On June 6-7, CLDP will hold a workshop in Kathmandu for officials from the Ministry of Energy, Nepal Investment Board, Office of the Millennium Challenge, Nepal Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Finance and other energy-related agencies on Power Procurement. The workshop is part of the Department of State's Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor Initiative aimed at increasing cross-border investment in energy and power trading in South Asia.
On May 24-26, CLDP will conduct a workshop in Victoria, Seychelles on developing a sustainable upstream oil and gas policy. The workshop caps the work of several past months, in which CLDP has worked with PetroSeychelles – the national oil company and upstream regulator – to develop a policy that meets the country’s goals for domestic exploration and production in balance with the Seychelles’ unique environmental heritage and its thriving tourism industry.
On May 17-18, CLDP will conduct a workshop in Naypyitaw for senior Burmese energy officials from the LNG Committee, the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, and the Ministry of Energy and Electricity on the key commercial risks facing private developers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import projects. The workshop follows a March 2017 workshop which provided these Burmese officials with a LNG imports model that demonstrated a critical method by which private developers determine whether and how to structure their bid on the country’s LNG import facility tender. These workshops assist the Government of Burma to better understand the economics of LNG projects and the legal and regulatory reforms they can enact to ensure a commercially viable LNG import facility.
On April 25-27, CLDP will organize a workshop in London, UK on increasing Pakistan's domestic gas supply through stranded and marginal fields. The workshop brings together senior officials from Pakistan’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MPNR) and the Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd. (OGDCL) to discuss and find concrete solutions to explore regulatory reforms that will make such fields commercially viable. Increasing domestic gas production is a cornerstone of meeting Pakistan's ongoing energy deficit, and this is the first of three CLDP workshops this year to address the country's gas supply.
CLDP, in close cooperation with the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), will conduct a National Labor Law Symposium in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 24-25 April, 2017.
From April 17 – May 19, 2017, CLDP will sponsor a fellowship recipient from the Competition Commission of Pakistan to spend one month working as an integral member of the Bureau of Competition team at the Federal Trade Commission.
On April 4-7, CLDP conducted a Workshop on Trade Facilitation and Cross-Border Issues in Odessa, Ukraine for officials from Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Pakistan, and Ukraine.