Online course on trade and gender linkages with a focus on non-tariff measures (NTMs) from a gender perspective

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June 17
 – July 21

The Trade, Gender and Development Programme and the Trade Analysis Branch will launch this online course from 17 June to 21 July 2024, over a period of five weeks. The course targets policymakers, academics from universities and research centres, and representatives of civil society in developing and least developed countries involved in policy formulation and implementation, research, teaching, advocacy or field work in the area of trade and gender.

Applicants should hold an advanced degree in Economics, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Gender studies, or related area, as well as excellent knowledge of English. The selected participants will be exempt from the fees associated with access to the course and the e-tutoring services provided.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to achieve the following objectives:

  • Look at the economy from a gender perspective
  • Identify the channels through which trade affects women’s economic empowerment and well-being, and the channels through which gender inequality affects trade performance and competitiveness
  • Illustrate how trade integration has influenced gender outcomes in the different economic sectors
  • Be familiar with the ongoing debate and rulemaking on trade and gender at the multilateral, regional and bilateral levels
  • Understand NTMs and the gender-specific challenges associated with them
  • Analyze the gendered impacts of NTMs in the context of the digital economy
  • Be familiar with Voluntary Sustainability Standards and their role in women’s economic empowerment in the agricultural sector
  • Use the knowledge acquired to produce policy-oriented research and strategies that could be used by national and regional policymakers, and academic papers investigating the interplay between trade and gender

The deadline for applications is 2 June 2024.