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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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Michel Sebera

Ministry of Trade and Industry Rwanda
Permanent Secretary
The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mr. Michel M. SEBERA, is married and was appointed The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Trade and Industry of Rwanda on 30th August 2017. Mr. SEBERA has served in Public Services in the past:
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning: Legal Officer of the Ministry. (September 2005 -March 2006).
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning: Acting Director of External Finance Unit .(March 2008-June 2009).
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning: Professional in charge of external resources Mobilization, external Unit. (December 2006 -March 2008).
  • African Development Bank Group: Advisor to the Executive representing Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Mr. SEBERA has been a Member of Directors of the Housing bank, Secretary to the board of Directors of the Institute of analysis and research, a Member of national Transactional Commission.
Mr. SEBERA graduated from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University of Japan (Master Degree of Sciences in International Cooperation Policy, 2010-2011), National University of Rwanda (Bachelor’s Degree in Law, 1999-2003).