Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago: National Trade Strategy
Contact
First name
Anton
Last name
Said
Email
said@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>Mainstream trade in Trinidad and Tobago&apos;s economic planning, through the design of a National Export Strategy, with a view to diversifying the economy, strengthening SMEs competitiveness and trade/investment support institutions, and focusing on priority sectors and markets.</p>

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External ID
C327
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The Caribbean: Strengthening sustainable value chains through productive and commercial Alliances
Contact
First name
William
Last name
Castro Rodriguez
Email
wcastro@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>A quadruple shock of COVID, climate change, conflict, and cost-of-living have pushed the topic of food security and the need for collective action to the top of the global agenda. In the Caribbean, food security is a complex issue influenced by climate change, economic challenges, trade policies, and agricultural practices. Key concerns include the region&apos;s vulnerability to climate events, heavy reliance on food imports, limited agricultural productivity due to infrastructure and technique limitations, the impact of tourism on food security, and health problems tied to dietary patterns and access to nutritious foods.</p><p>In this context, this project aims to support agri-MSMEs, cooperatives and producers (smallholder farmers and fishers) to become more competitive and resilient through value addition, diversification and new market development at the regional level. The overall objective is to contribute to incomes, sustainability &amp; resilience as well as to improve food security, nutrition and healthier diets in the Caribbean region.</p>

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External ID
C346
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Tech Entrepreneur Event : Learn more about our UKTP tech startup support programme

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Port of Spain

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Cyan
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Event type
Public event
External ID
PE-YQ6467
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Overview

<p>The United Kingdom Trade Partnerships (UKTP) Programme aims to increase trade from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) to the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union. It is implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC). ITC is United Nations (UN) and World Trade Organisation (WTO) agency with the objective of supporting SMEs and their ecosystems in emerging economies.</p><p>The programme supports the digital technologies sector in the Caribbean region, namely in: The Bahamas, Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago.</p><p>Activities for tech start-ups will focus on equipping them with business coaching, investment readiness, internalization support, attendance at (inter)national tech events, linkages to international business and investment opportunities and more.&nbsp;</p><p>UKTP&nbsp;extends a special invitation to tech start-ups in Trinidad and Tobago to attend a seminar to share global market opportunities. The initial eligibility criteria include:</p><ul><li>Tech start-ups that use digital technology as a key driver in their business model (e-commerce is included)</li><li>Tech start-ups that&nbsp;built a minimum viable product (MVP), which ideally has generated sales, even limited&nbsp;</li><li>Commitment to participate in project activities&nbsp;</li><li>Commitment to avail relevant start-up for the #FastTrackTech 360Diagnostics and online evaluations forms&nbsp;</li></ul><p>The event will be hosted at COSTAATT’s City Campus on November 21st 2023 at 2pm.</p>

Non-ODA: UK Trade Partnerships Programme
Contact
First name
Charles
Last name
Lor
Email
clor@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>The United Kingdom Trade Partnerships (UKTP) Programme aims to increase trade from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) to the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) by maximizing the benefits of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS). The UKTP Programme works in partnership with government agencies, private sector organisations, public sector institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises and other local stakeholders. It is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth &amp; Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC).</p><p>This project provides support to in countries that have signed the UK-CARIFORUM and the Eastern and Southern Africa EPAs that are ineligible for Overseas Development Assistance in the Caribbean region (Bahamas, Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago) and the Indian Ocean Region (Seychelles). The project also supports UK exports to and imports from countries covered by an EPA and Developing Countries Trading Schemes for activities where the primary beneficiary of the intervention is not ODA eligible, and ODA eligible beneficiaries are only secondary beneficiaries. &nbsp;</p><p>The project will implement activities in the areas of EPA awareness, improved business environment, institutional capacity development and SME strengthening and market linkages.&nbsp;</p>

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External ID
C166
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Conducive policy and regulatory environment: Trade negotiations and policy reform
Contact
First name
Jean-Sebastien
Last name
Roure
Email
roure@intracen.org

Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>The ITC&rsquo;s Supporting Trade Negotiations and Policy Reform Programme seeks to strengthen the capacity of public and private sector stakeholders to contribute to trade negotiations and policy/regulatory formulation on emerging matters relating to facilitating investment, green trade, e-commerce/digitalization, inclusive trade, sustainable and resilient value chains, industrialization plans, strengthened multilateral and regional integration, and other trade and investment policy issues identified as relevant for a conducive business environment.</p><p>Through this project, ITC will, in relation to the topics mentioned above, seek to (a) generate awareness/understanding of stakeholders through information-sharing/awareness-raising engagements; (b) capacitate stakeholders to engage in informed and inclusive trade and investment policy and regulatory reforms; and (c) support domestic trade and investment policy reforms through technical studies/analyses and related advisory support to facilitate implementation of reforms, including undertaking legislative/regulatory reforms.</p><p>In designing and implementing such support, ITC builds upon the multilateral and regional/bilateral trading frameworks in place to ensure there is a coherent and coordinated approach to domestic trade and investment policy reforms and that measures implemented are aligned with trade commitments undertaken and/or international best practices in this regard.</p><p>The activities implemented under this project will be based on requests received from countries/institutions.<!--[if !supportAnnotations]--><a href="#_msocom_1" language="JavaScript" name="_msoanchor_1"></a><a href="#_msocom_2" language="JavaScript" name="_msoanchor_2"></a><!--[endif]--></p><!--[if !supportAnnotations]--><!--[endif]--><!--[if !supportAnnotations]--><!--[endif]--><!--[if !supportAnnotations]--><!--[endif]--><a href="#_msoanchor_1"></a>

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External ID
C128
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AIM for Results: Improving TISI performance and measurement (Phase I)
Contact
First name
Martin
Last name
Labbe
Email
labbe@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>AIM for Results is an intervention approach that strengthens the performance, efficiency and effectiveness of TISIs and builds their capacity to provide more effective support to the internationalisation needs of their clients, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).</p><p>AIM stands for Assess, Improve and Measure. It is a holistic and targeted integrated three-step-approach focusing on measurable results in order to improve the managerial, operational and service delivery performance of TSIs. The three pillars of AIM are offered either as a single module or as a complete performance improvement programme, depending on the needs of the beneficiary institutions.</p><p>&nbsp;In 2017, the project aims to improve the operational and managerial performance of 40 TISIs applying ITC&rsquo;s AIM For Results methodology.</p>

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External ID
A776
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Inclusive trade: SheTrades initiative
Contact
First name
Judith
Last name
Fessehaie
Email
jfessehaie@intracen.org
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What is the SheTrades Initiative? 

Our SheTrades Initiative has changed the economic lives of three million women in 30 countries by connecting them to markets. We have opened 12 regional hubs across Africa, Asia, South America, the Caribbean and Europe, and we continue to grow. 

The Initiative centres on empowering women engaging in international trade and creating a women-inclusive fairer business ecosystem. We help them overcome barriers and, with them, identify areas that urgently need to be addressed. 

Consultations with global thought leaders reveal persisting barriers between key actors and the building blocks of women’s enterprise development: gender-disaggregated research, inclusive policy, skills development, access to markets and finance.  

SheTrades works across countries, regions and stakeholders to champion quality data on women’s participation in trade. We work with policymakers to level the playing field for women, leverage partnerships with the public and private sectors, and connect women to markets and learning opportunities through our one-stop online platform, SheTrades.com.  

The Initiative is a proud contributor to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

 

ITC SheTrades beneficiary works with over 50,000 smallholder farmers to turn avocado rejects into high-quality oil that is exported to Europe, US, and Asia.

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6 July 2022
Faces of SheTrades

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Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p><strong>ITC FOR EVERY WOMAN, EVERYWHERE.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">ITC recognizes that Gender Equality is a right in and of itself and a requisite for sustainable development. All women everywhere have the right to a decent income, employment, working conditions and a choice and voice in shaping their economic context. Over the next four years, ITC will support a broad universe of women (entrepreneurs, producers, workers, young women, small-scale cross border traders), by leveraging trade and public procurement, mobilising SheTrades Hubs and high-level champions, and tapping into partnerships. The implementation strategy will be scaled up, inclusive, results-oriented and future-focused.<br></span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">ITC&rsquo;s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan identifies gender as one of the five impact areas to deliver an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable future.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB">Our Vision by 2025 is as follows:</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>1.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">ITC is recognised as an <strong>agenda-setter</strong> on empowering women to trade, through the SheTrades Initiative&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>2.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Through ITC support, <strong>BSOs, market partners and financial institutions</strong> develop world-class women in trade programmes&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>3.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Women <strong>trade more</strong> and on <strong>better terms</strong>, hold more <strong>decent jobs</strong>, and a stronger <strong>voice</strong> in trade&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>4.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">ITC is a <strong>trusted and effective partner</strong> to deliver on the A4T/gender agenda&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><span>5.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">ITC has an <strong>effective coordinated response</strong> to addressing the trade and gender challenge</span></p>

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Programme
Projects
SheTrades Latin America: Supporting women businesses‘ transition towards the post COVID digital age
SheTrades Hub Gambia
Egypt: SheTrades (AfTIAS)
AfCFTA: Empowering women in the AfCFTA - Phase 2 (SheTrades)
SheTrades Morocco
SheTrades West Africa
SheTrades Zambia
SheTrades and UPS partnership
SheTrades and UPS
Global: SheTrades Connect
SheTrades and Mary Kay
SheTrades Zambia: Increasing the participation of women in trade
SheTrades: Trade Impact Group - WTO
SheTrades: using data to address constraints to extra-EU trade
SheTrades: Empowering African women through e-commerce
SheTrades: Empowering women and boosting livelihoods through agricultural trade: Leveraging the AfCFTA
SheTrades: Accelerator Programme for women entrepreneurs in the Apparel, Accessories and Home Décor sector
Asia Pacific: Facilitating women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurial skills development (SheTrades)
Gulf region: Harnessing the economic potential of women entrepreneurs in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (SheTrades)
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External ID
C131
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