IMG_2695Director of Democratic Citizenship Theme, Professor Leïla Choukroune, is one of the speakers at the Symposium on Inclusive Participation of Women in Trade for Sustainable Development. This Nairobi-based event will consider topics such as: access to global markets, regional and continental economic integration, legal, policy, institutional and socio-cultural barriers to women’s participation. It will also look at ICT for trade, poverty and climate change, and data and approaches to measure economic development. The symposium programme includes a mixture or plenary sessions, small-group interactive platforms and master classes. 

University of Portsmouth’s involvement includes a presentation of a paper by a PhD student Nancy Siboe. Nancy, whose thesis is centred on Responsibility to Protect, will present ’Legal Framework for Inclusion of Women in Trade: Case of the United Kingdom vis a vis Kenya’.

Professor Choukroune said:

Gender equality is at the core of the Democratic Citizenship Theme. While women are greatly involved in trade, they do not always benefit from it. With its Partner Trade Mark East Africa, DC theme is organising a major symposium gathering about 300 delegates from the East African Region, Europe and the Americas. In addressing the trade and gender issue, we propose to engage with governments and civil societies through a master classes, meeting and presentations.

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