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  • Building Regional Networks

    ACCESS! for African Businesswomen in International Trade as part of the Programme for building African Capacity for Trade (PACT II) revolves around a strategic partnership between ITC, as executing agency and selected Regional Economic Communities (REC) - COMESA, ECCAS and ECOWAS - as main counterpart organizations.       

    In each REC, regional gender institutions and partners have been closely associated to programme development and implementation with a view to help national trade promotion organizations and women exporters to gain access to dedicated services and reach foreign markets. Within each REC, specific measures have been taken to align the delivery of the ACCESS! programme with regional priorities and needs.  

    Contact our partners for more information about trade and gender activities in the regions.

    • COMESA

    COMESA Secretariat, Gender and Social Affairs – Lusaka, Zambia

    Federation of National Associations of Women in Business in Eastern and Southern Africa (FEMCOM) – Lilongwe, Malawi      

    • ECOWAS      

    Office of the Commissioner Human Development and Gender – Abuja, Nigeria           

    ECOWAS Gender Development Centre (EGDC) – Dakar, Senegal      

    ECOWAS Federation of Business Women and Entrepreneurs (ECOWAS FEBWE) - Lomé, Togo

    • ECCAS 

    Gender Cell – Libreville, Gabon