The Gambia: Launching Programme For the Sector Strategies (Cashew and Sesame) and Inauguration of the Trade Information Reference Centre

Launching Programme For the Sector Strategies (Cashew and Sesame) and Inauguration of the Trade Information Reference Centre

Date: 18 June 2014

Venue: Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE)

12:30 – 12:35                      Opening statement by the Chairperson – EIF Focal Point

12:35 – 12:50                      Statements from the Private Sector Representatives (Cashew Alliance of The Gambia and National Women Farmers Association)

12:50 – 13:05                      Statement from the ITC Representatives and Presentation of strategies and the strategy management structures (ITC)

13:05 – 13:15                      Launching Statement Sector Strategies and Inaugural Statement of the National Coordinating Committees (Sector Strategy Implementation Committees) – The Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE)

13:15 – 13:20                      Official Opening (ribbon cutting) of the Trade Information Reference Centre by Minister of MOTIE and Chairperson of the EIF Board.

13:20 – 13:30                      Demonstration of the Trade Information Reference Centre and the services and information it can provide (ITC and MOTIE)

13:30                                     End of launching programme

 

Participants

-          Members of the National Steering Committee

-          Members of the Sector Implementation Committees of the two sectors (cashew and sesame)

-          Other Government Ministers

-          Members of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) of the Sector Competitiveness and Export Diversification Project