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assistance for developing countries
“As Namibia tries to use the WTO to advance its economic development, we
want our journalists to be better informed about the organization and the
highly-technical issues it deals with,” Permanent Secretary Andrew Paulus
Ndishishi told the participants.
“We welcome the fact that Namibia had specifically requested a WTO workshop
for its journalists as an integral part of its technical cooperation
programme,” said Mr. Keith Rockwell, Director of the WTO Information and
Media Relations Division.
The two-day workshop covered the following topics: introduction to the WTO,
trade and development, dispute settlement, the Doha Development Agenda, and
using the WTO website as a research tool.
Nineteen media representatives participated in the workshop held at the
Manpower Convention Centre in Windhoek: Chmwe Kaira and Desie Hweita of The
Namibia Economist, Tonderai Katswara of The Namibian, Petrina Demas of
Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Lapaka Ueyulu of NBC Radio-Oshiwambo,
Suoma Negumbo of NBC, Elizabeth Kalambo Mule of the Namibia Review, Daniela
Schoneburg Schultz of Allgemeine Zeitung, Natasha Scheidt of NBC German
Radio, Djami Balthazar Daniel of NBC, Conrad Serogwe of NBC Raido-Tswana,
Uzeraije Tjazeura of NBC Radio-Otjiherero, Fillemon Enkali of NBC, Eve Black
of National Radio, Pearl Coetzee of NAMPA, Mornay Louw of NBC, Elli Stella
Imalwa, NBC Radio News, Collen Gwai of the Republikein, and Charity Mwiya of
the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Benjamin Katjipuka of Namibia's WTO office in Geneva and Ms. Ndinelao
Hietha-Ndingoya of the Ministry of Trade and Industry assisted the WTO
Information and Media Relations Division in organizing the workshop, which
was funded through the Joint Integrated Technical Assistance Programme (JITAP).