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COMESA TradeSift Training 2022-02

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Analysing International Trade Data using TradeSift

A blended learning activity provided by InterAnalysis at the University of Sussex for
COMESA Secretariat and COMESA member states

KEY COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE DATES: 28 February – 3 March 2022

Total Duration: 4 consecutive days delivered as live webinars and online training

Course contact/facilitator: Michael Laffey – eMail: mlaffey@tradesift.com

TradeSift Technical Support: Colin Lucking – eMail: support@tradesift.com

Course Tutors: Dr Peter Holmes & Dr Theresa Carpenter

COURSE INTRODUCTION

By kind invitation of the COMESA Secretariat we are delighted to deliver our latest blended learning course, Analysing International Trade using TradeSift.

In collaboration with COMESA and InterAnalysis at the University of Sussex, the aim of this course is to enhance regional capacity in trade policy analysis.

This course will be of interest to desk officers, policy professionals, researchers and students throughout the COMESA Secretariat and COMESA member states.

We welcome you all and we hope that you will enjoy the course, the learning process, and find the material stimulating and relevant to your daily work.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This dedicated COMESA course page will provide you with everything you need to start and complete the course.

We use the principle of blended learning to deliver both conceptual and highly practical training on trade data analysis using TradeSift.

Course participants will receive:

  • Daily Live Sessions with Experts: Where we will teach you about trade data, and how to use the TradeSift software to analyse international trade data, and tariff data, in order to improve trade policy decision making, and to improve your understanding of some of the trade policy challenges and opportunities that exist
  • Practical Hands-On Sessions using TradeSift:  through a series of practical exercises which are undertaken using the software.
  • Discussion Sessions: allowing for tutor feedback of participant exercise results, together with an opportunity to discuss subject matters in more depth.
  • TradeSift Training Pack: containing the conceptual and practical TradeSift training material presented by the course tutors. This also includes access to  useful TradeSift demonstration videos.

GETTING STARTED

STEP 1. TRADESIFT SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

In advance of the course, it is important that you successfully install TradeSift onto the laptop or PC you are using for the duration of the course.

AND register the licence key. We have provided the licence key in the download section below. We have also supplied a guide to help you.

STEP 2. DOWNLOAD THE COURSE MATERIALS

Course materials are made available to you as soon as they are published. The filename and download link will be activated in the download table below.

TradeSift Licence Information

TradeSift courses include a free time-limited licence. We want participants to develop their TradeSift skills beyond the initial training period. To this end, the licence issued to support this course is valid for one month and will expire thirty days after the course end date. We encourage everyone to use their TradeSift licence as much as possible in their work.

Course participants benefit from a 20% discount on the listed TradeSift purchase price.

DOWNLOAD SECTION

ACCESS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FROM HERE

THE COURSE HAS CONCLUDED BUT YOU STILL HAVE ACCESS TO ALL OF THE COURSE MATERIAL.

THE COURSE CONTENT IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD BY TWO ROUTES.

THE SAME CONTENT IS AVAILABLE IN BOTH LOCATIONS.

Please choose  EITHER the Google Drive folder link or the DropBox folder link provided.

THE FOLLOWING SECTION IS THE ORIGINAL DOWNLOADS SECTION AND USERS MAY PREFER TO CONTINUE USING THIS SECTION.

THIS SECTION ALSO GROUPS THE COURSE CONTENT INTO SOFTWARE OR COURSE MATERIALS WHICH YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL.

PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD EACH ITEM INDIVIDUALLY.

IF YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE COURSE MATERIAL THROUGH THE FOLDER LINKS ABOVE, DO NOT DOWNLOAD FROM THE FOLLOWING SECTION.

TRADESIFT SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

REMEMBER: INSTALL TRADESIFT & REGISTER YOUR LICENCE KEY IN ADVANCE OF THE COURSE
The files you download are accessed from DropBox. If you do not have a DropBox account you can still download the files. When requested by DropBox to register for an account you do not need to do this. You are able to click the [X] close box icon located in the top right hand corner of the registration pop-up window. When you close this window your download will proceed.
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1TradeSift SoftwareTradeSiftPro_3.1.12_Setup.exe
2TradeSift Licence Key
You must use all 5 lines of the licence key
TradeSift Pro Licence – COMESACourse202202.txt
3TradeSift Licence Key – Registration GuideTradeSift Pro - Licence Key – Registration Guide..pdf
4TradeSift FAQ & Technical SpecificationsTradeSift – FAQ-and-Tech-Spec_2022.pdf
If you experience a problem accessing or installing TradeSift, please contact the Course Facilitator (Michael Laffey, mlaffey@tradesift.com) and Technical Support (Colin Lucking, support@tradesift.com).

COURSE MATERIALS

Course materials are available to download in this section. Published course material can be identified by their filename and activated download link. You will be informed as additional material is published and available to download.
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5COMESA TradeSift DATA PROJECT
Please download this file in advance of the course. It contains pre-selected data you will explore using TradeSift.
COMESA202202.tsproj
6COMESA - Course Overview & Getting StartedCOMESA - TradeSift Training - Course Overview & Getting Started - FINAL - 20220311.pdf
7.1COMESA TradeSift Course Agenda - ENTrade Policy Analysis using TradeSift_ Organization of Work_Final revised 2_28-02-22 - Trainers Update - final day.docx
7.2COMESA TradeSift Course Agenda - FRTrade Policy Analysis using TradeSift_ Organization of Work_Final draft_23-02-22_FRENCH.docx
7.3COMESA TradeSift Course Agenda - ARN/A
8COMESA TradeSift Training Pack - CORECOMESA - Pack CORE - TradeSift Training - Analysing International Trade - 202202
9COMESA TradeSift Training Pack - SUP 1 - Day 4 - Trade NegotiationsCOMESA - Pack SUP 1 - TradeSift Training - Day 4 - Trade Negotiations - PHolmes - 20220227
10COMESA TradeSift Training Pack - SUP 2 - DATACOMESA - Pack SUP 2 - DATA - 202202 - Analysing International Trade - Finalised 20220303
11COMESA TradeSift Exercise 1COMESA TradeSift Exercise 1
12Download Master ListCOMESA - Download MasterList - FINAL - 20220311
If you experience a problem downloading the course material, please contact the Course Facilitator (Michael Laffey, mlaffey@tradesift.com).

COURSE eBROCHURE

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E1COMESA - eBrochure - TradeSift Training - ENCOMESA - eBrochure - TradeSift Training - Feb 2022_ Amended 2.pdf
E2COMESA - eBrochure - TradeSift Training - FRCOMESA - eBrochure - TradeSift Training - Feb 2022_ FRENCH.pdf
E3COMESA - eBrochure - TradeSift Training - ARCOMESA - eBrochure - TradeSift Training - Feb 2022_ Arabic amended-2.pdf

TRADESIFT HELP VIDEOS

A library of TradeSift demonstration videos is available on the TradeSift YouTube Channel

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU ONLINE. ENJOY THE COURSE.
TURNING DATA INTO INFORMATION AND INFORMATION INTO KNOWLEDGE