Webinar on global value chains and the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement

Tempo de leitura: 1 minuto

As part of the technical cooperation events organized for the dissemination of The Handbook on Special Economic Zones in Africa: Towards Economic Diversification across the Continent, a series of webinars will be organized during the first quarter of 2022. The webinars aim to bring together a diverse audience of stakeholders involved with SEZs’ issues and planning from Africa, and panel discussions including experts, policymakers and practitioners.

The Handbook, developed by UNCTAD in partnership with German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ), examines trends in African SEZs, scrutinizes best practices, policy recommendations, and serves as a foundation for technical cooperation in the development of sound policy guidelines for the development of more effective, resilient and sustainable SEZs in Africa. 

The Handbook makes particular emphasis on providing policy guidelines to support SEZs to adjust to the new trade and investment environment in Africa after the full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In addition, it delivers recommendations aimed at enabling SEZs and SEZ programmes to adjust proactively to current and future changes in global value chains and investment patterns.

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