The secretariat is pleased to announce that the 21st regional course for Africa will now take place at the University Mohammed V-Souissi, Rabat with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morocco.
The course will focus on the links between trade, investment, finance and development, including in the context of international trade negotiations.
Its aim is to:
Enhance understanding of the relationships among these areas, and their link to countries’ development strategies; and
Provide participants with knowledge and skills for the design and implementation of trade and development policies, as well as for trade negotiations corresponding to the needs and interests of their countries.
The syllabus of the course will draw upon UNCTAD’s perspective, its analytical work, and the lessons learnt from its technical cooperation activities, and will be enriched by the competence and expertise of the Economic Commission for Africa, as well as regional and national experts, in these areas of work.
The course is mainly aimed at mid-level government officers in ministries and institutions dealing with trade, investment, finance and development issues, who are involved in the formulation and implementation of national trade and development policies. Academics from research institutions and universities working on international economic issues are also encouraged to apply.
The course will be given in English, with simultaneous interpretation into French. Training materials will be made available in English, with some documentation in French.
UNCTAD member States in the African region are invited to present qualified candidates for the course.