Webinar: Aid-For-Trade Global Review 2022

WEBINAR: Aid-For-Trade Global Review 2022

The Pacific Case: Implementation of the Pacific Aid-for-Trade Strategy

28 July 2022

7:00-8:00am Central European Summer Time (5:00-6:00pm Fiji Time)

Virtual Event

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The Pacific Aid for Trade Strategy 2020-2025 was approved by Pacific Islands Forum Trade Ministers in February 2020. It identifies a handful of priority areas for the development of regional AfT projects and initiatives. These are:

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, with support from likeminded donor partners and partner agencies, has developed regional initiatives in many of the Strategy’s priority areas. Among donor partners, the Government of Australia has been the strongest advocate about the importance of adopting regional approaches to complement country-level work.

Halfway through its cycle, this event will present progress with implementation of the Pacific Aid for Trade Strategy 2020-2025, draw lessons from past experience, highlight next step, and start looking into what future regional priorities may look like.

 Our Speakers

Mr Viraaj Lad, Owner, BhikhaBhai & Company Pte Limited

Mr Djamil Abdelaziz, Chair, Pacific Regional Standards Committee, and Directeur Adjoint des Achats du Patrimoine et des Moyens chez Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie

Ms Betty Chung, Acting Mission Director for the Pacific, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Ms Shamika Sirimanne, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Our Moderators

Mr Noah Kouback, Trade Team Leader, Directorate of Programmes and Initiatives, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)

Mr Ravi Kewalram, Head of Pacific Economic Resilience and Trade Branch, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

For more Information please contact:

Dr Andrea Giacomelli (Mr), Aid-for-Trade and Trade Policy Advisor, Permanent Delegation of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and Other International Organizations in Geneva; email: andrea.giacomelli@pifs-geneva.ch

Ms Sabrina Varma, Aid for Trade Adviser, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia; email Sabrina.Varma@dfat.gov.au

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