Nadira Bayat

Gender and Trade expert at the Economic Commission for Africa

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Nadira Bayat is a Gender and Trade expert at the Economic Commission for Africa, where she leads the approach to gender mainstreaming in AfCFTA National Strategies.  Nadira has served in various roles in other UN agencies and has held senior positions in the South African government, including as Counsellor: Multilateral at the Embassy of South Africa in Washington, D.C.  Prior experience includes various roles with the United Nations (UN), including at the International Court of Justice, UN Transitional Administration in East Timor, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Nadira has a background in international law. She holds two LLMs, the most recent in international legal studies from American University Washington College of Law, with a specialization in human rights law.