CLDP Hosts Donor Coordination Meeting for Afghanistan Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues

November 18, 2020

On November 18th, 2020, CLDP hosted a virtual Donor Coordination Meeting with donor and partner organizations working on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and food safety issues in Afghanistan. The meeting served to gather information from donor and other organizations operating in the SPS space in Afghanistan, including current project goals and objectives, geographic and technical areas of focus, and points of contact. The meeting included representatives from ten organizations, including: the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Dutch Committee for Afghanistan (DCA), the European Union, the World Bank, the International Trade Center (ITC), the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO). CLDP now plans to leverage the results of this Donor Coordination Meeting to conduct a gap analysis, thus reducing redundancy and allowing for synergy among the donor and partner community. As a result, CLDP may more efficiently help Afghanistan meet its World Trade Organization SPS Agreement obligations, improve its SPS and food safety legal and regulatory regimes and procedures, and improve Afghan market access for agricultural exports.

Upcoming Programs

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

 CLDP coaches will be working with the 2 Maldivian Vis Moot teams on written advocacy. The coaches will be conducting weekly webinars with the teams on helping them draft research their legal issues, formulate their arguments, and write their memoranda. First, the teams will focus on writing their claimant’s memorandum. Then, the teams will focus on writing their respondent’s memorandum. Once the teams have completed their briefs, they will focus on preparing their oral arguments. 

October 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020

On October 5, the Maldives International Arbitration Center (MIAC) had its first ever arbitration filed. CLDP will be assisting MIAC with the case management of this case – helping MIAC’s case managers process this case effectively, efficiently, and transparently.  In the process, CLDP will ensure that MIAC’s staff and case managers receive case management training on the job.

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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