Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA)

Established in December 2006, the Trade Policy Centre in Africa (trapca), is situated in Arusha, Tanzania. trapca is a centre within the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) with academic support from the University of Lund of Sweden. ESAMI is the legal owner of trapca, while Lund University through its school of Economics and management (LUSEM) provides academic support in the planning of curriculum and is responsible for the implementation, examination and certification of the Master programme. The government of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has been providing trapca funding for the past nine years

Within a few years of existence, trapca has emerged as a world centre of excellence in trade related training for LDCs and other low-income countries in Africa. As a Centre of Excellence based in Africa and providing academic and vocational training in trade policy, trade law and trade facilitation, trapca has rapidly evolved to a major training centre in addressing trade policy capacity needs of Africa, Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and other Low Income Countries (LICs).