WTO-ITC webinar: How to develop a sustainable cotton to clothing value chain in Africa
As part of the celebration of World Cotton Day 2021, the Secretariats of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are organizing a webinar to examine the status and potential of African value chains for cotton, textile, and the clothing sectors.
This event will explore the trade potential and business opportunities associated from further regional integration and cotton value addition on the continent so as to enable African countries to reap enhanced benefits from local cotton production and to pursue their social, economic and development objectives, while taking into consideration the specific cultural and fashion preferences of consumers on the continent.
The webinar will feature leading experts and other representatives from specialized international organizations, governments, and the private sector, and will aim to foster the alignment of trade policies and create synergies in future projects to develop the industrial value chain in Africa.
This year’s World Cotton Day celebration holds an important significance as the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/75/318) proclaiming 7 October as an international day for cotton, recognizing its vital importance as a global commodity from which millions of people around the world derive their livelihoods, especially in many African countries.
Date: 6 October 2021
Time: 15:00 – 18:00 (CET)
Other link: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/agric_e/webinar_6oct21_e.htm