Honduras: CLDP Implements Third Workshop on Microgrid Policy and Regulation

February 21, 2019 - February 22, 2019

On February 21-22, CLDP implemented its third workshop on microgrid policy and regulation in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Participants included more than 30 officials from the Honduran Ministry of Energy, the national energy regulatory commission, and the government owned and operated electrical power company, among others. CLDP experts guided discussions and offered best practices on key topics for the Honduran government to consider as it contemplates microgrid policy and regulation such as microgrid structures, licensing, interconnection, and the role of municipalities. This workshop represents the continuation of CLDP’s two-year project aimed at developing the legal and regulatory frameworks for microgrids to flourish in Honduras and Guatemala. Increased electrification resulting from expanded use of microgrids will spur economic development and ultimately address some of the factors that drive insecurity and migration in the region. (Scannell x8149; Badissy x9030)

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

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