Note: This course will be delivered entirely in Africa.
The course develops participants’ skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- Trade negotiation skills, presentation and communication skills
- Use of tools, models and data for economic and trade analysis
- The use, design, evaluation and interpretation of economic research
- The preparation of policy briefs, memos and submissions.
- International trade economics and the role of trade liberalisation
- International trade negotiations
- Issues constraining fairer trade in Africa
- Subsidies, tariffs and other trade remedies – policy objectives and economic implications
- Industrial policy and export diversification – policy objectives and economic implications
- The World Trade Organisation (WTO) – key concepts, agreements, debates and challenges including Trade Facilitation and African Integration and GATS
- Economic Partnership agreements affecting Africa including TFTA and CFTA
- Free trade agreements – policy objectives and economic/social implications
- Regional integration – policy objectives and economic/social implications
- Investment promotion strategies
- Case studies showcasing international commercial disputes and resolution mechanisms
- The rise of protectionism and trade wars in international trade
- Assessment of key methods of global value chains: Best approaches for Africa
- E-commerce in the African context
- The links between trade, poverty reduction and sustainable development
- Broader leadership and organisational management competencies to include project management, implementing change and public speaking
- Addressing cross cutting development issues (gender equity, inclusive development, ethics, transparency)
Inputs from industry to highlight/demonstrate contemporary industry environments/ processes and share knowledge are a valuable element of this short course.