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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Werikhe Michael Kafabusa

Minister of State for Trade
Mr.Werikhe Michael Kafabusa was born in 1955 in Mbale District, Eastern Uganda. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences Degree he obtained in 1979 from Makerere University, and a Masters of Arts in Physical Planning from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Between 1980 and 1982, he worked as a Tutorial Assistant and as a lecturer at Makerere University, Faculty of Social Sciences. He also worked as a Senior Physical Planner and Commissioner responsible for urban and rural development planning in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. From 2001 to date, Mr. Werikhe has been a Member of Parliament for Bungokho County, South Mbale District. He has served as a Minister of State for various ministries such as; Housing, Energy, Industry and is currently Minister of State for Trade, in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives.