Creating the right conditions and capacities for women to participate in and benefit equally from trade requires all key stakeholders in the trade and business ecosystem to be activated.
This is why the Economic Development Board (EDB) established the ITC SheTrades Mauritius Hub in March 2023 to deliver tailored capacity building and business generation activities for women in Mauritius.
Since its inception, over 100 women-led businesses have joined our community and benefited from opportunities offered by both the EDB and the ITC SheTrades Initiative headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
ITC SheTrades Hubs are decentralized platforms through which the ITC SheTrades Initiative delivers in-country interventions.
Administered by local institutions, SheTrades Hubs help increase the sustainability of the Initiative’s interventions by promoting local ownership and alignment with national and sectoral priorities.
To support national institutions to deliver on their commitment, Hubs receive institutional strengthening support by ITC (e.g. co-delivery of training and B2B services, service digitalization, gender-responsive public procurement, etc) and benefit from peer-to-peer learning with a growing network of over 12 Hubs across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America
The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and least developed countries to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development.
The SheTrades Initiative is ITC’s flagship women and trade programme. ITC SheTrades targets all stakeholders across the trade and business ecosystem to create the right conditions and capacities for every woman, everywhere, to realize their full economic potential.
ITC SheTrades provides women entrepreneurs and producers with access to key knowledge, resources, and networks, support policymakers on inclusive policy reforms, and leverage public and private partnerships to amplify the impact of our work.
On top of the wide array of opportunities open to all women registered on SheTrades.com, women-led businesses of SheTrades Hubs also gain exclusive access to Hubs-only capacity building and business generation activities. These may range from support to participate in regional or international trade fairs, or opportunities to participate in on-site or virtual trainings and coaching on a multitude of themes (e.g. digitalization, crisis management and risk assessment, etc).
For more information, you may consult the brochure of SheTrades Hubs.
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