Title of the activity
Online Regional Trade Policy Course for Arab and Middle Eastern Countries
Regional Trade Policy Course
The Online Regional Trade Policy Course (e-RTPC) is an intermediate generalist training course set at Level 2 of the Progressive Learning Strategy (PLS). The e-RTPC is specifically designed for government officials who have already undertaken Level 1 PLS training (E-learning "Introduction to the WTO" or Geneva-based "Introduction Course for LDCs") and it is proposed to use and complement the existing framework of the MTA eLearning platform(MTA). The objectives of the RTPC are: 1) Deepening participants' understanding of the WTO Agreements and the functioning of the WTO, its rules and procedures; 2) Strengthening participants' capacity to access WTO information resources and the ability to find relevant provisions in the WTO legal texts; and, 3) Enhance participants' understanding of relevant trade policy issues in their regional context. The e-RTPC complements the MTA by adding a focus on the regional trade policy context, both in terms of substantive content and target audience and by including a coached teaching methodology with live webinars and question-and-answer sessions.
(i) successfully completing the WTO E-Learning course "Introduction to the WTO" or a Geneva-based Introduction Course for LDCs; (ii) possess at least three years of professional experience and be currently working in national administrations in the field of the formulation and conduct of trade policy; (iii) be proficient in English and (iv) devote themselves part-time to the course".
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations