The second Trade Capacity Enhancement Project (TRACE II) is an initiative derived from an Integrated Framework (www.enhancedif.org) that also provides the funding. These funds are used to build capacity to implement the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS). MTTI is the TRACE implementing supervisor and Competitive Investment Climate Strategy (CICS) National Steering Committee provides the overall policy guidance for its implementation.
TRACE II is a five year, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) funded program under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry (MTTI). The financial agreement (memorandum of understanding) was signed between the Government of Uganda and the EIF Trust Fund Manager; United Nations Office for Programs Support (UNOPS) on 13th July 2009. TRACE 11 succeeds TRACE 1 by the Revamped Integrated Framework (RIF). TRACE 1 was implemented between Jan 2008 – September 2009.
TRACE II seeks to contribute towards the fulfillment of the Integrated Framework (IF) objectives and programs in Uganda and to support the government of Uganda’s trade development agenda. The project is implemented in the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry where it supports the building of capacity in the National IF secretariat so that it is better equipped to:
- Coordinate the process of trade mainstreaming into the national planning process among different institutions and sectors in Uganda
- Oversee the development of a program of Tier 2 projects in response to the DTIS action matrix, assist identify funding partners and monitor their implementation and
- Coordinate the development of trade and trade related projects and monitor the implementation of Aid for Trade program in Uganda
Tier 2 Project Ideas:
TRACE is coordinating the development of Tier 2 projects in Uganda and has received several project ideas at different stages of development.We therefore ask you the stakeholders for your contributions and ideas on the following projects. This will aid the development of these ideas into fund-able and bankable projects.
Please copy your communication to the undersigned on the various information notes.
INFORMATION NOTE ON HTTI TSP
INFORMATION NOTE ON APITRADE
INFORMATION NOTE ON Competiton Policy
INFORMATION NOTE ON Dried Fruits
INFORMATION NOTE ON Greening Coffee
INFORMATION NOTE ON GUM ARABIC ALOE & HONEY
INFORMATION NOTE ON HANDCRAFTS
INFORMATION NOTE ON the Sericulture Project
INFORMATION NOTE ON UNCTD
EIF Trading Stories Series
The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) that is supporting the trade sector in Uganda through various interventions is fielding a mission in the country in June 2012. The mission intends to make a film of Uganda to show how trade in the country is changing people’s livelihoods and creating more opportunities.
The film will be part of the global TRADING STORIES series of the EIF that will show how trade works on the ground from the skills acquisition, provision of training in the labour market through education, entrepreneurs, MSMEs and the opportunities available to the local farmers. The story will also present an opportunity of identifying where challenges still exist, the progress made so far and where more support is needed from both the local and global partners
Trade Capacity Enhancement Program (TRACE)
Plot 6/8 Parliament Avenue
5th Floor, Farmer’s House,
P.O Box 7103 Kampala
Tel: 0 312 324 000/109