The Middle East & North Africa

August 18, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Iraq: Workshop on Technical Regulations and Standardization for International Trade

At the request of the Iraqi government, CLDP will organize a workshop in Istanbul for Iraqi officials on technical regulations and standards for international trade. 

August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Business Registration and Arbitration

CLDP will invite government officials, private sector representatives, civil society organizations, and entrepreneurs from Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to a 5 day program focusing on arbitration and on company registration.

August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Company Registration and Arbitration in the Gulf

As part of CLDP's cooperation efforts with MENA countries in enhancing arbitration laws and streamlining company registration laws in the region, CLDP will conduct a workshop in Singapore from August 17-21, 2015 with the participation of lawyers, government officials, private sector representatives, and entrepreneurs from Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.

August 9, 2015 - August 13, 2015

Public Procurment Workshop Phase II: Risk Mitigation and Dispute Resolution in International Government Contracts

The Iraqi Ministry of Planning plays a coordinating role in developing and implementing procurement regulations across both the federal and provincial government levels. Thusly, CLDP will conducted the second of a multi-phase public procurement program on dispute resolution in coordination with the Government Contracts Division of Iraq’s Ministry of Planning.

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July 15, 2015 - August 15, 2015

Iraq: CLDP and Iraq's National Investment Commission to Publish an Investment Contract Drafting Guidebook

CLDP has a mandate to provide technical assistance to Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) and to Provincial Investment Commissions (PICs) in the areas of drafting and negotiating investment contracts with foreign investors.

June 17, 2015 - June 20, 2015

Iraq: CLDP to Lead Workshop on Franchising

On June 16-20 in New York, in cooperation with the Foreign Commercial Service, CLDP conducted a franchise program for a 20-member delegation of prospective franchise investors from Iraq.

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June 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015

Iraq: CLDP Promotes Strategic US-Iraq Private Sector Partnerships

On June 15, CLDP, at the behest of the U.S. Consulate in Basrah, led a meeting with the Governor of Basrah, Dr. Maged Al-Nasrawi, and 20 other Governorate officials to develop the next programmatic steps in implementing the recently signed Sister-City Agreement between Houston and Basra.

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June 4, 2015

Tunisia Franchise Business Club Workshop on Franchise Finance

CLDP and AC Franchise organized a one-day Franchise Business Club Workshop on franchise finance in Tunis on June 4, 2015.

June 1, 2015 - June 5, 2015

CLDP Organizes Study Tour on Tunisian Technology Transfer in Portugal

From June 1-5 in Faro, Portugal, CLDP led a Study Tour on Fostering an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Tunisia through Effective Technology Transfer Offices. 

May 21, 2015 - May 23, 2015

Afghan Delegation Attends Middle East and North Africa World Economic Forum

In support of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s mission to enhance Afghanistan’s economic ties to the Middle East, CLDP sponsored an Afghan delegation to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) for the Middle East and North Africa on May 21-23, 2015, in Dead Sea, Jordan.