• Introducing the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub
    Introducing the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub

    The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub works with partners in eight SADC countries to facilitate trade, modernize customs, and improve
    food security.

  • Developing Regional Value Chains
    Developing Regional Value Chains

    The Trade Hub supports the Source Africa and Origin Africa textile and apparel trade shows to improve manufacturers' quality exports within the region and to the US and Europe.

  • Introducing New Standards
    Introducing New Standards

    In close partnership with national standards agencies and ANSI, USAID is preparing countries with the implementation of the WTO Technical Barriers to
    Trade requirements.

  • Promoting Food Safety and Hygiene Standards
    Promoting Food Safety and Hygiene Standards

    The Trade Hub and thousands of smallholder farmers are introducing new safety and hygiene standards to improve the
    quality of groundnuts.

  • Reducing Border Crossing Times
    Reducing Border Crossing Times

    By modernizing border crossing procedures, the Trade Hub and its partners have been able to reduce border crossing times substantially at the Mwanza, Songwe, Kasumbalesa and Nakonde border posts.

  • Source Africa

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The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub works to enhance economic growth and food security in Southern Africa through trade. READ MORE.

Participants will have opportunities to practice communication skills and techniques through mock negotiations and a series of introductory, impromptu, and rehearsed presentationsUSAID’s Southern African Trade Hub has developed a two-day Persuasive Communication and Negotiation Training for women business owners and entrepreneurs in Southern Africa in collaboration with renowned persuasive communications expert Dr. Barbara Tannenbaum, whose clients include Microsoft, Google, and high profile American politicians.

The training incorporates results of a Trade Hub gender analysis and has been tailored to address the specific needs, constraints, concerns, and opportunities experienced by women business owners and entrepreneurs in Southern Africa. In July and early August 2015, Trade Hub consultants conducted a detailed literature review and a participatory analysis with members of the Botswana Women in Business Association (WIBA) and the African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP).

The Trade Hub’s resulting innovative new course features modules on impact and delivery styles, visual and verbal presentation, goal and audience, confidence, negotiation, persuasion, credibility, and trust, as well as discussions on how culture and gender influence communication. The Trade Hub will roll out trainings in August in Botswana and Zambia for both WIBA and AWEP.

Photo: Participants will have opportunities to practice communication skills and techniques through mock negotiations and a series of introductory, impromptu, and rehearsed presentations
 

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