VIR21-10

Title of the activity
Health, IP and Trade Virtual Sub-Regional Workshop for ECOWAS Member States
Activity Type
Virtual workshop - Regional
Description
Nigeria on behalf of ECOWAS requested this regional workshop on health, intellectual property and trade for the benefit of government officials from ECOWAS Member States in addition to ECOWAS Secretariat officials. The activity is designed to enhance officials' capacity to undertake a coherent and integrated approach to their health, intellectual property and trade policymaking efforts. It will provide an overview of the public health context in the region, the role of IPRs in innovation of and access to health technologies and other trade-related determinants in access to health technologies. The workshop will also include a session on technical assistance priority needs for health, intellectual property and trade capacity building which will comprise a roundtable with a focus on policymaking in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as an exchange with participants on their capacity building needs.
Host Country
Nigeria
Trade topic
TRIPS
Start Date
End Date

Closed to online applications

Only applications from nationals of invited countries listed below, whose professional sector match the target audience specified for the activity, will be accepted.
Duration (days)
6
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations
Invited Countries
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Côte dʼIvoire
Ghana
Guinea
Liberia
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
The Gambia
Togo