Judith Fessehaie is a Programme Manager and leads the ICTSD’s Trade and Development programme. Before joining ICTSD, Judith worked as a senior consultant at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), Johannesburg, in the area of industrial development and regional industrialisation for international bodies, and national and local institutions. She was also Senior Lecturer for the MPhil in Industrial Policy run by UN IDEP – University of Johannesburg. Prior to that, Judith worked for eight years as a trade and industrial development advisor at TradeMark Southern Africa, the Zambia's Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat as well as short-term consultancies with the World Bank, UNECA, and UNIDO, among others./p>
Judith holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town, where she was also associated with the Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) centre. She also holds a MA in Development Economics from Norwich University, a post-graduate diploma in International Trade Law from the Università di Torino, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Università di Milano.