Imani implementated a programme of activities towards trade negotiations capacity building for the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Malawi (MoIT), funded by DFID’s Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF). The project focused primarily on two trade negotiations areas: the drafting of a new trade negotiations framework for Malawi, as well as designing a trade negotiations management strategy based on an organisational analysis of current trade negotiations structures. While the negotiations framework set out key objectives for upcoming trade negotiations, the management strategy looked to ensure that the MoIT and other ministries function as a well-coordinated unit ahead of trade negotiations.