By Dr. Edward Kadozi & Safari Vincent
GIZ and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) commissioned this study aiming at
examining challenges encountered by women and youth in trade, and how the same group can
exploit the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The
findings of this study inform the position paper that articulates the policy position for Rwanda, and
Rwanda’s negotiation team will use it during upcoming negotiations for the Women & Youth
Protocol under AfCFTA Phase II & III.