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Regional Dialogue on the Economic Partnership Agreements, Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development for the ECOWAS Countries

Dialogue organised by ICTSD in partnership with ENDA and QUNO
Saly (Dakar), Senegal, 30-31 May 2007

Description | Agenda | Participants | Documentation

Agenda

Wednesday 30 May

9:00 - 12:30

Chair: El Hadji DIOUF, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

  • Introductionary remarks
  • EPA negotiations and WTO compatibility

Resource persons:
Carolyn DEERE, ICTSD and Oxford University

  • Multilateral Trends in Intellectual Property Policy Making: an Update on the WIPO Development Agenda and the WTO Doha Declaration

Fleur CLAESSENS, ICTSD and David VIVAS, ICTSD

  • Current Trends in EPA Negotiations in Relation to IPRs

Falou SAMB, International Trade Centre (ITC)

14.00 - 17.00

Chair:
Cheikh Tidiane DIEYE, Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA)

Resource person:
Dalindyebo SHABALALA, The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Commentator:
Ibrahima CAMARA, University of Dakar

  • Increased Protection for Geographical Indications: Potential Benefits and Costs for the ECOWAS Region

Resource Person:
Catherine GRANT, Business Unity South Africa

Commentator:
David VIVAS, ICTSD


Thursday 31 May

9.00 - 12.00

Chair:
David Zafar AHMED, Quakers United Nations Office (QUNO)

Resource Person:
Marisella OUMA, Kenya Copyright Board

Commentator:
John ASEIN, Nigerian Copyright Commission

Resource person:
Sisule MUSUNGU, World Trade Institute (Bern)

Commentator:
Maurice BATANGA, OAPI

14.00 - 17.00

Chair:

Carolyn DEERE, ICTSD and Oxford University

Working Groups

Participants will be divided into groups to provide opportunity to express their needs. There will be Working Groups on:

1) What are the main challenges in the EPAs for the region?
2) What options are available?
3) What actions to take?
4) Who is responsible?

Plenary meeting for report from working groups

Conclusions by organisers

 

© ICTSD 2004 - Last Update: 29-Jun-2007