DFID Kenya team hold economic partnership talks at Nairobi’s iHub

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TradeMark East Africa's Frank Matsaert meets Dr PS International Trade Chris Kiptoo and his team. Photo: Twitter/FrankMatsaert

Today, Pete Vowles, along with his Department For International Development (DFID) Kenya team have been meeting with East African Community partners at Nairobi’s iHub.

Along with the DFID Kenya Head, others holding discussions today included Adrian Green, TradeMark East Africa’s Chief Executive Officer Frank Matsaert, Principal Secretary State Department of Trade Dr Chris Kiptoo and Dennis Kewna.

Talks between the partner organisations included looking for ways to work better for the second half of 2016 and the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Aid for Trade initiative.

Aid for Trade

Aid for Trade helps developing countries, and particularly least developed countries, trade. Many developing countries face a range of supply-side and trade-related infrastructure obstacles which constrains their ability to engage in international trade.

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Dr Chris Kiptoo, Adrian Green and Dennis Kwena. Photo: Twitter/Trade_Kenya

The WTO-led Aid for Trade initiative encourages developing country governments and donors to recognize the role that trade can play in development. In particular, the initiative seeks to mobilize resources to address the trade-related constraints identified by developing and least-developed countries.