Technical Cooperation for Intellectual Property Policy in Developing Countries

ICTSD Dialogue on Sustainable Development and Intellectual Property
Geneva, 11-12 July 2005

Description | Programme | Participants | Documents


Monday 11th July

09.00-09.15 Café
09.15 Welcoming Remarks
09.30 - 11.00 Overview Presentation and Regional Experiences
Moderator: Pedro ROFFE, ICTSD
Overview Presentation: The Reform of IP Technical Cooperation: Current debates, challenges and proposals for ways forward Prof. Michel KOSTECKI, Enterprise Institute of the University of Neuchâtel National
Regional experiences with IP technical cooperation - Mr. Manuel RUIZ, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (Peru); Ms. Susan VILLANUEVA, University of the Philippines (Philippines); Mr. Jakkrit KUANPOTH, University of Wollongong (Thailand).
Questions and Discussion

11.30 Welcome and Overview: A dialogue on solution-oriented reform proposals
11.40 Introductions
11.50 Session 1. The Design of Technical Cooperation
Mr. Pedro ROFFE, ICTSD (Chile), Draft principles and guidelines for recipients, donors, and providers in the area of IP technical cooperation (draft prepared by Professor Carlos Correa) (10 mins).
Dr. Jakkrit KUANPOTH, University of Wollongong (Thailand), Guidelines as a tool for supporting national capacity to assess interests and needs in IP technical cooperation (10 mins).
Mr. Ahmed ABDELATIF, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Egypt), Matching technical cooperation with national interests and needs: Programmatic and budgetary aspects of requests for multilateral assistance (10 mins).
13.00 Lunch
14.15 Session 1 (continued) Open Discussion
15.30 Break
16.00 Session 2. The Implementation of IP Technical Cooperation
Ms. Carolyn DEERE (Australia), Global Economic Governance Programme, Oxford University, Draft code of ethics for IP technical cooperation donors and providers (10 mins)
Discussants (5-10 mins each): Ms. Michelle CHILDS, Consumer Project on Technology (UK), Applying a code of ethics to IP technical cooperation: Learning from experience in other sectors
Ms. Vera BAMPO-ADDO, Registrar-General's Department (Ghana), Reflections on the Ghanaian experience with IP technical cooperation: How could a Code of Ethics alter implementation in practice?
Open Discussion
18.00 Close of Day One

Tuesday 12th July

08.45 Café
09.15 Briefing on Sessions 1 and 2: David VIVAS and Jakkrit KUANPOTH
09.30 Session 3. The Evaluation of IP Technical Cooperation
Mr. Tom PENGELLY, Saana Consulting, Benchmarks and indicators for the evaluation of IP technical cooperation (10 mins)
Mr. Carsten FINK, World Bank Research Group, Best practices in evaluation: Learning from the broader field of international development cooperation (10 mins)
Ms. Souheir NADDE, Ministry of Economy and Trade, Lebanon, A national perspective on the benefits and challenges of a greater emphasis on evaluation (10 mins)
Open Discussion
11.00 Break
11.15 Session 4. Organising IP Technical Cooperation: Coordination or Competition?
Mr. Michel KOSTECKI, Enterprise Institute of the University of Neuchâtel, Overview of various proposals for ways to improve the institutional framework for IP technical cooperation (10 mins)
Discussants (5-8 mins each): Mr. Luis VILLARROEL, Ministry of Education, Chile, A national perspective on the benefits, challenges and pitfalls of proposals to reform the organisation of IP technical cooperation
Mr. Sisule MUSUNGU, South Centre, Assessing the options: Political feasibility and practical considerations
Open Discussion
13.00 Working Lunch: Final discussion and next steps
14.30 Close

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