Annet Auma has been working with EASSI collaborating with women cross border traders on issues of Advocacy, Capacity Building, Border procedures and processes to enhance the participation of women cross border traders in intra-regional trade. She has worked with EASSI since 2014 under various projects that seek to identify how the provisions of the EAC treaty can be exploited to increase women’s trade volumes, reduce transaction costs and eliminate the non-tariff barriers which remain obstacles to women cross border traders. She has worked under various projects including the Women and Girl’s Empowerment Project, Gender and Trade project.
She is currently working as project assistant under Gender and Economic Justice project. Holding a diploma in development studies and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the same field, she has gained enormous knowledge, in border procedures and processes, issues concerning women in cross border trade and has been instrumental in advocating for the addressing of challenges faced by women in cross border trade. She is a quick learner and very flexible always interacting and sharing with women traders and the community.