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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Richard Kamajugo

TradeMark East Africa
Senior Director Trade Environment
In his role as Senior Director, Trade environment at TradeMark East Africa, Richard Kamajugo's mandate focuses on improving trade systems, processes, legal and trade policy issues and reducing trade barriers in the East African Community EAC. He began his carrier at the Ministry of Commerce in Uganda before joining the Customs department where he grew through the ranks to become Commissioner for Customs and oversaw the implementation of reforms and trade facilitation initiatives. He has undergone training in leadership and negotiation and participated in EAC and COMESA negotiations as well as the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. He has a Bachelors degree in Economics, a Diploma in Trade Policy and an MBA.

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