SheTrades Zambia: Increasing the participation of women in trade



    The purpose of the SheTrades Zambia project is to increase the participation of women-led businesses in trade by improving their competitiveness and strengthening their market and investment linkages. The project seeks to enable Zambian women to benefit from economic participation, focusing on agricultural and textiles & apparel value chains. Within the framework of the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades Initiative, the project will work with key public and private stakeholders to address issues that are inhibiting Zambian women from fulfilling their economic potential. 

    Funded by EIF and ITC, the project will leverage the expertise and networks of ITC SheTrades and EIF to promote the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs. The project will be implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Industry, and the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) as well as making use of networks of institutional and private sector partners such as the Zambia Federation of Associations of Women in Business (ZFAWIB), Access Bank Zambia, DHL Zambia and Stanbic Bank. 



    Sustainable Development Goals

    This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    ITC contact

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