Webinars

Join EIF’s Trade for Development News and experts for a series of online discussions on topics crucial to the impacts of COVID-19 on trade in least developed countries (LDCs).

 

Trade for Development News X Commonwealth Secretariat present:

Least developed country graduation & COVID-19

28 May 2020, 3pm CET

Register

 

Only 5 countries have graduated from LDC status since the category was established in 1971. 12 are set to potentially graduate in the coming years, largely based on economic gains. But with COVID-19 slowing economies and trade, is LDC graduation in peril?

 

SPEAKERS

 H.E. Ambassador Mere Falemaka, Permanent Representative to the Permanent Delegation of the Pacific Islands Forum to the World Trade Organization 

 Daniel Gay, Advisor to United Nations Committee for Development Policy Secretariat

 Jodie Keane, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute

 

MODERATOR 

 Deanna Ramsay, Managing Editor, Trade for Development News by EIF

 

 Presented by:

 

 

Trade for Development News, UNWTO and the Commonwealth present: 

Tourism and COVID-19

11 June 2020, 10am CET 

Register

 

Tourism is the backbone of many developing world economies, and the sector is being drastically affected by COVID-19. How can countries weather and recover this crisis? What lessons can we take from the past?

 

SPEAKERS

 Anna Spenceley, Chair of IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group and Board Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council 

 Zoritsa Urosevic, UNWTO Special Representative to the United Nations in Geneva - Chief, Institutional Relations and Partnership Department, World Tourism Organization

 

MODERATOR 

 Brenden Vickers, Adviser and Head of Section in the International Trade Policy Section, Commonwealth Secretariat

 

Presented by:

 

 

______________________________________________

PAST EVENTS:

Trade for Development News and UNDP present:

Fragility and conflict

13 May 2020, 3pm CET

Watch here

 

48% of impoverished people today live in fragile and conflict-affected states, and the number is increasing. COVID-19 has the potential to make the situation even worse. What can countries and global institutions do to stem this tide and improve stability?

 

SPEAKERS

 H.E. Mr. Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the World Trade Organization

 Luisa Bernal, Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Programme

 Paul Brenton, Lead Economist, World Bank Group

 

MODERATOR 

 Deanna Ramsay, Managing Editor, Trade for Development News by EIF

 

Presented by:

 

  

For more information, please contact eifcommunications@wto.org.