Dar es Salaam, 13 September 2022 (TDI): The AfCFTA Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is organizing the AfCFTA Conference on Women and Youth. The event will take place from 12 to 14 September 2022, in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania.
The AfCFTA Conference on Women and Youth in Trade is convened under the patronage of Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Conference is being held under the theme “Women and Youth: The Engine of AfCFTA Trade in Africa”. It will provide a platform for women and youth in trade, policymakers, development partners, financiers, and other key stakeholders.
Moreover, it aims to work on the continent to discuss, in-depth, perspectives on women and youth in trade.
Women & youth are the engine of trade in #Africa.
This week’s @AfCFTA Conference on Women & Youth in Trade in #Tanzania is an important milestone twd a more inclusive & sustainable growth for the continent. pic.twitter.com/d9SAcVsUwG
— Ahunna Eziakonwa (@ahunnaeziakonwa) September 13, 2022
The objective of the Conference
The objective is to develop policy proposals for the draft Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade. The Conference is also expected to design concrete solutions that enhance the ability of women and youth to take advantage of opportunities offered by the AfCFTA.
The overall outcome of the AfCFTA Conference on Women and Youth in Trade is a Plan of Action for stakeholders and policymakers. It also highlights key areas identified for intervention to enhance the ability of women and youth to meaningfully take advantage of the AfCFTA.
It is an important milestone toward more inclusive & sustainable growth for the continent.
The Conference will host Heads of state and Government, Ministers responsible for Trade; and Ministers responsible for Gender and Youth Affairs. Moreover, it includes Development Partners; Women and Youth Entrepreneurs and Businesses; policymakers.
In addition to that, it is envisaged to be a landmark event that provides the opportunity to take stock of progress in implementing policies and programs. These programs will enhance the capacity of women and youth to trade.