home Décor sector
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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External ID
C131
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Trade Intelligence: UK Trade Partnerships Programme
Contact
First name
Mathieu
Last name
Loridan
Email
loridan@intracen.org

Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p><span data-contrast="none">ITC&rsquo;s trade and market intelligence interventions in the 24 UK Trade Partnerships Programme countries will consist of several interrelated components</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">to foster transparency and &nbsp;enhanced access</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to information on trade opportunities and market access requirements <span data-contrast="none">for small and medium</span><span data-contrast="none">-</span><span data-contrast="none">sized e</span><span data-contrast="none">nterprises</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">. This will be done</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;through</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;data</span><span data-contrast="none"> sharing, capacity building, and</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;the</span><span data-contrast="none"> setting up of&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">trade&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">obstacle alert mechanisms.</span></p>

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Programme
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External ID
B906
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