Liberian Interagency IP Task Force Workshop

May 5, 2010 - May 7, 2010

CLDP organized a three-day workshop in Monrovia, Liberia for about 50 participants to facilitate the development of an Interagency Task Force, by bringing together a wide range of relevant Liberian agencies and stakeholders involved in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy. The program aimed to harmonize procedures on trade-related law enforcement, and to determine the skills and mechanisms needed to promote greater communication and coordination among IP enforcement agencies for the timely exchange of information and coordinated responses to infractions.

CLDP drew from the expertise of various U.S. government agencies including the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the expertise and resources of the Liberian Law Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Participants hailed from the Ministries of Justice, Finance, Labour, Health and Agriculture, the Land Reform Commission, the United Nations Mission in Liberia and the Musicians Union among others. An official IP Interagency Task Force Committee has now been established to put the workshop recommendations in place and to reach the goals of strengthening IP protection in Liberia and West Africa.

Upcoming Programs

July 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Most of Iraq’s hydrocarbons are located in the province of Basrah. In spite of these mineral resources, unemployment is high in the province. To increase the likelihood that university graduates will be hired, since the summer of 2019, CLDP, in close cooperation with the University of Houston/Petroleum Technology Initiative (PTI), has been conducting a program to equip students from four Basrah universities with the skills sought by International Oil Companies (IOC) that operate in the province. A key skill required from new hires by the IOCs is competence in project management. To this end, PTI, under a contract with CLDP developed and taught in Houston in August 2019, a two-week course on “Project Management in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production”. This course was taught to delegations from four Basrah universities: Basrah University, Southern Technical University, Basrah University for Oil and Gas, Basrah Oil Training institute. Each university was supposed to send one professor and three students to Houston. Unfortunately, for reasons beyond their control, three of the professors were unable to attend the two-week course in Houston, a course that was very well-received by the lone professor and by all the students. Therefore, at CLDP’s request, PTI will now develop an online version of this course, to be used by the universities of the professors who could not go to Houston in August 2019. This development will take place in July and August 2020. 

CLDP in Action

December 12, 2019

On December 12, in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP held a workshop focused on technology transfer for representatives from government, academia, and the startup community. 

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