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COMESA moves to promote gender mainstreaming in trade

Published on May 31, 2017

Regional countries should always consider gender in policy formulation and implementation, as well as in the negotiations of trade and other agreements because it is key to economic growth, Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary General, has said.

Speaking during the launch of an online training course for COMESA countries on the “links between trade and gender” on Monday, Kituyi said mainstreaming gender would ensure equity and inclusion in the region’s development agenda.

The training would focus on the interactions between trade and gender and their links to the Common Market for East and Southern African (COMESA) countries’ inclusive development strategies, as well as the influence of trade integration on gender outcomes in different economic sectors among member countries. Read more. Source | New Times