VIR21-13

Title of the activity
Virtual Regional Workshop on the Government Procurement Agreement for CEECAC Countries
Activity Type
Virtual workshop - Regional
Description
The Workshop aims at providing a forum for trade and procurement experts to exchange information and experiences on policy and related issues in the government procurement sector, and to consider their implications for trade and economic performance. The main objectives of the programme are: (i) to familiarize participants with the WTO activities related to government procurement, notably as they relate to trade, development, good governance and economic performance and have in-depth discussions about the legal and institutional foundations of the GPA 2012; (ii) to elaborate on the benefits and challenges associated with accession to and implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement and the procedures and modalities to be followed, in addition to related policy issues; and (iii) to touch upon several cross-cutting issues such as electronic procurement, sustainability and the fight against corruption relevant to the creation of efficient government procurement systems.
Host Country
Switzerland
Venue
-
Trade topic
Government Procurement
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
selection process
The application process consists of the following steps:

1. Interested candidates need to duly complete and submit the online application form, which is available at: https://wto.formstack.com/forms/wto_ceecac.

2. The online application form requires uploading a scanned copy of the passport and of the official nomination letter, signed and stamped by the competent government authority that is nominating the candidate. A template for such a letter to be signed and stamped by the national authority can be found in Annex 1 to this invitation letter.

3. The application form, including the passport and nomination letter, should be submitted via the online application system NO LATER THAN 10 MARCH.

4. Applications are to be validated by the Permanent Mission/Embassy to the WTO. Validations should be addressed by fax or email to the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (Fax No: +41 22 739 5724; Email: logistics.unit@wto.org) NO LATER THAN 10 MARCH.
Pre-requisite
Preference will be given to nominees having policy responsibility and/or a demonstrated background in trade and/or government procurement policy matters. The organisers reserve the right to select candidates and to decline the candidature of nominees who do not meet these requirements and/or on the basis of the maximum number of participants.
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
Afghanistan
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Georgia
Iran
Israel
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Moldova, Republic of
Montenegro
North Macedonia
Russian Federation
Serbia
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan