The Elenchus Institute
Beatrice Chaytor works with the International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP) in providing capacity building support to a number of African regions in their negotiations with the European Union on services under the EPAs, and in defining solutions and strategies for African countries’ needs on Aid for Trade. From 2004 to 2008, Beatrice Chaytor was a Senior Trade Policy Advisor in the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Sierra Leone, on assignment by the Commonwealth Secretariat. As Director of Policy, Planning and Research in the Ministry, she provided policy advice, analysis, and direction on all aspects of trade and investment policy affecting Sierra Leone. Prior to her assignment in Sierra Leone, for nine years Beatrice Chaytor was Senior Lawyer, and then Programme Director, at the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) in London, building capacity among developing country negotiators at the WTO.
Currently, Ms Chaytor is based in Sierra Leone and provides independent research and analysis on a range of economic policy issues affecting Africa, including trade, investment and environment. She also has private sector interests in horticulture, design and well-being.