Sixty-six participants from forty countries successfully completed the first edition of UNCTAD's online course on trade and gender, held from 19 January to 8 March 2015. All participants agreed the course had met or exceeded their expectations and enhanced their knowledge of the trade-gender links.
"Trade and gender is currently at the heart of development thinking, since incorporating gender into economic analysis allows us to capture the social and cultural aspects of our economy. .. This is critically needed for inclusive growth." said course graduate Elias Bagumhe, of Tanzania's Ministry of East African Cooperation.
The online course on trade and gender was developed by UNCTAD's Virtual Institute and Trade, Gender and Development Section, with financial support from the Government of Finland. Participants included academia, government, civil society and the private sector.
The objective of the course was to provide participants with the knowledge needed to analyse the two-way relationship between trade and gender and, ultimately, to produce gender-aware policy recommendations. Read more. Source | UNACTAD