The overall objective of this area of work is to integrate Gender into the Trade discourse at national and international levels. AWEPON aims to domesticate analysis of trade policies and to empower Women and CSOs to be able to understand and influence trade negotiations to respond to poverty concerns especially among the women in Africa.

In this line of analysis of Trade, Specific focus is directed at Trade policies at National level, Regional level (e.g. EAC-EPAs, Regional Integration etc), and the WTO at International level.

At local levels, AWEPON undertakes direct interventions to empower women on trade issues, and these include;

AWEPON’s capacity building and business skills training has helped many African Women to advance in the value chain through processing, packaging, branding and standardization in order to compete on the local, regional and international markets more favorably.