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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Kule Galma

Youth Representative, WTO Accessions China Programme
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 - currently she is working with fintech start-up, Fineazy, to aid them in the area of business development and customer acquisition.  She also believes in the power of giving back and is voluntarily working to establish the Legal Training Center in Somalia, which is aimed at youth.

Prior to joining the WTO, Kulé worked in London as a Finance Business Partner, for Al Rayan Bank in Qatar as a Credit Risk officer and for QNB Capital as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst. She holds a first-class honors Bachelor's degree in Finance and a Master's degree in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.