• Women as Successul ExportersIt 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.

  • By the numbers


    African partner countries have benefited of the ACCESS! Programme implementation

    Training of trainers’ workshops organized for qualifying new candidates to ACCESS! methodology in order to help other women realizing their economic potential and thereby contributing to poverty reduction and improved standards of living

    Trained women enhanced their export competitiveness, found new business opportunities and partnerships

    National trade African institutions are offering training, mentoring and counselling autonomously. Institutional ownership at the country level proved to be successful in encouraging institutions to advocate and find complementary sources of funding for replication.
  • Brochures

    ACCESS! Factsheet 

    ACCESS! Factsheet (EN)

    ACCESS! case studies 

    ACCESS! case studies

    ACCESS! is sponsored by:

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  • Partners

    ACCESS! focuses on regional trade
    integration and institutional capacity
    building in partnership with three
    Regional Economic Communities (RECs)




  • Success Stories

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    "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

    For more about Margaret Komen and other success stories