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Women Entrepreneurs Meet In Kampala On Procurement Markets

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viagra 40mg http://cms.prometeusz.info/plugins/system/jat3/base-themes/default/blocks/iphone/login.php geneva; font-size: small; font-weight: normal; line-height: 200%;”>The first part of the event, Africa Regional Workshop – Fostering the participation of women vendors in procurement markets, is being at Imperial Royale Hotel in which participants from over 20 countries are expected to gain increased understanding of what trade opportunities exist, both in the private and public-sector markets.


On Thursday, government representatives will discuss and review a draft manual on how to target sourcing from women entrepreneurs.


Uganda’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde opened the workshop.


The event is organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), in collaboration with the Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC), under the umbrella of the Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors.


The Platform is a 10-year initiative that aims to increase the amount of corporate, government and institutional procurement secured by women vendors.


Its ultimate purpose is to bring economic benefit and to women and their communities.


ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.

ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the Millennium Development Goals.


Established in September 2010, the Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors is a 10 year initiative that aims to increase the amount of corporate, government and institutional procurement secured by women vendors for the ultimate purpose of bringing economic benefit to women and their communities. To date over 650 policy makers, international organisations, buyers, trade support institutions (TSIs), Women’s Business Associations and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) from 40 developing and least developed countries have participated in Global Platform activities.


Participants have received training and market linkage opportunities through Buyer Mentor Groups and participation in the annual Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum.

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