Women in Trade
and Safe Zones
Alarmed by potential decline of trade in Eastern Africa, and resulting jobs and export losses due to Covid-19, many governments in the region have mounted special efforts to keep trade safely running along the main transport corridors to ensure that: people access goods affordably; that markets are well supplied; that traders can still operate despite movement restrictions and loss of incomes. Eastern and Southern African governments have recognised an immediate need to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on trade for the good of the economy and their citizens. As a result, TMA has created a US$20 million Safe Trade Emergency Facility (STEF) to support governments to undertake critical measures along the transport and trade routes that will ensure trade continues safely while protecting livelihoods. Transport and trade routes are believed to be major infection conduits and present a significant threat to the entire region, disrupting health, the economy, and regional and national supply chains.
STEF programme reach: Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Spotlight on corridors: Northern and Central as well as selected corridors in Horn of Africa, Malawi and Zambia.
Funded by: Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom
TradeMark Africa has received a $63 million (Sh9.9 billion) grant from the Netherlands towards sustainable and inclusive trade initiatives in the continent. The investment running…Read More »