Workshop on the teaching and research of trade and poverty for African academics
19 - 23 November 2007

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Deadline for application:  5 October 2007

UNCTAD is organizing a workshop on the teaching and research of Trade and Poverty for academic and research institutions in Africa, and is seeking qualified and motivated candidates wishing to participate.

The event is organized by the UNCTAD Virtual Institute in cooperation with UNCTAD´s Division on Africa and the Least Developed Countries, the Trade Analysis Branch, and Virtual Institute member, the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.

The programme will address conceptual and methodological approaches to the teaching and research of the trade-poverty relationship, as well as resulting policy implications. University teachers and/or researchers from African countries, in particular the Least Developed Countries, involved in teaching and research on trade, and economic and social development, are encouraged to apply.

UNCTAD will cover the attendance fee, travel, lodging and boarding expenses for selected participants, with a priority being given to candidates from the Least Developed Countries. We will also provide relevant publications and teaching materials free of charge.

Participants will be responsible for obtaining valid visas and medical insurance for the duration of their stay in Tanzania.


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