Who we are

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development(CTPD) is a non-profit, membership based trade policy think tank established in 2004.

Formerly known as the ‘Civil Society Trade Network of Zambia’ (CSTNZ), the organisation has progressed from being a network to being a think tank. The organisation is affiliated to Africa Trade Networks (ATN), Our World Is Not For Sale Network (OWINFS), Southern African People Solidarity Network (SAPSN) and has a membership of 16 local Non-governmental Organisations and individual members.


CTPD aims to promote equitable pro-poor trade policies and practices in Zambia through trade reform at national, regional and international levels. In addition the organisation Facilitates the participation of member organizations and stakeholders to ensure that trade and investment serves as a tool for poverty eradication.

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