Asia & South Asia

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.

October 16, 2017 - October 19, 2017

CLDP Facilitates Fifth Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Customs Issues

CLDP’s Michael Cofield and Yulia Melara organized the fifth meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Customs for officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan on October 16-19

October 14, 2017

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2018 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Vis East Moot

On October 12-14 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP, in cooperation with Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), the University Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), and MENA Chambers Bahrain held a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare South Asia, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March-April 2018.

September 20, 2017 - September 21, 2017

CLDP to Conduct Workshop on Unsolicited Proposals with Sri Lankan Utility

On September 20-21, CLDP conducted a workshop in coordination with the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy (MoP) and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) on Unsolicited Proposals.

September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017

Sri Lanka: IP Policy Working Group

On September 11-15, CLDP, USPTO, and WIPO, in close coordination with the National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka and the University Grants Commission, conducted working group drafting sessions and site visits to select universities and institutions in Sri Lanka. 

August 7, 2017 - September 29, 2017

Pakistan: FTC Fellowship Program Part 2

CLDP sponsored one fellowship recipient from the Competition Commission of Pakistan staff to spend two months working as an integral member of the Bureau of Consumer Protection team at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from August 7 – September 29, 2017.

July 25, 2017 - July 26, 2017

Nepal Workshop on Power Procurement

On July 25-26, CLDP held 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.