Project profile — Making Trade Work for Women in Eastern Africa - Covid-19 Crisis Pool


TradeMark East Africa
2018-03-29 - 2024-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• South of Sahara, regional (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (45.00%)
• Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment: Trade facilitation (33120) (55.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (principal objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports activities that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to women traders in Eastern Africa within the scope of the overall project. In particular, the project focuses on facilitating the movement of food supplies across the region and for sustaining distribution of grain and fresh produce, with mitigation measures to reduce the risk associated with the pandemic. Project activities include: producing and disseminating COVID-19 prevention information materials; undertaking infection reduction awareness and training for border officials; provision of Personal Protective Equipment for border officials and women traders; building a protected open air market space for women traders near the border post to support continued business within a safer space.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: a reduction in incidences of violence against women traders at select border posts in Eastern Africa and an increase in trade values for women-traded goods and increased access to markets and trade-related services, while mitigating for the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic for women traders.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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