The Trade Impact Group (TIG) was established in December 2016 as one of six impact groups under the auspices of the International Gender Champions (IGC). The IGC is a leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. The TIG set out to mobilise the Geneva community to leverage trade to achieve gender quality. In order to do so, a work plan heavily focussed on moving the needle through the WTO was adopted. The Buenos Aires Declaration was a key accomplishment of the TIG. In 2017 at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, the TIG secured support from 127 WTO members and observers for the Declaration, firmly putting the trade and gender agenda on the table. Importantly, the Buenos Aires Declaration paved the way for the establishment of the WTO Informal Working Group (IWG) on Trade and Gender in December 2020.
Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Deliver Concrete Outcomes for Women
Over the past decade, private sector entities across the globe have established initiatives to support women entrepreneurship and promote women's participation in global trade. The TIG work plan for 2022–2023 features a new public-private partnership (PPP) component that enables the Group to leverage its unique position to work with the private sector to scale up impact for women on the ground. In this regard, the TIG, in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is organising a panel discussion on gender in private sector supplier diversity programmes.
• Increase awareness of industry best practices of establishing and implementing supplier diversity programmes;
• Identify challenges and opportunities available for the private sector to develop more inclusive supply chains;
• Highlight the role of governments in facilitating supplier diversity programmes
• Business leaders, policymakers, and trade organisations
Logistics Venue: Held virtually on Zoom.
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