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Press Release

WCA speaks at the Access to Finance session at the World Export Development Forum in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

Addis Ababa - November 19th, 2019

WCA (Working Capital Associates) LLP's Chief Executive Offocer, Federica Sambiase, spoke today at SheTrades Global' panel on "Access to Finance", as part of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) 2019, with fellow panelists Ms. Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director, International Law, Centre for International Governance and Innovation; Ms. Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Executive Director, EIF programme.

SheTrades Global is International Trade Centre ’s flagship event on women and the economy, serving as a unique opportunity to pioneer lasting and innovative solutions for women’s participation in trade and features high-level officials of the African Union Commission and Government of Ethiopia as well as conversations with Trade Ministers, first ladies, and core private sector partners.

Themes discussed include how free trade agreements catalyze more inclusive trade for women, with a spotlight on the African Continental Free Trade Area; innovative tools that promote trade and women’s economic empowerment such as the SheTrades Outlook; and priorities for action by SheTrades private sector partners.


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