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South Asia

Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop

On February 24-25, 2021, CLDP conducted a workshop on the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) standard contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s Department. FIDIC contracts follow international standards used in the fields of construction and installation, which are often part of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). This training was requested by the Attorney General's Department to better understand the risks inherent to infrastructure contracts.

Maldives: Arbitration Award Writing Training

On November 9th, CLDP conducted an Award Writing Training for 11 Maldivian arbitrators. This workshop was led by Ms. Aarta Alkarimi of Chrysalis International Legal Advisors – an arbitrator and arbitration practitioner based in Dubai. Ms. Alkarimi provided an in-depth review of the principles of the arbitration process, leading to the drafting, recognition, and enforcement of an arbitration award. The Maldivian arbitrators who attended this workshop represented experienced practitioners from the Maldivian legal community.

Nepal: Infrastructure Financing Workshop with the Bar Association

On November 16 -18, CLDP collaborated with the Nepal Bar Association to conduct a hybrid workshop on topics related to infrastructure finance. The hybrid workshop in Kathmandu gathered Nepali lawyers working on infrastructure projects involving private investment and debt financing and paired them with international experts making their presentations virtually. This workshop covered concession agreements, termination payments, and alternative dispute resolution.

Nepal: Project Finance Risk Mitigation Webinar

CLDP, in collaboration with the Nepal Renewable Energy Program (NREP), conducted a webinar on lender risk mitigation for local Nepali financial institutions. Nepal is working to increase domestic and foreign investment at the sub-national level for infrastructure, with a focus on the energy sector. Access to financing is an issue for project developers, with bank requirements limiting the capacity of project developers to finance and install projects.

South Asia: CLDP Supports Participation at U.N. Internet Governance Forum


From December 6-10 in Katowice, Poland, CLDP supported 15 government officials and civil society representatives from South Asia to participate in the 16th Annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The IGF is a United Nations annual event focused on connectivity, infrastructure...

Nepal: Bar Association PPP Workshop

On December 8, CLDP collaborated with the Nepal Bar Association to hold a one-day workshop on topics related to Public-Private Partnerships. This workshop was the second engagement with participants from the Nepal Bar Association and built upon the concepts delivered in the Infrastructure Financing...