The Middle East & North Africa

November 6, 2019 - November 7, 2019

Bahrain: Competition Law Workshop

November 6, 2019 - November 7, 2019
November 3, 2019 - November 4, 2019

Bahrain: Mediation Workshop

November 3, 2019 - November 4, 2019
October 20, 2019 - October 22, 2019

CLDP to sponsor Middle East Pre-Moot Training in Abu Dhabi

On October 20-22, CLDP, in collaboration with Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Center for International Legal Education of the University of Pittsburg (CILE), and the University of United Arab Emirates of Al Ain (UAEA) will kickstart the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot program in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

September 24, 2019 - September 25, 2019

Guatemala: New World Crafts Expo

The U.S. Department of Commerce provides technical assistance to the governments of Tunisia and Morocco. CLDP is working to promote entrepreneurship and economic growth, particularly as it pertains to handicraft exports. CLDP’s Tunisia and Morocco programs are funded by the Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). In this context, CLDP will sponsor one representative each from the Tunisian and Moroccan governments to attend the New World Crafts Guatemala Expo on September 24-25, 2019 in Antigua, Guatemala.

September 23, 2019 - September 26, 2019

Algeria: Licensing Agreements Workshop

The U.S. Department of Commerce provides technical assistance to the government of Algeria to promote innovation and entrepreneurship as a means of economic growth through funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). In support of this goal, CLDP seeks to build the capacity of the government and private sector to foster an enabling environment for technology-based entrepreneurship. In this context, from September 23-26, 2019, CLDP will organize a workshop on Licensing Negotiations in Algiers, Algeria for private sector stakeholders.

September 18, 2019 - September 19, 2019

Saudi Arabia: PPP Workshop

September 18, 2019 - September 19, 2019
August 18, 2019 - August 22, 2019

Egypt: Regional Customs Valuation Workshop - Phase I

CLDP will conduct Phase I of a Customs Valuation Workshop in Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt.

July 29, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Iraq: CLDP Conducts Oil and Gas Program for Four Basrah Universities

From July 29 to August 9, CLDP and the University of Houston/Petroleum Technology Initiative (UH/PTI ), conducted at UH a program focused on “Project Management in Exploration for, and Production of Hydrocarbons."

This program was developed over the course of two years at the behest of the US Consulate in Basrah. The governorate of Basrah is the location of Iraq’s main hydrocarbon resources and the center of Iraq’s oil and gas activities. (As a result of past CLDP activities, there is a sister city agreement between Basrah and Houston). The Consulate is now closed because  of  security incidents that occurred during demonstrations in Basrah. One of the reasons for these demonstrations was the  high level of unemployment among Basrah graduates, a key factor of political instability. The Consulate asked CLDP to develop this program in order to equip Basrah petroleum engineering students with the knowledge and skills required for employment with International Oil Companies (IOC) and with international oil service companies operating in Basrah. The IOC consider that Basrah graduates have good technical skills but lack project management skills.

The two-week course in Houston was intended for delegations from four Basrah universities with petroleum engineering programs. (A professor and two students from each one of the four universities). Despite the fact that the professors from three of the universities were unable to attend for visa reasons, the program ended on a positive note, thanks to the unique expertise of the PTI faculty and to the exceptional quality of the work done by the Iraqi students. A draft MoU outlining next possible steps was drafted by CLDP after consultations with UH and with Iraqi ministries.