Asia & South Asia

April 6, 2020 - April 7, 2020

Afghanistan: CLDP Advances Development of Emergency Telecommunications Plan

CLDP, in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Geeks without Frontiers co-hosted a virtual workshop to develop a National Emergency Telecommunications Plan.

April 4, 2020 - July 9, 2020

CLDP Global – 2020 International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot in Vienna was hosted online.  CLDP sponspored teams from Burma, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Southern Europe and Caucasus regions to compete with more than 300 law school teams from over 100 countries.   

April 1, 2020 - May 29, 2020

CLDP and Georgetown TradeLab Coordinate Identify Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade Between Afghanistan and Central Asia

As part of a project proposal drafted by CLDP, Georgetown University TradeLab students collected information on non-tariff barriers to trade between Afghanistan and regional countries. The students and attorneys at CLDP gathered this information by circulating a comprehensive two-part survey in both Dari and English to hundreds of companies engaged in trade in the region. Local Afghan economic specialists from USAID’s Office of Economic Growth and Office of Agriculture, as well as the State Department Economic Section in Kabul, worked closely with CLDP and the Georgetown students to ensure information is collected across several sectors from as many companies as possible. This information was used to draft a report on the most prevalent non-tariff barriers facing companies trading with Afghanistan. This report is a useful tool to share with the Afghan government to develop programming that supports private-sector-led economic growth in Afghanistan. 

March 23, 2020 - March 28, 2020

ADR Training and Consultations

Details coming soon.

March 10, 2020 - March 14, 2020

Middle East, South Asia and Eastern Europe: CLDP Conducts 10th Annual Pre-Moot Competition

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the Annual Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna and Hong Kong was cancelled. More than 400 teams from over 80 countries had anticipated to compete in the premier program this April. In response, on March 10-14, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CLDP, in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for International Legal Education and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, successfully converted the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot into a virtual Vis Pre-Moot. The virtual pre-moot was the first to showcase a virtual program that was able to connect participants from around the globe simultaneously, overcoming technical obstacles that could impede connections. Additionally, CLDP and its partners developed virtual tools that improved mooting practices, such as virtual moot rules, automatic scoring, and electronic grade submissions. The pre-moot program provided a series of live sessions, recorded lectures, interactive virtual breakout sessions, and practice rounds. The highlight of the 5-day virtual program was a two-day competition, consisting of general rounds and elimination rounds, along with a “virtual gala.” The winner of the event was the Royal University of Colombo. More than 100 attorneys from around the globe volunteered their time to serve as advisors and arbitrators. The Vienna organizers have now called on CLDP to assist them in converting this year’s global moot into a virtual event. CLDP will now be working closely to support the Moot organizers in Vienna next month in designing and implementing the global event so as to enable the 400+ registered teams to submit their required oral arguments for competition. For more information, please visit: http://premoot.bcdr-aaa.org/.

March 1, 2020 - March 5, 2020

Sri Lanka PPP Study Tour

On March 1-5, CLDP led a delegation from Sri Lanka to the P3C Conference in Dallas, which is the largest conference on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the United States.

February 25, 2020 - February 27, 2020

Afghanistan: CLDP Promotes Economic Development through Private Sector Training on Advocacy

On February 25-27, 2020, in Dubai, UAE, CLDP delivered a program to more than 30 influential members of Afghanistan’s private sector on the role they play in the economic development of Afghanistan – with a specific emphasis on influencing public policy, regulations and laws in Afghanistan.