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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. 

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Inclusive Trade and Economic Growth [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 13
 

16:00

Talking trade strategies for small businesses, women, and youth / Débat sur les stratégies commerciales pour les petites entreprises, les femmes et les jeunes
EN
This session will gather ministers from LDCs and global leaders to discuss implementation of trade strategies and national-level plans in light of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The panel will focus on current and future opportunities and challenges to ensure regional and global trade contributes to poverty reduction and job creation, particularly for small businesses, women, and youth. Panellists will take stock of progress in LDCs to use trade to achieve the SDGs, and identify what is needed to step up efforts in support of the SDGs. The panel will pay specific attention to the role the EIF plays in supporting and coordinating Aid for Trade initiatives at the national level.

FR
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
avatar for Daniela Zehentner-Capell

Daniela Zehentner-Capell

Head of division, trade policy Division, Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Daniela Zehentner-Capell is head of the division “Trade Policy” at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Before May 2018, the division’s name was “Trade-related Development Cooperation” (since 2013; head of division: Daniela Zehentner-Capell... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Abze Djigma

Abze Djigma

Her Royal Highness Princess, Burkina Faso
H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma is a Mossi Princess from Burkina Faso and a direct descendant of Princess Yennenga, mother of the Mossi people and a famous warrior in the 12th century.She is:Chair of the H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma Foundation;Special Envoy of the President of Burkina... Read More →
avatar for Kule Galma

Kule Galma

Youth Representative, WTO Accessions China Programme, Somalia
Kulé is currently working for the World Trade Organization’s Accessions Division and in this capacity she is supporting the Accessions case of Somalia and other East African LDCs.Kulé is passionate about fostering greater financial inclusion and literacy in emerging markets... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Henry Amon Robin Mussa, M.P.

Hon. Henry Amon Robin Mussa, M.P.

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Malawi
In both business and political worlds, there is a comparatively small section of leaders; individuals who seem able to build relationships, trust, and rapport with almost anyone, and then are able to broker the relationships and make connections between people, creating partnerships... Read More →
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Laila Said-Hassane

Directrice Exécutive, Mutuelle d’Epargne et de Crédit , Union des Comores
Laila Said-Hassane est née dans le Nord de la Grande Comores, la principale île de l’archipel des Comores. Diplômée de l'Institut National des Télécommunications, en France, et de l'Université Paris IX Dauphine, elle intègre en 1999 un cabinet d'audit et de Conseil appel... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Tami

Pierre Tami

CEO, Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia
Pierre Tami, originally from Switzerland, is a social entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in Asia. He is the founder of Shift360 Foundation which facilitates sustainable economic opportunities for Cambodian youth in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Pierre is also the founder of... Read More →

Presentation
avatar for Abze Djigma

Abze Djigma

Her Royal Highness Princess, Burkina Faso
H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma is a Mossi Princess from Burkina Faso and a direct descendant of Princess Yennenga, mother of the Mossi people and a famous warrior in the 12th century.She is:Chair of the H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma Foundation;Special Envoy of the President of Burkina... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
Session room CR
 
Thursday, June 14
 

09:30

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
EN
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.

FR
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
avatar for Sarah Beeching

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 →
avatar for Annette Ssemuwemba

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
avatar for Kerstin Jonsson Cissé

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 →
avatar for Heather Ducharme

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 →
avatar for Axel Pougin de La Maisonneuve

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 →
avatar for Andrew Staines

Andrew Staines

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

Presentation
avatar for Betty Chinyamunyamu

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 →
avatar for Damchae Den

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 →
avatar for Alberta Vitale

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

14:15

Making the connections between inclusive trade, economic growth, and LDC graduation / Établir des liens entre commerce inclusif, croissance économique et reclassement des PMA
EN
Trade is one of the means to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And, a number of LDCs from Africa, Asia, and the Pacific have met or are in the process of meeting the graduation criteria as indicated in the Istanbul Program of Action for the LDCs.
This session will explore the main opportunities for LDCs and the structural and external vulnerabilities that can preclude LDCs from achieving a smooth transition to graduation. The session will identify support needed in institutional, regulatory, knowledge, and skills areas to spur economic growth and inclusive trade as well as reducing the vulnerabilities to achieving sustainable graduation.

FR
Le commerce est l'un des outils qui permettent d'atteindre les Objectifs de développement durable. En outre, un certain nombre de PMA d'Afrique, d'Asie et du Pacifique satisfont aux critères de reclassement indiqués dans le Programme d'action d'Istanbul en faveur des PMA, ou sont sur le point d'y parvenir.
Durant cette séance, on étudiera les principales opportunités qui s'offrent aux PMA, et les vulnérabilités structurelles et externes qui peuvent les empêcher de sortir en douceur de leur catégorie. On identifiera le soutien nécessaire en matière institutionnelle et réglementaire, ainsi qu'en ce qui concerne le savoir et les compétences, pour stimuler la croissance économique et le commerce inclusif, et pour réduire les vulnérabilités qui freinent une sortie durable de la catégorie des PMA.


Moderators
avatar for Shishir Priyadarshi

Shishir Priyadarshi

Director, Development Division, WTO
Shishir Priyadarshi, a senior Director of the World Trade Organization, is an international expert on Trade and Development. He heads the Development Division of the WTO, whose mandate is to facilitate work on all trade related developmental issues in the organization.A significant... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Debapriya Bhattacharya

Debapriya Bhattacharya

Chair, LDC IV Monitor and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue
Debapriya Bhattacharya, PhD is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka, where he was its first Executive Director. Former Bangladesh Ambassador to WTO and UN Offices in Geneva and Vienna; Coordinator of LDC Group in the UN system and Special Advisor on... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Gay

Daniel Gay

Inter-regional Adviser, UNDESA
Daniel Gay is an inter-regional adviser on least developed countries (LDCs) with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Daniel has provided trade-related technical assistance and capacity-building support to over 25 countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Central Asia, East... Read More →
avatar for Jodie Keane

Jodie Keane

Economic Advisor, Trade division, Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth Secretariat has recently undertaken a six month project on Graduation from Least Developed Country status. This process has included a specific contribution to the Gradjet platform being developed by the UN Committee for Development Policy, on trade related adjustment... Read More →
avatar for Willie Luen

Willie Luen

Head of Aid Coordination and Negotiation Unit,Prime minister's Office, Vanuatu
Willie Luen is the Head of Aid Coordination and Negotiation Unit in the Prime Minister's Office in Vanuatu. In this role he is also the EIF Focal Point for Vanuatu. Willie's previous role was as the Principal Trade Development Officer, where he was responsible for the trade mainstreaming... Read More →
avatar for Fulisia Saleuesile

Fulisia Saleuesile

Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Samoa
Fulisia Saleuesile is the Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Trade, Commerce and Manufacturing Sector Coordinating Unit (TCM-CU) within the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour. He is responsible for the monitoring of the Trade Sector Support Program and reporting... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
Session room W