It is widely recognized that women entrepreneurs across Africa are generating employment and adding value to exports in innovative ways. Since 2007, the ACCESS! Export Training Programme of ITC has been dedicated to addressing these limitations by strengthening the competitiveness of more than 2’500 women exporters and building the capacity of Trade Support Institutions (TSI) such as Trade Ministries, Chambers of Commerce and Women’s Business Associations to support them.
ACCESS! focuses on regional trade integration and institutional capacity building in partnership with three Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
"There are times when you can’t see the forest through the trees. It is really helpful to have someone come in from the outside and look in with a fresh pair of eyes. The ACCESS! programme took me out of the forest and into a helicopter to really look at the direction I was heading to."
— Margaret Komen, MACE Foods, Limited, Kenya
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