November 1, 2021

The Executive Director of International Trade Centre (ITC) Ms Pamela Coke-Hamilton Visits Ghana

The Executive Director of International Trade Centre (ITC) Ms Pamela Coke-Hamilton has paid a working visit to Ghana from Oct 23 – 26.

Her visit was an opportunity for ITC to:
– reiterate its commitment to collaborate with Ghana Export Promotion Authority to in organizing the World Trade Promotion Conference in Accra in 2022
– strengthen relations between the Government of Ghana and the ITC and
– explore new areas of collaboration considering the impact of COVID-19 on Ghana’s economy.
– Present ITC’s priorities particularly in Africa (AfCFTA, women and youth empowerment) and last but not least.

As part of her visit, the ED met with H.E. Ambassador Sullivan and the Minister for Trade & Industry Hon. Alan K. Kyerematen. Discussions centred on identifying new areas of cooperation with trade partners and ITC’s commitment to support the AfCFTA integration process.
Ms Coke Hamilton also met with beneficiaries of ITC’s SheTrades and T4SD initiatives.

SheTrades has a track record of successful delivery for women-owned businesses in Ghana, most recently supporting female entrepreneurs in the textiles and apparel, agribusiness and tourism sectors through the implementation of the SheTrades Commonwealth project. The project aims to drive increased trade and competitiveness for women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.
The GreenToCompete Hub Ghana formerly known as the Trade for Sustainability (T4SD) initiative is hosted by GEPA. The Hub has offered support to over 40 Ghanaian MSMEs to build their capacity and knowledge in implementing green business practices and improve their competitiveness locally and internationally.

The final part of the ED’s visit was a courtesy call on H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of the Republic. At the Jubilee House, Ms Coke Hamilton reiterated ITC’s commitment to partnering GEPA in organising the World Trade Promotion Organisation Conference and Awards which has been rescheduled to 2022.


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