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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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kalilou DAMA

Kalilou Dama is a Venture Capitalist, Strategic Advisor and Lawyer. He is also an influential Finance Advisor as well as Business and Economics Researcher. He worked ten years in Attoney office before contracting with Mali Government as Advisor in Youth and Sports Ministry He is currently leading Mali Ten Years Business Incubators Program for Women and Youth. That Program aims to generate one Million sustainable Businesses by 2030 across Western Africa. Elsewhere, he is acting near WAEMU Higher Education Ministries for University incubation settlement in this zone. Kalilou is connected with many international institutions like WTO, UNCTAD, IUCN, ICD. He has been recently appointed as World Commission on Environmental Laws Member. He is also a World Investment Network Member, as well as International Trade Council member and active in the American Geophysical Union community.
Kalilou created relevant events featuring Entrepreneurs across Africa, among others; Impact Economic Forum , and , the African parade of Innovators (Hii-FESTIVAL) including the Innovation Challenge Awards. This event has been attended by Equida fellow Entrepreneurs from Omaha (USA).
He also helped developing the bitikini e-commerce platform which is being allow more than 20 African nationalities Entrepreneurs to do digital Business.
He is helping to set a USD 300 Million Venture Capital Entrepreneurship Fund for African Startups
Kalilou is an international Speaker as well as Business designer and developer . He has a US Conferences speaking experience (Kansas City –Nov 2011: Jump Start America Summit at the Kauffman Foundation as welle as InBIA Conferences in New Orleans and Dallas).
He has been recognized by his peers as Incubation and Innovation Global Ambassador. His recent global initiatives in date are in favour of Women Entrepreneurship throughout ‘Mars Entrepreneurial March’ global action as well as the Innovation Challenge Awards and “Female TECH Business & Research”.