Sub-Saharan Africa

June 24, 2014 - June 26, 2014

Refining PPA Annotations: A Power Africa Workshop

To gain much needed government stakeholder perspectives and ownership of the annotated PPA, CLDP will hold, in June 2014, a regional workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, for utilities, transmitters, distributors and regulators. 

June 18, 2014 - June 19, 2014

CLDP to Hold Conference on Best Practices for Oversight of Agricultural Product Distribution and Combatting Counterfeits

CLDP will organize a Conference on Best Practices for Oversight of Agricultural Product Distribution and Combatting Counterfeits in Bamako, Mali on June 18-19, 2014.

March 26, 2014 - March 28, 2014

Workshop on the Annotation of Power Purchase Agreements for Power Africa

In the context of the President’s Power Africa Initiative, CLDP is working with a variety of partners, including the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) and international law firms to develop a library of annotated agreements that form the core of power project transactions.

January 13, 2014 - January 17, 2014

CLDP Conducts Assessment of Commercial Law Capacity-Building Needs in Mali

From January 13-17, CLDP was in Bamako, Mali to conduct an assessment of the commercial law capacity building needs of the Government of Mali. During the assessment, conducted in coordination with the USAID Mission in Bamako, CLDP met with officials from the Ministries of Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, and public procurement authorities as well as the Malian Bar and the National Magistrate School. The assessment is part of the USAID-funded Feed the Future program and will guide future CLDP programming in the country.

August 9, 2013 - August 13, 2013

The Rise of Africa’s Digital Economy at the 2013 AGOA Forum

As part of the 2013 U.S. Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum, held August 9-13 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, CLDP partnered with the US State Department to develop and conduct a panel focused on Entrepreneurship and Technology.

May 6, 2013

CLDP facilitates Africa IP Group meeting at INTA 2013

CLDP facilitated the organization of the AIPG meeting on May 6th at INTA 2013 for about 50 participants in Dallas, TX to support the continued growth and capacity building of AIPG in its goal to promote the economic benefits of the practical protection and utilization of IP in Africa.

March 19, 2013 - March 21, 2013

Regional Workshop on the Practical Approaches to IP Utilization and Protection in Africa

About 170 East, West, and Southern African IP officials, IP practitioners, IP stakeholders, and private sector, from 19 Anglophone and Francophone African countries gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania March 19-21, 2013 to discuss and learn about the practical approaches, successes, challenges and future strategies to the protection and utilization of IP as a facilitator of innvation, entrepreneurship, trade and investment. 

August 7, 2012 - August 9, 2012

Workshop on the Implementation of an Interagency Approach to IP Protection and Enforcement: Kenya and the EAC

CLDP and the Kenya Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) co-organized a Workshop on the Implementation of an Interagency Approach to IP Protection and Enforcement: Kenya and the EAC in Nairobi, Kenya from August 7-9, 2012.

March 6, 2012 - March 7, 2012

CLDP Exposes Key Malian Decision Makers to Importance of Intellectual Property Rights

On March 6-7, 2012, CLDP, with the support of the USAID mission in Bamako and in partnership with the African Organization for Intellectual Property (OAPI), and the Malian Government (GOM) organized a workshop to introduce and familiarize members of the Malian executive, legislative and judiciary branches with the benefits of integrating Intellectual Property (IP) initiatives in development programs and policies.