Moshe Kao

Former Permanent representative of the Lesotho

Professional with extensive experience in trade policy and international development in a variety of environments and organisations with different specialisations. Moshe has provided advisory services in Geneva for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group on development issues; coordinated the African Group; undertook research on Global Value Chains for the ICTSD; worked closely with delegations in the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD), CTD Dedicated Session on Small and Vulnerable Economy (SVE) issues, and Aid for Trade; and monitoring developments on LDC issues within the WTO. Provided advisory service to the Ministry of Trade on EIF project as well as supporting the Permanent Mission of Lesotho in Coordinating the African Group at WTO towards the 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi. Prior to working as an independent consultant Moshe was Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Lesotho in Geneva where he led the Mission and advanced government policies on trade and development issues within UNCTAD, WTO, ITC and other trade related institutions. This also included negotiating and advising Government on policy issues including assessing their 
implications on international trends.

Bridges news

29 November 2016
Quels ont été les impacts de la participation aux chaînes de valeur du secteur de l'habillement au Lesotho? Les lignes de production mondiales se sont multipliées au cours des trois dernières décennies. Dans le même temps, la production de textiles et de vêtements a contribué au développement...
22 November 2016
What have been the impacts of Lesotho’s participation in apparel value chains? This article explores the development potential of two different value chains – the one global, the other regional. Global production lines have multiplied tremendously in the last three decades. At the same time, the...