ANNUAL RESEARCH AND POLICY SYMPOSIUM ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT 2019

Call for Papers:

Nairobi, Kenya

INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE PARTICIPATION AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN TRADE

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth (UoP) and the Centre for International Trade and Investment Law – India invite researchers and policy practitioners to participate in a research and policy symposium through submission of innovative and high-quality applied research and policy papers that explore the effective participation and empowerment of women in trade for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development.

The submitted papers can be applied or conceptual. While conceptual papers are encouraged to be of direct policy relevance; applied papers must contain empirically tested approaches. Both papers should include, examples and experiences, particularly in Africa (papers with practical examples from other parts of the World are also welcome), of the different trade facilitation measures and their associated benefits, opportunities and challenges for effective participation and empowerment of women in trade.

The organizing committee will accept papers from the following thematic topics that relate to participation and empowerment of women in trade;

  1. 1.  Legal and institutional barriers
  2. 2.  Inclusion and exclusion in global markets
  3. 3.  Trade policy advocacy
  4. 4.  ICT for trade
  5. 5.  Data and measurement of participation and empowerment of women in trade
  6. 6.  Socio-cultural enablers and limiters, climate change
  7. 7.  Regional and continental economic integration.

Of interest too will be papers that focus on a south-south comparative analysis on these topics.

Submit your complete paper online by April 30th, 2019. 

Visit www.trademarkea.com for more details on thematic topics, and symposium registration and logistics.

 Limited logistics sponsorship shall be made available to facilitate presentation of selected papers at the conference.