News from the SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project
MILE 14 graduate Isaac Hubert Arthur was honoured to be selected to present a paper at the International Trade Policy Conference of the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) in Arusha, Tanzania on 20-21 November.
Isaac Hubert Arthur obtained a scholarship to MILE through the academic cooperation project between WTI and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
“For me, the conference was a big platform to demonstrate the knowledge I have acquired in the MILE programme and I am grateful to SECO for the scholarship to MILE which is taking me places,” he said.
The subject of his paper was “Self-Financing Trade Facilitation”. The theme of the ninth annual TRAPCA Conference was “Unlocking Export Competitiveness: The Role of Trade Facilitation” and it brought together trade policy experts and stakeholders from across the world.
Arthur works as Development and LDCs Programme Intern at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva, where he coordinates a project on “Leveraging Trade Facilitation for Africa’s Development”.
He was recommended to the TRAPCA Conference organisers by his work supervisor, the head of the programme. “My paper is part of two publications that I am co-authoring with my boss as part of the ICTSD project,” said Arthur.