They support us

The Women and Trade Programme is funded by United Kingdom Aid through the Department for International Development (DFID), the Australian Government, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry for foreign affairs of Finland, as well as with funds provided by the government of Norway and Trade Mark East Africa and others through ITC’s Global Trust Fund.



In addition, the Women and Trade Programme work with a range of other partners across the world. We work with trade support institutions, cooperatives, alliances, and private-sector companies.

United Nations Global Compact

Launched in July 2000, the UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices. With nearly 8,000 corporate participants in over 140 countries, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Vital Voices Global Partnership is the preeminent non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all.


BPW International

The International Federation of Business and Professional Women – known widely as BPW International – is one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women with affiliates in over 95 countries in five continents.

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance is a global peer network of women in coffee that advocates for women from seed to cup. Through the establishment of IWCA Country Chapters, national organisations create the infrastructure needed to provide networking, training, and sustainable livelihoods in the local coffee communities.


Quantum Leaps

Quantum Leaps is a global accelerator for women’s entrepreneurship based in Washington DC. It works on six issues to spur women’s enterprise development: research, entrepreneurial training, access to capital, market access, technology and innovation, and advocacy on behalf of women entrepreneurs.