TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Technical assistance and training courses for 2014/15

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:
Explanation of technical assistance and training
Technical Assistance Plan 2014/2015
Technical assistance and training courses for 2012/13
Training courses 2010/2011
Training courses 2008/2009
Training courses 2007

Key result (outcome) 1:
Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and making full use of Members' rights.

Target region

2014
From — To

2015
From — To

Language

Description of the Activity

Code

A 1.Trade Policy Courses (TPCs)
 (i) Geneva-based Trade Policy Courses

Global

20/01/2014 - 13/03/2014

 

English

1st Advanced Trade Policy Course — Level 3Generalist path

ATPC14/1

Global

02/06/2014 - 24/07/2014

 

Spanish

2nd Advanced Trade Policy Course — Level 3 — Generalist path

ATPC14/2

Global

15/09/2014 - 06/11/2014

 

English

3rd Advanced Trade Policy Course — Level 3 — Generalist path

ATPC14/3

Global

 

X

English

4th Advanced Trade Policy Course — Level 3 — Generalist path

ATPC15/1

Global

 

X

English

5th Advanced Trade Policy Course — Level 3 — Generalist path

ATPC15/2

Global

 

X

French

6th Advanced Trade Policy Course — Level 3 — Generalist path

ATPC15/3

 (ii) Regional Trade Policy Courses

Africa (English)

02/06/2014 - 25/07/2014

 

English

Intermediate level activity for English-speaking African countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC14/1

Africa (French)

17/03/2014 - 09/05/2014

 

French

Intermediate level activity for French-speaking African countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC14/2

Arab and Middle East Countries

X

 

English

Intermediate level activity for Arab and Middle East countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC14/3

Asia and Pacific Economies

X

 

English

Intermediate level activity for Asia and Pacific economies — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC14/4

Caribbean

05/05/2014 - 27/06/2014

 

English

Intermediate level activity for Caribbean countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC14/5

Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus

X

 

 

English

Intermediate level activity for Central and Eastern Europe — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC14/6

Latin America

X

 

Spanish

Intermediate level activity for Latin American countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC14/7

Africa (English)

 

X

English

Intermediate level activity for English-speaking African countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC15/1

Africa (French)

 

X

French

Intermediate level activity for French-speaking African countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC15/2

Arab and Middle East Countries

 

X

English

Intermediate level activity for Arab and Middle East countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC15/3

Asia and Pacific Economies

 

X

English

Intermediate level activity for Asia and Pacific economies — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC15/4

Caribbean

 

X

English

Intermediate level activity for Caribbean countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC15/5

Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus

 

X

English

Intermediate level activity for Central and Eastern Europe — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC15/6

Latin America

 

X

Spanish

Intermediate level activity for Latin American countries — Level 2 — Generalist path

RTPC15/7

 
A 2. Geneva-based Introduction Courses

Global

28/04/2014 - 16/05/2014

 

English

Introduction Course for LDCs — Level 1 — Generalist path

IC14/1

Global

 

X

E/F

Introduction Course for LDCs (English/French - tbd) — Level 1 — Generalist path

IC15/1

 
A 4. WTO Introduction Days

Global

X

 

E, F, S

Introduction and Focus Activities for Geneva-based delegates — Level 1 — Generalist path

 

Global

 

X

E, F, S

Introduction and Focus Activities for Geneva-based delegates — Level 1 — Generalist path

 

 
A 5. Geneva Week

Global

05/05/2014 - 09/05/2014

 

E, F, S

28th Geneva Week — Level 1 — Generalist path

GVA14/1

Global

X

 

E, F, S

29th Geneva Week — Level 1 — Generalist path

GVA14/2

Global

 

X

E, F, S

30th Geneva Week — Level 1 — Generalist path

GVA15/1

Global

 

X

E, F, S

31st Geneva Week — Level 1 — Generalist path

GVA15/2

 
A 6. Geneva-based Topic-specific Symposia

Global

X

 

E/F/S

6 Geneva-based topic specific symposia for Capital-based officials — Level 3 — Specialist path

 

Global

12/06/2014 - 13/06/2014

X

E/F/S

Workshop on LDC Needs for Technical and Financial Co-operation on IP — Level 3 — Specialists

WTO14/1

Global

16/06/2014 - 27/06/2014

X

E/F/S

Joint WTO/WIPO colloquium for teachers of intellectual property from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

WTO14/2

Global

 

X

E/F/S

6 Geneva-based topic specific symposia for Capital-based officials — Level 3 — Specialist path

 

 
A 7. Advisory Role on Legal Issues (Art. 27.2 of DSU)

Global

01/01/2014 - 20/12/2014

 

TBD

Advisory role on legal issues — DSU — Article 27.2 — 2 Consultants — 4 days/month /12 months — Generalist path

DSU14

Global

 

X

TBD

Advisory role on legal issues — DSU — Article 27.2 — 2 Consultants — 4 days/month /12 months — Generalist path

DSU15

 
A 8. Regional and Sub-regional Capacity-building programmes

All regions

X

 

E/F/S

4 regional and/or sub-regional general capacity-building activitiese — Level 2 — Generalist path

 

All regions

 

X

E/F/S

4 regional and/or sub-regional general capacity-building activitiese — Level 2 — Generalist path

 

 
B 1. Geneva-based Thematic courses

Global

29/09/2014 - 03/10/2014

 

English

Advanced Thematic Course on WTO Dispute Settlement — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC14/1

Global

10/06/2014 - 13/06/2014

 

English

Advanced Workshop on Agriculture Notifications — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC14/2

Global

10/11/2014 - 13/11/2014

 

French

Advanced Workshop on Agriculture Notifications — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC14/3

Global

05/05/2014 - 09/05/2014

 

English

Thematic Course on Practical Guide for Trade Policy Analysis — Level 2 — Specialist path

TC14/4

Global

15/09/2014 - 19/09/2014

 

English

Advanced Thematic Course on Regionalism — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC14/5

Global

17/02/2014 - 28/02/2014

 

French

Intermediate Thematic Course for LDCs — Level 2 — Specialist path

TC14/6

Global

10/03/2014 - 21/03/2014

 

English

Joint WIPO/WTO Advanced Course on Intellectual Property for Government Officials — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC14/7

Global

02/07/2014 - 11/07/2014

 

English

Follow-up activities related to the 2013 Advanced Thematic Course on SPS — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC14/8

Global

06/10/2014 - 24/10/2014

 

Spanish

Advanced Thematic course on SPS — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC14/9

Global

24/03/2014 - 04/04/2014

 

English

Advanced Thematic course Trade and Environment — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC14/10

Global

19/05/2014 - 23/05/2014

 

E, F, S

Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills (TNS) for Geneva-based delegates — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC14/11

Global

 

X

Spanish

Advanced Thematic Course on WTO Dispute Settlement — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/1

Global

 

X

Spanish

Advanced Workshop on Agriculture Notifications — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/2

Global

 

X

English

Thematic Course on Practical Guide for Trade Policy Analysis — Level 2 — Specialist path

TC15/3

Global

 

X

English

Advanced Thematic Course on Regionalism — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/4

Global

 

X

E/F

Intermediate Thematic Course for LDCs (French/English, tbd) — Level 2 — Specialist path

TC15/5

Global

 

X

English

Joint WIPO/WTO Advanced Course on Intellectual Property for Government Officials — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/6

Global

 

X

Spanish

Follow-up activities related to 2014 Advanced Thematic Course on SPS — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/7

Global

 

X

English

Advanced Thematic course on SPS — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/8

Global

 

X

TBD

Advanced Thematic course on Agriculture  (tbd) — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/9

Global

 

X

English

Advanced Thematic course on TBT — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/10

Global

 

X

TBD

Advanced Thematic course (tbd) — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/11

Global

 

X

TBD

Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills (TNS) for Geneva-based delegates — Level 3 — Specialist path

TC15/12

 
B 2. (i) National topic-specific activities

All regions

X

 

E/F/S

National seminars and workshops — Assisting beneficiaries in conducting needs assessment and follow-up — Level 2/3 — Generalist/Specialist path

 

All regions

 

X

E/F/S

National seminars and workshops — Assisting beneficiaries in conducting needs assessment and follow-up — Level 2/3 — Generalist/Specialist path

 

 
B 3. Regional and sub-regional seminars

All regions

X

 

E/F/S

30 (sub) regional topic-specific seminars, including Trade Negotiations Skills — Level 2 — Specialist path

 

Africa (English)

04/03/2014- 06/03/2014

X

 

Regional Workshop on the TBT Agreement

TBT14/1

Arab and Middle East Countries

29/04/2014 - 30/04/2014

X

 

Regional Workshop on the TBT Agreement

TBT14/2

Africa (English)

14/07/2014 - 18/07/2014

X

 

Regional Workshop on the TBT Agreement

TBT14/3

All regions

 

X

E/F/S

30 (sub) regional topic-specific seminars, including Trade Negotiations Skillss — Level 2 — Specialist path

 

 
 B 5. Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills

 Latin America

24/02/2014 - 28/02/2014

 

 

English and Spanish

Advanced Course on Trade Negotiations Skills — Strategies and Tactics for the Conduct of Trade Negotiations, as well as Techniques of Systematic Decision Analysis for Monitoring and Managing the Negotiating Process for Latin American countries — Level 3 — Generalist path

TN14/5

 Africa (French)

28/04/2014 - 02/05/2014

 

 

French

Advanced Course on Trade Negotiations Skills — Strategies and Tactics for the Conduct of Trade Negotiations, as well as Techniques of Systematic Decision Analysis for Monitoring and Managing the Negotiating Process for French-speaking Africa — Level 3 — Generalist path

TN14/2

 
D 1. Netherlands Trainee Programme

Global

07/04/2014 - 19/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Internships in the framework of the Netherlands Trainee Programme — Level 3 — Generalist path

NTP14

Global

 

X

E, F, S

Internships in the framework of the Netherlands Trainee Programme — Level 3 — Generalist path

NTP15

 
D 2. WTO Regional Coordinator internship

Global

X

 

E, F, S

Assistance to the Group coordinator, in fulfilling the coordinatorship-related activities — Mission Internship — Level 3 — Generalist path

RCI14

Global

 

X

E, F, S

Assistance to the Group coordinator, in fulfilling the coordinatorship-related activities — Mission Internship — Level 3 — Generalist path

RCI15

 
D 3. WTO Mission internship

Global

17/02/2014- 19/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Mission Internship — Assistance to the Permanent Missions of Developing countries — Level 3 — Generalist path

MIP14

Global

 

X

E, F, S

Mission Internship — Assistance to the Permanent Missions of Developing countries — Level 3 — Generalist path

MIP15

 
E 1. eTraining: online courses (incl. enhancement and misc.)

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Introduction to the WTO — Level 1 — Generalist path

eTRAIN14/1

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

The Multilateral Trade Agreements — Level 2 — Generalist path

eTRAIN14/2

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

The WTO and Trade Economics: Theory and Policys — Level 2 — Generalist path

eTRAIN14/3

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Legal Underpinningss — Level 2 — Generalist path

eTRAIN14/4

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Trade and Development — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/5

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Trade Finance and the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/6

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

WTO Market Access Databases — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/7

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Notification Requirements in the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/8

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

RTAs and the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/9

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Technical Barriers to Trade — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/10

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

TBD

DSU in the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/11

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Trade and Environment — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/12

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Market Access for goods and Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) Negotiations — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/13

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Trade Remedies and the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/14

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Agriculture in the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/15

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/16

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/17

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

E, F, S

Trade in Services in the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/18

Global

01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

English

My Personalized Course — Create your own E-Learning Courses

eTRAIN14/20

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Introduction to the WTO — Level 1 — Generalist path

eTRAIN15/1

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

The Multilateral Trade Agreements — Level 2 — Generalist path

eTRAIN15/2

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

The WTO and Trade Economics: Theory and Policy — Level 2 — Generalist path

eTRAIN15/3

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Legal Underpinnings — Level 2 — Generalist path

eTRAIN15/4

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Trade and Development — Level 2 — Generalist path

eTRAIN15/5

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Trade Finance and the WTO — Level 2 — Generalist path

eTRAIN15/6

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

WTO Market Access Databases — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/7

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Notification Requirements in the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/8

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

RTAs and the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/9

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Technical Barriers to Trade — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/10

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

DSU in the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/11

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Trade and Environment — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/12

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Market Access for goods and Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) Negotiations — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/13

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Trade Remedies and the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/14

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Agriculture in the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/15

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/16

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/17

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

E, F, S

Trade in Services in the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/18

Global

 

 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

English

My Personalized Course — Create your own E-Learning Courses

eTRAIN15/20


 

Key result (outcome) 2:
Acceding governments are participating in accession negotiations, in line with WTO accession processes and procedures.

Target region

2014
From — To

2015
From — To

Language

Description of the Activity

Code

B 2. (i) National topic-specific activities

All regions

X

 

 

 

E/F/S

National seminars and workshops — Level 2/3 — Specialist path

 

All regions

 

 

X

 

E/F/S

National seminars and workshops — Level 2/3 — Specialist path

 

 
B 7. Accessions

All regions

 

 

X

 

E

Advanced Thematic Workshop on Accessions (English/TBD) — Level 3 — Specialist path

 

All regions

X

 

 

 

E/F/S

“China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme):  Participation of LDCS in WTO and WTO-Related meetings - round tables on Accessions — Level 3 — Specialist path

 

All regions

 

 

X

 

E/F/S

“China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme):  Participation of LDCS in WTO and WTO-Related meetings - round tables on Accessions — Level 3 — Specialist path

 

 
D 4. WTO Accessions Internship

Global

X

 

 

 

E/F/S

WTO Accession Internship in the framework of the “China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme) — Level 1 — Generalist path

AIP14

 

 

 

X

 

E/F/S

WTO Accession Internship in the framework of the “China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme) — Level 1 — Generalist path

AIP15

 
E 1. E-Learning:  online course

Capital-Based officials

X

 

 

 

English

Accession to the WTO — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN14/19

Capital-Based officials

 

X

 

E/F/S (tbd)

Accession to the WTO (English, and/or French, and/or Spanish — to be determined) — Level 2 — Specialist path

eTRAIN15/19

 

Key result (outcome) 3:
Members are accessing and using WTO-related information enabling them to raise awareness of WTO matters with all their stakeholders.

Target region

2014
From — To

2015
From — To

Language

Description of the Activity

Code

B 2. (iv) WTO Reference Centres and enquiry points

All regions

X

 

 

 

E/F/S

Establishment and/or upgrade of 10 WTO Reference Centres — Level 1 — Generalist path

 

All regions

 

 

X

 

E/F/S

Establishment and/or upgrade of 10 WTO Reference Centres — Level 1 — Generalist path

 

 
B 6. Outreach Activities for Parliamentarians and Civil Society

All regions — TBD

X

 

 

 

E/F/S

6 outreach activities for Parliamentarians and Civil Society — Level 1 — Generalist path

 

All regions — TBD

 

 

X

 

E/F/S

6 outreach activities for Parliamentarians and Civil Society — Level 1 — Generalist path

 

 

Key result (outcome) 4:
WTO-supported academic institutions are applying trade policy and WTO‑related topics and subjects in their courses and research

Target region

2014
From — To

2015
From — To

Language

Description of the Activity

Code

C 1. WTO Chairs programme

All regions

X

 

E/F/S

Grants of maximum CHF 50'000 to seven (7) new WTO Chairs

WCP14

 

11/02/2014 - 12/02/2014

 

 

WTO Chairs Programme Conference: "The Way Forward for a Successful Partnership"

WCP14/1ad

 

X

 

E/F/S

Annual meeting WCP Advisory Board and WCP stakeholders

WCP14/1

 

X

 

E/F/S

Academic support to WTO Chair holder institutions (missions, publications and joint publishing projects with the chairs)

 

All regions

 

X

E/F/S

Grants of maximum CHF 50'000 to seven (7) new WTO Chairs

WCP15

 

 

X

E/F/S

Annual meeting WCP Advisory Board and WCP stakeholders

WCP15/1

 

 

X

E/F/S

Academic support to WTO Chair holder institutions (missions, publications and joint publishing projects with the chairs)

 

 
C 2. (ii) University Competition on WTO Law

Africa

X

 

English

Support to (ELSA Moot Court) Regional African Round of University Competitions on WTO Law and participation in Final Competition

ASP14/1

Africa

 

X

English

Support to (ELSA Moot Court) Regional African Round of University Competitions on WTO Law and participation in Final Competition

ASP15/1

 
C 2. (iii) National seminars on WTO matters on collaboration with academic institutions

All regions

X

 

E/F/S

Academic support  seminars in co-operation with academic institutions

 

All regions

 

X

E/F/S

Academic support  seminars in co-operation with academic institutions

 

 
C 2. (iv) Library support for Universities

Global

X

 

E/F/S

The donation of WTO publications to Universities and groups of scholars

ASP14/30

Global

 

X

E/F/S

The donation of WTO publications to Universities and groups of scholars

ASP15/30

 
C 3. Support Programme for Doctoral Studies

Global

X

 

E/F/S

Support programme for doctoral  students (6 students over 6 months each)

ASP14/40

Global

 

 

X

E/F/S

Support programme for doctoral  students (6 students over 6 months each)

ASP15/40

 

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