TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Specialized and advanced technical assistance and training

This category of products includes activities that address specific topics and issues. Training is geared towards the initiated and specialists/technicians. They include national and/or regional seminars and workshops, as well as specialized courses, and can be held in Geneva or in the field.

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Geneva-based specialized courses

Geneva-based specialized courses focus on one or a group of WTO-related topics, and usually last two weeks. Briefing on WTO work progress in the topics concerned is an integral part of the specialized courses.

 

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National technical assistance activities

National technical assistance activities contribute to building sustainable trade-related national capacities, resulting in improved knowledge and skills of participants in areas defined by the beneficiary country.

 

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Regional seminars

Regional seminars, for capital-based officials, allow WTO to reach a homogeneous audience based in the region and interested in the same subject matter. This product also facilitates exchange of information, sharing of experiences and networking among participants.

 

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Advanced training programme for senior government officials

The advanced training programme for senior government officials consists of courses which inform national decision-makers on the key issues in the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) and strengthen their knowledge base, in order to put them in a better position to fully participate in the negotiations.

 

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Intensive courses on trade negotiations skills

The intensive course on trade negotiations skills is designed to provide participants with skills and knowledge concerning appropriate strategies and tactics for the conduct of negotiations.

 

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Outreach activities for parliamentarians and civil society

Outreach activities for parliamentarians and civil society are part of an overall WTO strategy to help legislators and civil society representatives better understand the provisions of the Doha Ministerial Declaration and follow the Doha Agenda negotiations.

 

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