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Coffee Bean being harvested

Coffee Beans being harvested

ATN is a coalition of civil society organizations, trade unions, researchers, and activists drawn from across Africa working on trade issues. Founded in 1998, ATN has worked on World Trade Organisation-related issues, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and other trade and finance-related issues. It seeks to present a coordinated and continent-wide voice that articulates the views of the marginalized and offers alternate policy options relevant for Africa’s development. Notable events at which ATN made its mark included the Seattle, Hong Kong and Cancun WTO conferences where it successfully spearheaded African civil society efforts at preventing the imposition of inimical trade policies on developing countries by developed countries. ATN does its advocacy work at the national, regional, continental and international levels through lobby, capacity building, and campaigns among others. The coalition is currently made up of 50-member organizations from 30 countries in East, West, Central and Southern Africa. TWN-Africa is the secretariat of the Africa Trade Network.

Civil Society Forum Programme at the Niamey Extraordinary Summit

Work Programme for the Civil Society Forum                                                                    The Civil Society Forum is a one-day event whose main objective is to enhance Civil Society engagement on the implementation of the AfCFTA. It will attract more than 100 participants from African...

Civil Society Forum at the Niamey Extraordinary Summit on AfCFTA

“Enhancing Civil Society Engagement in the AfCFTA to Broaden Inclusiveness”  3 July 2019, Niamey, Niger Introduction                                                                                                                                       At the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 10 and 11 February 2019, AU Heads of State...