Mr. Ravier underlined that the 30 trade officials will have the unique
occasion to follow, from the inside, the work of the WTO and will thus
have the opportunity to witness how the Organization starts
implementing the decision adopted last November at the fourth session
of the Ministerial Conference held in Doha, Qatar.
Deputy Director-General also stressed the efforts made by the WTO to
contribute to trade-related capacity building in developing countries
and economies in transition. He recalled the creation of the WTO
Training Institute last June and welcomed the decision of the WTO
Members to increase the budget of the Institute to achieve
progressively a doubling of its training capacity. Mr. Ravier
invited the course participants to actively take part in the
forthcoming training and to develop and strengthen a solid network of
contacts which will be useful in handling WTO matters. He expressed
his conviction that well-informed government officials constitute a
determining contribution to a more vigorous and truly multilateral
the three-month training, which will end on 5 April, the 30
participating officials will become acquainted, through lectures,
round-tables and simulation exercises, with virtually all the issues
dealt with and the activities carried out in the framework of the WTO
as well as with trade-related aspects of the work conducted by other
international organisations located in Geneva.
WTO Training Institute's mandate goes beyond organizing the
traditional trade policy courses, which were instituted already under
the GATT, in 1955. The Institute's task now includes training for
trainers, a diversified range of short-term trade policy courses,
distance-learning services, as well as increased co-operation with
universities and other institutions of learning handling WTO and
trade-related issues. The Institute is advised by a Board which held
its constitutive meeting in November 2001.
List of participants back
Aleksandr KULINKOVICH, First Secretary, WTO Section, Department
of Tariff Regulation and WTO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minsk
Carmen Melina SILVA, Foreign Service Officer, International
Trade Desk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belmopan.
Emir DJIKIC, Senior Official, Sector for International Trade
Relations, Department for Multilateral Trade Relations, Ministry
of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Sarajevo.
Ainatol Zahayu MOHAMMAD, Project Officer, International
Relations and Trade Development Division, Ministry of Industry
and Primary Resources, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Rouslana Anguelova STOYANOVA, Head, WTO and other International
Economic Organizations Division, Multilateral Trade and Economic
Policy Directorate, Ministry of Economy, Sofia.
Marie Madeleine Cocovi NGUIDJOI, Sub-Director of External Trade
Affairs, Department of Commercial Promotion and Services,
Ministry of Industrial and Commercial Development, Yaounde.
Berekhet-AB Habtemariam OGBAZGHI, Director, Foreign Trade
Division, Department of Trade, Ministry of Trade and Industry,
Lamin JAMMEH, Trade Economist, Trade Division, Department of
State for Trade, Industry and Employment, Banjul.
Junior Glenroy MAHON, Trade Officer/Economist, International
Trade Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade, St. George's.
Kit Mui Patricia LUI, Principal Trade Officer, Multilateral
Division, Trade and Industry Department, Kowloon.
MBA MUGHOFUR, Section Manager of Environment and Development,
Sub-directorate of Trade Policy, Directorate of Multilateral
Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Jakarta.
Mohammad Reza ALIPOUR NANDEL, Expert, Multilateral Economic
Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran.
Michael Moses OTIENO, Trade Development Officer II, Department
of External Trade, WTO Division, Ministry of Tourism, Trade and
Lama OUEIJAN, Trade Economist, Minister's Cabinet, Ministry of
Economy and Trade, Beirut.
Christina ZAKEYO JERE, Trade Officer, Foreign Trade Section,
Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Lilongwe.
Mohd Daud MOHD ARIF, Assistant Director, Regional Economic
Cooperation Division, Ministry of International Trade and
Industry, Kuala Lumpur.
Soraya Farah RAMJANALLY-NUTHAY, Trade Analyst, International
Trade Division, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and International
Trade, 8th Floor, Air Mauritius Centre, Port Louis.
Guillermo MALPICA SOTO, Director of Multilateral Negotiations
and Regional Organizations, Directorate General of Negotiations
in Services, Ministry of Economy, Mexico D.F.
Urjinlhundev TUGSBILGUUN, Desk Officer, Department of Trade
Policy and Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Trade,
Richard BIRIBINA, Commercial Officer II, Multilateral Trade
Division, WTO Unit, External Trade Department, Federal Ministry
of Commerce, Abuja.
Khalifa Ahmad ALSOWAIDI, Foreign Trade Researcher, Department of
Commerce, Ministry of Finance, Economy and Commerce, Doha.
Elena Sergeevna ALDAKUSHKINA, Chief Specialist, Department for
Trade Policy and Multilateral Negotiations, Trade in Services
Division, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Moscow.
Elias BAINGANA, Executive Assistant to Ag. Commissioner General,
Office of the Commissioner General, Rwanda Revenue Authority,
Andrew Osborne SATNEY, Senior Economist Affairs Officer,
Economic Affairs Division, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean
Aida FAUMUI, Principal Trade and Investment Promotion Officer,
Trade and Investment Promotion Unit, Department of Trade,
Commerce and Industry, Apia.
Soo Chuan ONG, Desk Officer, International Economics
Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.
Pugameau TAUFILO, Trade Officer, Ministry of Tourism, Trade and
Hamoud Ali AL-NAJAR, Commercial Attaché (WTO Affairs),
Permanent Mission of Yemen to the United Nations Office at
Geneva and other specialized Agencies in Europe, Geneva.
Sofija ARANJELOVIC, Senior Advisor, WTO Department, Ministry for
Foreign Economic Relations, Beograd.
Ikayi Gertrude SAMBONDU, Economist, Trade Department, Ministry
of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Lusaka.