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The Forum will bring together leaders from governments, donors, international organizations, business and academia to foster trade action in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and inspire deeper collaborations and commitments in support of further LDC integration into global and regional trade.
2018 is a turning point for LDCs and trade, with a growing trade gap between developed nations and the world’s poorest countries and increasing instability in the world economy. The momentum we generate this year must lead to further integration of LDCs into trade at multiple scales into the future.  
At the Forum, leaders and practitioners from around the world will share what they have achieved on trade development in LDCs to date, with Aid for Trade complementing national initiatives, and will commit to doing more to ensure LDCs integrate and benefit from global trade. It will culminate in a call to action to leverage trade to combat poverty and inequality and to create a more inclusive trading system. 
Thursday, June 14 • 09:30 - 10:30
Dragons' Den: Bright ideas for inclusive trade development in LDCs / "Dragons' Den": Bonnes idées pour le développement du commerce inclusif dans les PMA Thème: Commerce inclusif et croissance économique

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The Global Forum will pioneer an innovative format for launching concrete investment opportunities. A plenary session in “Dragons’ Den” style will bring together leading thinkers from donor governments, development banks, the private sector, and the trade for development community.
Representatives from LDCs will have the unique opportunity to pitch new investment opportunities that support inclusive trade to the experts, and receive immediate feedback.

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Cette séance réunira ministres des PMA et dirigeants mondiaux qui débattront de la mise en œuvre des stratégies commerciales et des plans nationaux à la lumière des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) pour 2030. Les participants se concentreront sur les opportunités à saisir et sur les défis actuels et futurs à relever pour que le commerce régional et mondial contribue à la réduction de la pauvreté et à la création d'emplois, en particulier pour les petites entreprises, les femmes et les jeunes. Les intervenants feront le point sur les progrès enregistrés dans les PMA pour se servir du commerce afin d'atteindre les ODD, et ils recenseront ce qui est nécessaire pour intensifier les efforts visant à atteindre les ODD. On accordera une attention particulière au rôle joué par le CIR dans le soutien aux initiatives d'Aide pour le commerce au niveau national, et leur coordination.


Moderators
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Sarah Beeching

Executive Director, Oschun Partnership
Sarah is an economist, strategist, and operational policy maker. She is passionate about tackling injustice and poverty through creating and delivering effective campaign and advocacy strategies. Sarah is the founder and Executive Director of Oshun Partnership, and has led many international... Read More →
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Annette Ssemuwemba

Deputy Executive Director, EIF
Ms Ssemuwemba joined the EIF programme as Deputy Executive Director on 1st October 2017. Prior to that, she was the Chief Strategy and Results Officer and member of the Senior Leadership team at TradeMark East Africa. In this role, she was responsible for strategy execution and results... Read More →

Speakers
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Kerstin Jonsson Cissé

Head, Global Economy Unit, Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
Mrs Kerstin Jonsson Cissé currently heads the Unit for Globally Sustainable Economic Development at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and is responsible for the implementation of the strategy on Global Action for Sustainable Economic Development, which includes... Read More →
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Heather Ducharme

Sustainable Sourcing Manager, The body shop
Heather joined the Body Shop in 2016 as a Sustainable Sourcing Manager.Heather has been working on sustainability for almost 20 years. She began her career in ecology research, site remediation and waste management projects in North America, before joining the Canadian government... Read More →
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Axel Pougin de La Maisonneuve

Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission/DEVCO
Axel de La Maisonneuve is Deputy Head of the Trade and Private Sector unit in the Directorate General for Development and International Cooperation (DEVCO)  in the European Commission. He has worked since 1991 in the European Commission and has specialised in  the development and... Read More →
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Andrew Staines

Ambassador Deputy Permanent Representative (Economic), Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations Office

Presentation
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Betty Chinyamunyamu

Chief Executive Officer, National Smallholder Farmers Association (NASFAM), Malawi
Betty Chinyamunyamu is an accomplished Development Economist with a proven track record of devising and implementing development programmes that expand opportunities for people to lift themselves out of poverty. She specializes in strategic planning, agribusiness development, policy... Read More →
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Damchae Den

Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAOWE), Bhutan
From potato chips to steel Damchae Dem began life making and selling potato chips from home to augment her husbands income bringing up their four children. She pioneered construction steel in Bhutan selling under the brand Perfect TMX TMT . Her company Pelden Enterprise Ltd manufactures... Read More →
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Alberta Vitale

Associate Director of Samoa’s Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI), Samoa
Associate Director Alberta Vitale oversees all of Women in Business Development Inc’s operations, which includes the organic programme, finance, marketing and communications, donor projects and human resources. She is a member of the National Organic Advisory Steering Committee... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 09:30 - 10:30
Session room CR

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