Asia & South Asia

March 5, 2018 - March 9, 2018

ASEAN: CLDP to Implement Third Country Training on Public Procurement

On March 5-9, CLDP conducted its annual Third Country Training Program (TCTP) course in partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Civil Service College. The course was built off of prior TCTP courses on public procurement and focused on how to build a sustainable public procurement training program.

February 27, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Pakistan: Upstream Regulator Workshop

CLDP together with its institutional partner Extractive Resources Governance Program (ERGP) at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, co-hosted a workshop of 13 officials from Pakistan on Establishing an Effective and Independent Regulator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

February 25, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Sri Lankan Vis Moot and Trade Law Moot

On February 25-27, CLDP, in cooperation with the Asian Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), held a preparatory training in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to prepare Sri Lankan and Afghan university students to participate in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) and the ELSA WTO Trade Law Moot (Trade Law Moot). 

February 21, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Afghanistan: CLDP holds SPS/TBT Workshop in Cooperation with the WTO ITTC

On February 21-22, 2018, CLDP held a workshop in cooperation with the World Trade Organization Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation for officials from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in preparation for their participation in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees through March 24.  

February 21, 2018

Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka: CLDP Sponsors the 4th Annual Middle East Pre -Moot Arbitrator Roundtable

On February 21, CLDP, in coordination with the Royal University for Women, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, UNCITRAL, and ICC, hosted the 4th Annual Middle East Arbitrator Roundtable at the Royal University for Women in Manama, Bahrain.  The Roundtable was led by Dr. Stefan Kroll of the Vis Moot Organization, Professor Ron Brand of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center of International Legal Studies, and Ryan Harrington of UNCITRAL. More than 70 arbitrators from around the world participated and in sessions focused on addressing current developments in international trade and investment arbitration.  The program was conducted on the margins of CLDP’s 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot program and provided an unique opportunity for current transactional lawyers to connect with the next generation of future arbitrators.  Participants discussed current changes in arbitration law and practice and prepared themselves to serve as judges in simulated arbitration rounds.  The Roundtable has become an annual event that has developed a community of legal practitioners in championing the practice of effective contract enforcement and dispute resolution.

February 19, 2018 - February 23, 2018

CLDP sponsors the 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

On February 19-23, CLDP, in partnership with the Royal University for Women, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, UNCITRAL, and ICC, hosted the 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot at the Royal University for Women in Manama, Bahrain.  The program brought together 15 teams consisting of over 90 students from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates for extensive clinical training in oral advocacy as well as simulated arbitrations.  The program consisted of three days of training and two days of competition.  The training was conducted by former Vis Moot champions and mentors, and Professor Ronald Brand from the Center of International Legal Studies, University of Pittsburgh.  Additionally, the competition was arbitrated by over 70 legal practitioners from across the globe.  

February 15, 2018 - February 21, 2018

Sponsorship of International Technology Transfer Specialists to AUTM

CLDP sponsored the participation of technology transfer specialists from Algeria, Morocco, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia to attend the 2018 Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ from February 18-21, 2018.

December 17, 2017 - December 21, 2017

CLDP Sponsors Participation at Internet Governance Forum

From December 17-21, 2017, CLDP sponsored the participation of representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tunisia to attend the annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland. 

December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017

Pakistan: CLDP Conducts IP Judicial Workshop

On December 4-5, CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO and the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan, held an intellectual property workshop in Karachi, Pakistan, for IP Tribunal Presiding Officers and select District and Session Court judges identified as likely to be assigned to IP Tribunals in the near future.

October 30, 2017 - November 2, 2017

Afghanistan: Mining Fundamentals Workshop

CLDP conducted a mining workshop for officials and staff from the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum from October 30 - November 2 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.