Asia & South Asia

November 2, 2020 - November 5, 2020

U.N. Internet Governance Forum - Pakistan

In November 2020 (exact dates to be determined) CLDP will support participation by government and non-government participants from several  countries at this year’s virtual Internet Governance Forum (IGF).  The IGF takes place annually under the auspices of the United Nations.  Originally scheduled to take place in Poland, this year the event will be entirely online.CLDP plans to support participation by government and private sector individual s at the annual United Nations Internet Governance forum, which will no be a virtual event.

September 27, 2020 - September 29, 2020

Support for Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum

From September 27 through 29, 2020, CLDP will support participation by South Asian government and non-government stakeholders at the now-virtual Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). This is a regional event consistent with the global IGFs held annually by the United Nations.  Multiple virtual workshops and plenary sessions will offer platforms for discussions of such Internet Governance issues such as access, openness, and data regulation. CLDP will provide standalone discussions of issues of interest to the South Asian participants and will also provide some technical support to the operation of the forum.  This activity is part of CLDP’s work under the Department of State’s Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP).  DCCP supports increased access to communications, an open, interoperable, and secure Internet, transparent regulatory policies for open competitive markets, and trade opportunities for U.S. firms.  DCCP also builds partners nations’ capacity to address shared security threats, along with capacity building and commercial engagement activities.

September 22, 2020 - September 25, 2020

South Asia Participation at Prague 5G Wireless Security Conference

In mid-September, 2020, CLDP will support participation by several South Asian government and non-government stakeholders to the second conference on 5G Security hosted by the Government of Czechia.  This program is currently scheduled to take place in person in Prague, but it may become a virtual event. CLDP will hold thi sprogram under the Department of State’s Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP), which supports increased access to communications, an open, interoperable, and secure Internet, transparent regulatory policies for open competitive markets, and trade opportunities for U.S. firms.  DCCP also builds partners nations’ capacity to address shared security threats, along with capacity building and commercial engagement activities.

September 21, 2020 - September 24, 2020

Pakistan – Webinar Intellectual Property Judicial Workshop I

CLDP, in cooperation with USPTO, will provide a file link to select Pakistani judges likely to adjudicate intellectual property (IP) cases (e.g., IP Tribunal Presiding Officers) and who register/accept an invitation to the webinar from CLDP.

September 16, 2020 - September 17, 2020

Sri Lanka Public-Private Partnership Contracts Workshop

On September 16-17, 2020, CLDP will host a virtual workshop on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) contracts for several Sri Lankan ministries.

August 24, 2020 - August 28, 2020

Pakistan - Consultation on Current Legislative Issues

CLDP plans to organize an information exchange with members of Pakistan’s National Assembly, officials from the Ministry of Information Technology and IT, and other officials, on such current issues as data regulation privacy, or e-Commerce.

August 19, 2020 - August 21, 2020

Burma - Pre Moot Training Phase 1

On August 19-21, 2020, CLDP will launch Phase I of the 2020-21 Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot (the Vis Moot) with four Burmese universities.

August 19, 2020 - August 20, 2020

Pakistan – CLE Webinar on Start-Ups

On August 19-20, 2020, the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), in close cooperation with CLDP, will conduct a continuing legal education (CLE) webinar for Pakistan lawyers on the formation of new business entities. 

July 20, 2020

Pakistan – CLE Webinar on Force Majeure Contract Provisions and COVID-19

On July 20, 2020, the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), in close cooperation with CLDP, will conduct a continuing legal education (CLE) webinar for Pakistan lawyers to explore the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic on commercial contracts, including the possible application of force majeure contract provisions, as well as other legal remedies and relief for the parties to a contract.

July 20, 2020 - July 21, 2020

Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka: CLDP will hold a Training for ADR Centers' Staff

CLDP in partnership with the Hong Kong International Arbritration Centre (HKIAC) will hold a Training for ADR Centers' Staff from Afghanistan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka.