TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Technical assistance and training courses for 2007

The products are designed to ensure a “do-able” number of high quality activities, with expected durable effects. Each product comes with clearly identified objectives. In this way outcomes become measurable, making evaluation more meaningful.

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See also:
Technical Assistance Plan 2007
Training courses 2008/09

Subject/Programme

Region/Sub-region

Dates

Description of the Activity

A. GENERAL WTO-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING

(a) Trade Policy Courses

(i) Geneva-based Trade Policy Courses (TPCs)

 

15 January - 5 April 2007

39th Trade Policy Course (English)

 

15 January - 5 April 2007

40th Trade Policy Course (English)

 

30 April - 20 July 2007

41st Trade Policy Course (French)

 

17 September - 7 December 2007

42nd Trade Policy Course (English)

(ii) Regional Trade Policy Courses and follow-up (RTPCs)

Africa (English)

4 June - 24 August 2007

Regional Trade Policy Course

Africa (English)

30 April - 2 May 2007

Preparatory workshop for University professors

Africa (French)

2-27 July 2007

Regional Trade Policy Course

Africa (French)

14-16 May 2007

Preparatory workshop for University professors

Asia and Pacific

12 March - 1 June 2007

Regional Trade Policy Course

Asia and Pacific

29-31 January 2007

Preparatory workshop for University professors

Latin America

24 September - 14 December 2007

Regional Trade Policy Course

Latin America

30 July - 1 August 2007

Preparatory workshop for University professors

Caribbean

19 February - 9 March 2007

Follow-up to the Regional Trade Policy Course — one-month specialized course co-delivered with academics and specialists from the region (4 one-week modules)

(b) Geneva-based Introduction Courses

 

 

4-22 June 2007

11th Introduction course for Least-Developed countries (French)

 

12-30 November 2007

12th Introduction course for Least-Developed countries (English)

(c) Geneva-based Thematic Courses

 

 

16-20 April 2007

17th (Thematic) Dispute Settlement Course (English)

 

21-25 May 2007

18th (Thematic) Dispute Settlement Course (English)

 

1-5 October 2007

19th (Thematic) Dispute Settlement Course (Spanish)

 

2-13 July 2007

6th (Thematic) course on Trade Negotiations (Spanish)

(d) Regional and Sub-regional Short Trade Policy Courses

 

Africa

22 October - 2 November 2007

5th WTO/ADB/ECA Trade Policy Course for African Countries

Africa (English)

18-20 April 2007

WTO/COMESA Short Trade Policy Course

Africa (English)

20-22 August 2007

WTO/ECOWAS Short Trade Policy Course

Africa (English)

6-8 August 2007

WTO/SADC Short Trade Policy Course

Africa (French)

9-27 July 2006

WTO/IDLO Public International Trade Law Course for Least-developed countries

Africa (French)

22-25 May 2007

WTO/CEMAC Short Trade Policy Course

Arab and Middle East countries

15 January - 2 February 2007

WTO/IsDB Short Trade Policy Course for IsDB Members countries (Arabic)

Arab and Middle East countries

4-22 June 2007

WTO/IsDB Short Trade Policy Course for IsDB Members countries (French)

Asia and Pacific

12-30 November 2007

WTO/IDLO Public International Trade Law Course (English)

Caribbean

3-5 October 2007

General Overview of the WTO and the Doha Development Agenda

Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus

22-26 October 2007

Trade Policy and WTO Accession

Latin America

22 January - 9 February 2007

WTO/IDLO Public International Trade Law Course

Latin America

3-14 September 2007

Short Trade Policy Course for ALADI Members

Latin America

21-23 May 2007

The results of the Doha Development Agenda: settings of implementation and impacts

Latin America

7-11 May 2007

WTO on-going negotiations for Central American Countries

Pacific

27-31 August 2007

Short Trade Policy Course for Pacific Island Countries

Asia-Pacific

5-9 November 2007

Short Trade Policy Course for French-speaking countries in Asia-Pacific

B. SPECIALIZED AND ADVANCED TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

(a) Geneva-based Specialized Courses

 

 

22 October - 2 November 2007

3rd Specialized Course on SPS (French)

 

21-22 June 2007

Follow-up activity (related to the second specialized course on SPS held in 2006)

(b) National Technical Assistance Activities

(i) Topic-based activities

All regions

 

250 national activities

(ii) Technical Assistance within the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM) Framework

All regions

 

included under (i) above

(iii) Assisting beneficiaries in conducting Needs Assessment

All regions

 

included under (i) above

(iv) WTO Reference centres and enquiry points

 

 

20 WTO Reference Centres

(c) Regional Seminars

(i) Agriculture (Ag)

Africa (English)

7-8 November 2007

Regional Workshop

Africa (French)

Postponed to 2008

Regional Workshop

Asia-Pacific

28-29 November 2007

WTO/UNESCAP Regional Workshop

Latin America

15-16 October 2007

Regional Workshop

(ii) Dispute Settlement (DSU)

Asia-Pacific

4-8 June 2007

Special Training Course on WTO Dispute Settlement

Caribbean

17-21 September 2007

Special Training Course on WTO Dispute Settlement

Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus

2-6 April 2007

Special Training Course on WTO Dispute Settlement

(iii) Government Procurement (Plurilateral Agreement on)

Africa (English)

25-27 April 2007

Workshop on Government Procurement

Asia-Pacific

23-25 September 2007

Advanced Workshop on Government Procurement

Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus

27-29 November 2007

Workshop on Government Procurement

(iv) Non-Agriculture Market Access (NAMA)

Africa (English)

3-5 December 2007

Workshop on Non-agriculture Market Access Negotiations

Africa (French)

13-16 November 2007

Workshop on Non-agriculture Market Access Negotiations

Arab and Middle East countries

5-7 November 2007

Workshop on Non-agriculture Market Access Negotiations

Asia

8-11 May 2007

Workshop on Non-agriculture Market Access Negotiations

Caribbean

3-6 July  2007

Workshop on Non-agriculture Market Access Negotiations

Latin America

23-26 October 2007

Workshop on Non-agriculture Market Access Negotiations

Pacific

 

Workshop on Non-agriculture Market Access Negotiations

South Asia 3-7 September 2007

Sub-regional workshop on Customs Valuation

(v) Regional Trade Agreements

Africa (English)

10-12 December 2007

WTO rules on Regional Trade Agreements

Africa (French)

11-13 December 2007

WTO rules on Regional Trade Agreements

Asia and Pacific

19-21 June 2007

WTO rules on Regional Trade Agreements

(vi) Rules

Africa (French)

 

Workshop on Trade Remedies

Asia and Pacific

13-18 August 2007

Workshop on Trade Remedies

Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus

25-28 June 2007

Workshop on Trade Remedies

Latin America

23 October - 1 November 2007

Workshop on Subsidy Disciplines

(vii) Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)

Africa (English)

 

Applied training in the SPS Agreement

Africa (French)

20-23 February 2007

Applied training in the SPS Agreement

South Asia

24-26 April 2007

Applied training in the SPS Agreement

(viii) Services negotiations; GATS

Arab and Middle East countries

17-19 April 2007

Developments in the rule-making negotiations and other relevant issues arising from the ongoing services negotiations

Africa (French)

23-25 October 2007

Developments in the rule-making negotiations and other relevant issues arising from the ongoing services negotiations

Asia-Pacific

17-19 October 2007

Developments in the rule-making negotiations and other relevant issues arising from the ongoing services negotiations

Latin America

4-6 December 2007

WTO Telecom training course

CEECACs

12-14 December 2007

Regional Seminar on Trade in Services

(ix) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)

Africa (English)

19-21 June 2007

Training on the implementation of the TBT Agreement for English-speaking African countries

Asia

20-22 November 2007

Training on the implementation of the TBT Agreement for Asian countries

Arab and Middle East countries

24-26 April 2007

Training on the implementation of the TBT Agreement for Arab and Middle East countries

(x) Trade and Development, including: Special and Differential Treatment and Small Economies

Africa (English)

20-23 August 2007

Trade Policy Course on Special and Differential Treatment, LDCs, Small Economies and the Integrated Framework

Africa (French)

12-14 June 2007

Trade Policy Course on Special and Differential Treatment, LDCs, Small Economies and the Integrated Framework

Asia and Pacific

27 February - 1 March 2007

Trade Policy Course on Special and Differential Treatment, LDCs, Small Economies and the Integrated Framework

Caribbean

26-28 November 2007

Trade Policy Course on Special and Differential Treatment, LDCs, Small Economies and the Integrated Framework

(xi) Trade and Environment

Asia and Pacific

16-18 October 2007

Workshop on Trade and Environment — the work of CTE and Doha process

Caribbean

Postponed to 2008

Workshop on Trade and Environment — the work of CTE and Doha process

Latin America

Postponed to 2008

Workshop on Trade and Environment — the work of CTE and Doha process

(xii) Trade Facilitation

Africa (English)

16-20 April 2007

Workshop on Trade Facilitation

Africa (French)

21-25 May 2007

Workshop on Trade Facilitation

Arab and Middle East countries

18-22 March 2007

Workshop on Trade Facilitation

Asia and Pacific

14-18 May 2007

Workshop on Trade Facilitation

Caribbean

9-13 July 2007

Workshop on Trade Facilitation

Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus

18-22 June 2007

Workshop on Trade Facilitation

Latin America

25-29 June 2007

Workshop on Trade Facilitation

(xiii) Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights

Africa (English)

3-5 July 2007

Workshop on TRIPS

Africa (French)

2-4 May 2007

Workshop on TRIPS

Asia-Pacific

25-27 July 2007

Workshop on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health

(d) Advanced Training Programme for Senior Government Officials

 

Africa (French)

7-11 May 2007

Advanced Training Programme for Senior Government officials

Arab and Middle East countries

18-22 November 2007

Advanced Training Programme for Senior Government officials

Asia-Pacific

24-28 September 2007

Advanced Programme for Senior Government officials

Latin America

9-20 July 2007

Advanced Training Programme for Senior Government officials from Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America on WTO and FTAA issues

(e) Intensive Courses on Trade Negotiations Skills

Trade Negotiations Techniques

Africa (English)

19-23 March 2007

Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills

Africa (French)

19-23 November 2007

Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills

Asia-Pacific

26 February - 2 March 2007

Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills

Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus

14-18 May 2007

Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills

(f) Outreach Activities for Parliamentarians and Civil Society

 

Asia

4-5 June 2007

Workshop for NGOs

TBC

 

Workshop for NGOs

Africa (English)

29-31 May 2007

Workshop for Parliamentarians

TBC (English)

 

Workshop for Parliamentarians

TBC (French)

 

Workshop for Parliamentarians

Latin America (Mercosur) (Spanish)

5-7 December 2007

Workshop for Parliamentarians

C. ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TRAINING AND CAPACITY-BUILDING: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

(a) Regional Trade Policy Courses (see A.(a)(ii))

(b) Follow-up to RTPCs (Phase 2)

 

Africa (English)

3-5 December 2007

Phase 2 Specialized workshop

Africa (French)

 

Phase 2 Specialized workshop

Asia-Pacific

 

Phase 2 Specialized workshop

Caribbean

 

Phase 2 Specialized workshop

(c) Workshops for university professors on WTO Matters

(i) Regional workshops

Arab and Middle East countries

11-13 December 2007

Workshop for Academics

Asia-Pacific

26-30 March 2007

Workshop for junior researchers on research tools and on modernizing curricula of internationl trade in Asia-Pacific universities

Asia-Pacific

10-12 December 2007

Workshop for Senior researchers — 2nd academic workshop on Trade research

Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Postponed to 2008

Workshop for Academics

TBC

 

Curriculum development to incorporate WTO matters: sharing of teaching and research experiences

(ii) National activities

 

 

National workshops for University professors

(d) Support Programme for doctoral studies

 

 

 

Support programme for doctoral students

(e) Programme for visiting academics

 

 

 

Programme for visiting academics

(f) Research collaboration

 

 

 

Research collaboration: joint research activities with academics from developing countries

(g) Document Dissemination programme for universities

 

 

 

Document Dissemination Programme for Universities: the donation of a basic set of WTO publications to groups of 20 universities from each region.

D. SUPPORT TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FACILITIES

(a) Geneva-based topic-specific symposia

 

Capital-based delegates

7-8 November 2007

TBT Fifth Special Meeting on Procedures for Information Exchange for officials responsible for notifications and enquiry points

Capital-based delegates

 

Workshop on Environmental Goods and Services

Capital-based delegates

3-5 December 2007

Workshop on TRIPS and Public Health for IP/trade officials

Capital-based delegates

10-12 July 2007

Workshop on the GPA

Capital-based officials

18-29 June 2007

Colloquium for Developing Country Teachers of Intellectual Property

Geneva-based delegates

 

Symposium on TRIPS

Capital-based delegates

28-29 March 2007

Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the IT Agreement

Capital-based delegates

15-19 October 2007

Special SPS Meeting on transparency held back-to-back with an SPS Committee meeting

Capital-based delegates

30 April - 1 May 2007

Workshop on Rules for Heads of Active Trade Remedy Authorities in Developing Members

(b) Introduction days

 

 

17 April 2007

16th Introduction Day (trilingual)

 

 

5 July 2007

17th Introduction Day (trilingual)

 

 

13 November 2007

18th Introduction Day (trilingual)

(c) Other forms of Geneva-based support: Geneva Week

 

 

7-11 May 2007

Geneva Week

 

19-23 November 2007

Geneva Week

(d) Trainee programmes and internships

 

 

 

Regular internships

 

 

Netherlands Trainee Programme

 

 

Coordinators of regional groups

 

 

Developing country missions

E. E-LEARNING: ONLINE COURSES

(a) eTraining: online courses

 

Capital-based officials

12 February - 30 March 2007

Introduction to the WTO (English)

Capital-based officials

12 February - 30 March 2007

Specialized course on Trade Remedies (English)

Capital-based officials

12 February - 30 March 2007

Specialized course on Agriculture (English)

Capital-based officials

12 February - 30 March 2007

Specialized course on Technical Barriers to Trade (English)

Capital-based officials

16 April - 1 June 2007

Introduction to the WTO (Spanish)

Capital-based officials

16 April - 1 June 2007

Specialized course on Trade Remedies (Spanish)

Capital-based officials

16 April - 1 June 2007

Specialized course on Technical Barriers to Trade (Spanish)

Capital-based officials

16 April - 1 June 2007

Specialized course on Agriculture (Spanish)

Capital-based officials

16 April - 1 June 2007

Specialized course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (Spanish)

Capital-based officials

16 April - 1 June 2007

Specialized course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (French)

Capital-based officials

11 June - 20 July 2007

Introduction to the WTO (French)

Capital-based officials

11 June - 20 July 2007

Specialized course on Technical Barriers to Trade (French)

Capital-based officials

11 June - 20 July 2007

Specialized course on Agriculture (French)

Capital-based officials

11 June - 20 July 2007

Specialized course on Technical Barriers to Trade (French)

Capital-based officials

5 November - 15 December 2007

Introduction to the WTO (English)

Capital-based officials

5 November - 15 December 2007

Specialized course on Trade Remedies (English)

Capital-based officials

5 November - 15 December 2007

Specialized course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (English)

Capital-based officials

5 November - 15 December 2007

Specialized course on Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights (English)

Capital-based officials

5 November - 15 December 2007

Specialized course on Technical Barriers to Trade (English)

Capital-based officials

5 November - 15 December 2007

Specialized course on Agriculture (English)

(b) Self-training modules: computer-based training modules

 

Self-training

1 January-31 December 2007

Overview of the WTO (English, French, Spanish)

Self-training

1 January-31 December 2007

Dispute Settlement (English, French, Spanish)

Self-training

1 January-31 December 2007

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (English, French, Spanish)

Self-training

1 January-31 December 2007

Trade in Services (English, French, Spanish)

Self-training

1 January-31 December 2007

The WTO: Economic Underpinnings (English)

(c) Briefings

 

Self-training

1 January-31 December 2007

Trade Facilitation (English)

Self-training

1 January-31 December 2007

The WTO Coherence Mandate (English)

 

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