UNDP Botswana in partnership with the UN Resident Coordinators Office and UN Women in SA, hosted the Women in Trade National Consultations in Botswana event, on Tuesday 22nd June in Gaborone. The event is a part of a continent-wide effort to collect the views of women engaged in cross border trade, towards the development of a Protocol on Women in Trade under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Through dialogue with women and other key stakeholders, the consultations sought to identify existing and potential challenges and opportunities that women face as they engage in intra-African trade.

The event was officially opened by the Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Honourable Anna Mokgethi, and the Assistant Minister for Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI), Honourable Molebatsi Molebatsi. Ms Jacinta Barrins, Resident Representative of UNDP Botswana made the welcome remarks, with presentations by the Chief Negotiator for Botswana at MITI, Mr. Phazha Butale and Ms. Boitumelo Sebonego from the UN Country Office in Botswana.

The event which was held as a hybrid workshop drew in over 120 participants from the public and private sector. Represented in the room were women from Women in Business Association (WIBA), Business Botswana, Botswana Women in Construction (BOWICO) and various women entrepreneurs

Pictures from the event

Documents from the event