Central Asia Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE): Webinar on Digital Commerce Tools and Adoption of Digital Finance Services

June 25, 2020
Expert Advisors from Women's World Banking
Expert Advisors from Women's World Banking

On June 25,  CLDP held the first of a series of webinars for CLDP’s Central Asia Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) working group which focuses on how to promote businesswomen in the Central Asia focusing on a variety of commercial law topics.  In this webinar, experts from the Women’s World Banking highlighted three ways institutions are digitizing, underscoring lessons learned in the context of Covid-19. Experts focused on how digital commerce based on market-level research on social media-based commerce, wage digitization, and adoption of digital financial services could be successfully used by women-owned businesses. The webinar included businesswomen from the Central Asia WEE working group and offered a platform to discuss their experiences promoting their companies and discussing how digital commerce can become an effective tool for economic growth. 

Central Asia Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE): Webinar on Digital Commerce Tools and Adoption of Digital Finance Services
Central Asia Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE): Webinar on Digital Commerce Tools and Adoption of Digital Finance Services

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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