Laura Naliaka is a trade policy fellow at the Africa Trade Policy Centre at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Her areas of expertise include development economics and international trade. She previously worked at the African Economic Research Consortium where she oversaw a project on mitigating the adverse effects of COVID-19 in East Africa on various sectors. Prior to that, she was a consultant at the ECA sub-regional office for East Africa focusing on, inter alia, the AfCFTA, regional integration, trade and balance of payments. She holds an MSc in Development Economics from the University of Sussex.