The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched the Ghana chapter of the ‘SheTrades in the Commonwealth’ programme to strengthen the capacities of 3,000 female entrepreneurs in order to generate sales worth US$38 million by 2020.

The two year project is expected to provide a deeper training and mentoring activities for female entrepreneurs, with the aim to deliver a wider economic gains, increased trade, productivity and competitiveness, and to help them to take an active part in international trade.

The Senior Adviser of Empowering Women to Trade, Nicholas Schlaepfer, noted that, the programme will focus in areas like agricultural, textile industry, IT enabled services and Tourism.

He said, the trade opportunities are not always evenly spread and that’s why the Prime Minister launched the SheTrades in the Commonwealth program to provide seven million pounds of new funding to enhance the competitiveness of women entrepreneurs in a number of commonwealth countries like Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.

The International Trade Centre is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and theUnited 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 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals



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