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The SheTrades in the Commonwealth Programme aims to facilitate the participation of Women-Owned Businesses (WOBs) in international trade and increase job creation in Commonwealth countries with a specific focus on Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Bangladesh. The programme does so by supporting women-owned businesses in these countries to:

i)        increase their visibility and connect them to potential buyers, investors, suppliers and business support organizations

ii)     provide capacity building trainings including e-learning courses, on-site workshops and webinars, to teach new skills that will help WOBs grow their businesses 

iii)   provide comprehensive support to attend national, regional and international buyer to seller trade events.

The Application deadline for the program is 15 February, 2019.

The SheTrades in the Commonwealth is one of many projects within the SheTrades Initiative. The SheTrades in the Commonwealth Programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and is implemented by the Women and Trade Programme of the ITC.

WOBs that are members of the SheTrades in the Commonwealth Programme have the benefit of,

  1. participating in trainings that the SheTrades Initiative offers, and
  2. receiving unique training and support that is only available to SheTrades in the Commonwealth members.


Women Owned Business (WOBs)  from Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria in the sectors supported by this programme;
Business Support Organizations; and

For more information on this as well as requirements click here


Register in 2 easy steps: 

  1. Pre-register your company; 
  2. Complete within the next 10 days your business profiles (company, person and networking).

A complete application will expedite the verification process of your application. Click here to find out what you will need to have handy for completing your business profiles.  

Under which sector should I apply? 

Based on the requirements you can apply under the following sectors. Click on the links below to find the products/services included in each sectors

Agriculture            IT&BPO               Textiles and Apparel               Tourism

Note: Registration to become a beneficiary of SheTrades in the Commonwealth Programme is free of charge. 

More Information Here


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