London, United Kingdom – September 22, 2023 – The International Centre for Trade Transparency (ICTTM) is thrilled to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Leading Women of Africa Corporate Group (LWA) on Friday, September 22, 2023.
This collaboration symbolizes a union of vision around driving innovation, efficiency, and transparency in international trade, while simultaneously championing the role of women in shaping the socio-economic landscape of Africa.
The ICTTM, stands by its dedication to enhancing trade transparency and compliance, and finds a like-minded partner in LWA, a group that has been instrumental in shaping visionary leaders and driving the socio-economic transformation of Africa in partnership with women and other stakeholders. Together, we aspire to cultivate an environment that nurtures women’s leadership in trade and fosters sustainable development across the continent.
With ICTTM’s global presence and LWA’s strong foothold in over 32 African countries, this partnership promises to expand the reach and impact of both organizations. The alliance will serve to support LWA’s work around trade missions, workshops, and programs, aiming to unlock new business opportunities and promote ethical and transparent trade practices.
James S. York, CEO of ICTTM, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “This MOU marks the beginning of a collaborative journey towards a future where trade is not only transparent and ethical but also inclusive. We are excited to work hand-in-hand with LWA to empower women and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of Africa.”
The Leading Women of Africa Corporate Group is committed to driving the socio-economic transformation of Africa in partnership with women and other invested stakeholders. Through its various entities, including LWA Non-Profit Company, LWA Leadership Institute, WURSA Marketplace, and LWA Corporate, the group has managed to create a strong presence in over 32 African countries, conducting numerous women-only trade missions and shaping visionary leaders in corporate and public sectors.
The International Centre for Trade Transparency Limited (ICTTM) stands at the forefront of fostering transparency and adherence to compliance within the realm of international trade. The organisation is deeply engaged in the creation and deployment of innovative AI-driven tools, meticulously designed to analyze and navigate global supply chains.
The ICTTMs sophisticated technology is instrumental in pinpointing various risk factors within supply chains. These include potential areas of fraud, diversions in the supply chain, payment and supplier risks, sanctions liabilities, threats linked to environmental catastrophes, and violations of human rights. Furthermore, ICTTM’s tools extend beyond risk management. They are crafted to map the complex landscape of supply chains, assist companies in discovering untapped markets, predict trends in market growth and stability, and ascertain the specific requirements needed for products to penetrate diverse markets around the world.
Through their unwavering commitment to technological advancement and innovation, ICTTM is not only responding to the current demands of global trade but actively shaping its future, ensuring a more transparent, secure, and efficient international trade ecosystem.
The Directors of the Board of the ICTTM include: Hon David Wells, H.E. Ambassador Sven Jurgenson, Viscount Lord Waverley, Hon Charles Mok and Hon Iain Evans.