TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Technical assistance and training courses for 2016-2017

The products are designed in line with the Progressive Learning Strategy (PLS) to promote higher levels of learning and ensure the development of participants' autonomy. The PLS constitutes a necessary strategic dimension which will complement Results-based management (RBM) in the successful implementation of WTO's TRTA activities. The activities have clearly identified objectives working towards measurable outcomes and more meaningful evaluation.

  • Click here to see the list of activities implemented in 2016.
  • Click here to view the list of face-to-face events in 2017.
  • Click here to see online courses available in 2017.

Key result (outcome) 1:

Target region Type of event Level Path Language(s) Description
Global A 1.(i) Geneva-Based Training Courses  Level 1 Generalist E/F/S Geneva-based Courses for LDCs - Introduction and Focus Activities - Geneva weeks
Level 3 Generalist E/F/S Applied Advanced Trade Policy Courses 
All regions A 1.(ii) Intermediate level activities Level 2 Generalist E/F/S Intermediate level activities for:  Africa (English); Africa (French); Arab and Middle East Countries; Asia and Pacific Economies; Caribbean; Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus; Latin America
Global A 6. Geneva-based Topic-specific Symposia Level 3 Specialist  E/F/S Geneva-based topic specific symposia for Capital-based officials
Global A 7. Other Geneva-based support Level 3 Specialist  E/F/S Advisory Role on Legal Issues (Art. 27.2 of DSU)
All regions A 8. Regional and Sub-regional Capacity-building programmes  Level 2 Generalist E/F/S Regional and/or subregional general capacity-building activities
Global B 1. Geneva-based Thematic courses Level 3/2 Specialist  E/F/S Advanced Thematic Courses and advanced workshops
All regions B 2. (i) National topic-specific activities Level 2/3 Generalist / Specialist  E/F/S National seminars and workshops - Assisting beneficiaries in conducting needs assessment and follow-up - Academic support missions 
All regions B 3. Regional and subregional seminars Level 2 Specialist  E/F/S 30 (sub) regional topic-specific seminars, including Trade Negotiations Skills
All regions B 7. Accessions     E/F/S China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme):  Participation of LDCs in selected WTO meetings; LDCs TPR follow-up workshops; and, South-South Dialogue on LDCs and Development
Global D 1. Netherlands Trainee Programme Level 3 Generalist E/F/S Internships in the framework of the Netherlands Trainee Programme
Global D 2. WTO Regional Coordinator internship Level 3 Generalist E/F/S Regional Coordinator Internships:  Assistance to Group coordinators
Global D 3. WTO Mission internship Level 3 Generalist E/F/S Assistance to the Permanent Missions of Developing countries
Capital-based officials E 1. E-Learning:  online course Level 1 Generalist E/F/S Online course:  Introduction to the WTO
Level 2 Generalist /Specialist  E/F/S Online courses: The Multilateral Trade Agreements; The WTO and Trade Economics: Theory and Policy; Legal Underpinnings; Trade and Development; Trade Finance and the WTO; WTO Market Access Databases; Notification Requirements in the WTO; RTAs and the WTO; Technical Barriers to Trade; DSU in the WTO; Trade and Environment;  Market Access for goods and Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) Negotiations; Trade Remedies and the WTO; Agriculture in the WTO; Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures; Trade in Services in the WTO; The Dispute Settlement System
not specified Generalist /Specialist  English Online course:  My Course - Create your own E-Learning Courses

 

Key result (outcome) 2:
Acceding governments are participating in accession negotiations, in line with WTO accession processes and procedures.

Target region Plan Chapter Level Path Language(s) Description
All regions B 2. (i) National topic-specific activities Level 2/3 Generalist /Specialist  E/F/S National seminars and workshops on Accessions
All regions B 7. Accessions       China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme): WTO Accession Round Table meetings
Global D 4. WTO Accessions Internship  Level 1 Generalist  E/F/S China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme): WTO Accessions Internship
Capital-based officials E 1. E-Learning:  online course Level 2 Generalist /Specialist  E/F/S Online course:  Accession to the WTO

 

Key result (outcome) 3:

Target region Plan Chapter Level Path Language(s) Description
All regions B 2. (iv) WTO Reference Centres and enquiry points Level 1 Generalist  E/F/S Establishment and/or upgrade of 10 WTO Reference Centres
All regions A 6. Geneva-based Topic-specific Symposia Level 2 Generalist  E/F/S Reference Centres managers' meeting

 

Key result (outcome) 4:

Target region Plan Chapter Level Path Language(s) Description
All regions B 6. Outreach Activities  not specified not specified E/F/S Outreach activities for Parliamentarians, Civil Society  and the media
All regions C 1. WTO Chairs programme not specified not specified E/F/S WTO Chairs programme: Grants of maximum CHF 50'000 to seven (7) WTO Chairs; Annual meeting WCP Advisory Board and WCP stakeholders; and, Academic support to WTO Chair holder institutions (missions, publications and joint publishing projects with the chairs)
All regions C 2. Academic Support Programme not specified not specified E/F/S Academic Support Programme: Donation of WTO publications to Universities and groups of scholars; and, support programme for doctoral  students (6 students over 6 months each)
E/F/S Academic Support Programme:  missions to Academic Institutions
All regions D 5. Young Professionals Programme Level 2 Specialist  E/F/S WTO Young Professionals' programme (YPP)

 

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