Call for Papers:
May 29 – 30, 2019. 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. Legal and institutional barriers
- 2. Inclusion and exclusion in global markets
- 3. Trade policy advocacy
- 4. ICT for trade
- 5. Data and measurement of participation and empowerment of women in trade
- 6. Socio-cultural enablers and limiters, climate change
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th, 2019. Near completed papers or solid extended abstracts for on-going work are also acceptable, if authors shall submit the full papers two weeks before the symposium start date. The deadline for submitting the extended abstracts is March 31st, 2019 and can be submitted email@example.com .
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.