Gendering SPS and TBT Rules for Development
Nicola Bauman is a Policy Officer at the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in their Agriculture and Food Trade Branch. She previously worked at the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, primarily on international trade issues and SPS capacity building in the Asia-Pacific.
Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resources Economics at the University of Guelph, Canada
Spencer Henson is a Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resources Economics at the University of Guelph, Canada and Director of the Guelph Institute of Development Studies (GIDS). Professor Henson is recognised internationally for his research on the economics of food safety and quality. He has worked extensively on the impacts of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures on low and middle-income countries. His research in this area has been undertaken in collaboration with the WTO, OECD, World Bank, FAO, IICA and STDF, amongst others.
Secretary of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (W.P.6) and Head of the Regulatory Cooperation Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Secretary of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (W.P.6) and Head of the Regulatory Cooperation Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Recent work has focused on how risk management tools are used in regulatory action, in particular, as the basis for designing regulatory systems and in regulatory approximation, and how standardization can contribute to sustainable development and to resilience to natural and man-made disasters. Research interests include the deep aspects of economic integration, in particular overcoming technical barriers to trade through regulatory cooperation and approximation of technical regulations. Has published extensively, both in peer-reviewed paper and as a contributing author to flagship UN publications. Author of the book Risk Management in Regulatory Frameworks and a paper on “Standards and normative mechanisms for disaster risk reduction.”
Sarah Mohan is a Development Economist at ICTSD. She has six years of work experience on value chains, standards, development and trade, including at UNCTAD, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and Seeds of Survival-USC Canada. She has worked as a consultant for the FAO, North South Institute, ICTSD, and Consumers International. Sarah has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, policy papers, and book chapters, and has conducted extensive fieldwork in the tea sector. She holds a PhD in Economics from Carleton University in Canada and a Masters’ Degree in Development Economics from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. Sarah is a Canadian national.
This event is organised with the support of THE AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE (DFAT).