The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Yvonne Semba Chileshe

Expert Commodities and value chains development - ACP Secretariat

Expert Commodities and value chains development - ACP Secretariat

Yvonne Semba Chileshe


Mrs Chileshe, a Zambian national, has 20 years' experience in trade and development. She has diverse national and international experience including trade negotiations, commodities and value chains development, project management and Trade and Industrial policy analysis.
Mrs Chileshe served previously as Trade Adviser to the Government of Botswana, Chief Trade Negotiator and Director of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia, and Trade attaché at the Zambian Embassy in Belgium. She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in International Trade Law, Masters in Economic Policy Management and Bachelor of Arts Degree.


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  1. Oct 7

    Brussels Briefing 58: "Africa’s agriculture trade in a changing environment"

    The Brussels Briefing 58 on "Africa’s Agriculture Trade in a changing environment" takes place on 23 October 2018. This Briefing is co-organised by CTA, in collaboration with the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat, Concord, IFPRI and GIZ.