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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.

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Wednesday, December 13 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Leveraging eTrade For All as a Vehicle For Sustainable Development

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The event, jointly organized by eTrade for all partners, the Business for eTrade Development contributors and the Friends of E-Commerce for Development, will address, among others, the need for more and better assistance to developing countries to enable them to engage in and benefit from e-commerce. This session will focus on ways to leverage existing tools to facilitate access to information and resources in relevant policy areas. Champion-initiatives, good practices, suggestions to harness partnerships shall be the main focus of the discussion.

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Moderator
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Mario Cimoli

Deputy Executive Secretary a. i., UN ECLAC
Mario Cimoli is Deputy Executive Secretary a. i. of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In 2004, he was appointed co-director (with Giovanni Dosi and Joseph Stiglitz) of two task forces: Industrial Policy and Intellectual Property... Read More →

Speakers
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Chiedu Osakwe (Ambassador)

Director General and Chief Negotiator, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN)
His Excellency, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe is the Chief Trade Negotiator for Nigeria and the Director-General of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations. He is the Chairman of the Negotiating Forum for the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiations and its Technical Working Group... Read More →
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Alberto Calvo

Managing Director Netshoes, President E-Commerce Chamber Argentina, Netshoes + eCommerce Chamber of Argentina
ALBERTO CALVO | Managing Director, Netshoes Argentina | President, Argentinean Chamber of eCommerce | | Alberto Calvo is President of the Argentinean Chamber of eCommerce and Managing Director at Netshoes Argentina where he has worked since 2013. Netshoes is the leading... Read More →
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Mukhisa Kituyi

Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Mukhisa Kituyi, of Kenya, who became UNCTAD's seventh Secretary-General on 1 September 2013, has an extensive background as an elected official, an academic, and a holder of high government office. He also has wide-ranging experience in trade negotiations, and in African and broader international economics and diplomacy. | He was born in Bungoma District, western Kenya, in 1956. He studied political science and international relations at the University of Nairobi and at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, receiving a BA in 1982. He went on to earn an MPhil in 1986 and a doctorate in 1989 from the University of Bergen, Norway. Dr. Kituyi served as a researcher at Norway's Christian Michelsen Institute from 1989 to 1991, and as Programme Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi from 1991 to 1992. He was elected to the Kenyan Parliament in 1992, and was twice re-elected. He was Kenya's Minister of Trade and Industry from 2002 to 2007. During this period, Dr. Kituyi chaired for two years the Council of Ministers of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the African Trade Ministers' Council. He also served as chairman of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, and was lead negotiator for Eastern and Southern African ministers during the European Union-ACP Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations. He was convenor of the agriculture negotiations carried out at the World Trade Organization's Sixth Ministerial Conference held in Hong Kong, China in... Read More →
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H.E. Ann Linde

Minister of Trade and EU Affairs, Sweden
H.E. Ann Linde is Minister for EU Affairs and Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden. Previously, she served as State Secretary to the Minister of Home Affairs Anders Ygeman (2014-2016). She was also Head of the International Unit of the Party of European Socialists (PES) in Brussels (2013-2014). Between 2000-2013 Linde was Head of International Staff in the International Secretariat for the Swedish Social Democratic Party and a member of the party office management group. For much of her life, she has been a committed member of international youth committees. Notably, she was a permanent co-opted member in the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League (1981- 1991) and a member of the Council of... Read More →




Wednesday December 13, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Breakout Room 2 - Sarmiento

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