Kosovo: CLDP and FCC Train Kosovar Government Officials on 5G Preparedness

October 22, 2020
Kosovo: CLDP and FCC Train Kosovar Government Officials on 5G Preparedness
Kosovo: CLDP and FCC Train Kosovar Government Officials on 5G Preparedness

On October 22nd, CLDP in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), hosted a webinar on 5G preparedness and securing the next generation networks. The primary goal of this session was to gain a better understanding of the current landscape for 5G readiness in Kosovo and challenges that stand in the way of deployment of secure 5G networks. The secondary goal was to share the expertise on FCC’s efforts to help facilitate deployment of 5G while keeping in mind national security considerations. As a result of CLDP’s webinar,  Embassy Pristina requested additional CLDP assistance, including providing input on a draft Cyber Security law and further assistance on regulatory and secondary legislation as Kosovo implements and revises existing laws to ensure security of its critical infrastructure.  CLDP’s program is providing assistance to Kosovo with respect to restricting untrusted vendors in accordance with the State Department’s Clean Path initiative in the Balkans. The webinar is part of a larger effort to aid Kosovo in protecting itself from malign economic influence, whether through foreign direct investment, telecommunications procurements, or telecommunications security policies.

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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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