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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Matiti Trish Kabi

Alosang Enterprise
Matiti Trish Kabi is the Executive Director of Alosang Enterprise, a Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Farm and Agro Processing company in Lesotho. With a background in Economics & Accounting, coupled with Masters of Business Leadership; her last 25 years have been on Projects seeking Economic Development and Empowerment to improve the quality of life for Basotho people.
She has numerous accolades including an award as Lesotho’s Leading Woman Entrepreneur – 2017 SADC competition for Female Bio Scientists across 13 African Countries. She also received the 2015 – Women Making Strides in the Economic Development of Lesotho by National Broadcaster (Lesotho TV).
Her ability to Influence Policy, Establish Networks, Efficiently & Effectively Implement Projects, has afforded her the opportunity to serve on several Boards both in Lesotho and South Africa.
Matiti’s Life-long Vision is to see Lesotho & Africa out of poverty through Implementation of Sustainable Projects focusing on Health & Food Security.