South and South Central Asia: U.N. Global Internet Governance Forum Preconference

November 3, 2020

On November 3, 2020, CLDP conducted a virtual preconference at this year’s virtual Internet Governance Forum (IGF).  CLDP has invited government and non-government participants from several countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Maldives, and Nepal to learn about plans for this year’s forum and to share information on issues of regional issues, including data and privacy, digital transformation, and access/inclusion.

The IGF is a multi-stakeholder event under the auspices of the United Nations that brings together people from government, civil society, academia, and the technical community to address many issues, including connectivity, openness, and cyber security. Originally scheduled to take place in Poland, this year the IGF will be entirely online, with sessions held over a period of about three weeks.

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. 

February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021

CLDP in Action

November 9, 2020

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, a series of Live Forum broadcasts, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues whilst facilitating knowledge sharing. 
 

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